Good and EVO

HTC EVO Shift 4G gets official, but do you care?

Evo-shift-4g Sprint formally announced the HTC EVO Shift 4G yesterday and it's pretty much exactly what all of the previous leaks and rumors suggested it would be: Android 2.2, 3.6-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 800MHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 720p HD video recording, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, 3G, 4G, $150 on contract, available January 9th.

And that about does it. A fine phone, sure, but a bit of a letdown in the context of being the "next EVO," don't you think? I don't doubt that an "EVO 2" is in the works that actually raises the bar that our EVO has put in place, but there's no sign of it just yet.

I don't plan to cover the EVO Shift 4G here at G&E due to lack of interest, but since it bears the EVO name and will be released in a matter of days, I had to acknowledge it one last time.

Crossing my fingers that the next addition to what is now an EVO family will be truly worthy of its name!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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