HTC And Sprint Unleash the EVO 4G LTE -- A Powerhouse With HD Voice Calls

Sprint and HTC just announced the HTC EVO 4G LTE. It will be the first major smartphone to run on Sprint’s upcoming LTE network. 

The new EVO will run the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, along with HTC’s latest Sense skin.

It also features HD voice calling, which is supposed to reduce background noise.

Check out our live coverage from Sprint and HTC’s announcement below.

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We’re live at Sprint and HTC’s big press event in New York where the two companies are expected to unveil a brand new smartphone.

That new phone will likely be the rumoured HTC Evo One, a new device that will run on Sprint’s upcoming 4G LTE network. The Evo One will be similar to the HTC One X, which we got to check out a few weeks ago. (The One X launches later this spring on AT&T.)

Sprint is expected to start rolling out its LTE network later this year. That’s a big deal since the next iPhone, which has been very important to Sprint since the carrier started selling it last fall, will likely run on LTE. Sprint missed out on the new iPad since it doesn’t offer LTE like Verizon and AT&T do.

What’s so special about LTE? Click here to read our quick 4G explainer while you wait for the event to start.

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. You’ll find all the live coverage in the stream below. You can also refresh your browser or click here for the latest.

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