The EVO name has become synonymous with high end Android superphone on Sprint. The HTC EVO 4G has been one of Sprint's hottest phones for many months now, and it's still tops among phone geeks. Now the EVO 4G has a keyboarded companion, also made by HTC. The thing is, it's not quite as sexy and high end as the original EVO 4G, despite the shared name.
It costs less too, and at $149 with contract, it's a very attractive alternative to Sprint's wide range of middle tier Android QWERTY smartphones. The HTC EVO Shift 4G has a second gen 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, an 800 x 480 pixel 3.6" capacitive display and a 5 megapixel camera. It runs Android OS 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense software (we love Sense), and it has the full suite of Google and Sprint apps like Google Maps, Google Search and Sprint TV. As a very solid business phone we like the HTC EVO Shift 4G quite well; it's not a halo device for Sprint but it's a fast and capable Android phone.