February 1, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
AT&T has confirmed that the HTC Inspire 4G will go on sale beginning February 13, 2011. AT&T announced that the Inspire, the carrier’s first 4G-capable device, will cost $99 when purchased on a two-year agreement.
Will you buy one? There are plenty of reasons to be attracted to the upcoming HTC phone. The Inspire 4G has a 4.3-inch SLCD screen, 1GHz processor, Android 2.2, and an 8 megapixel camera that can record HD video. It’s the dream phone that AT&T subscribers intrigued by the EVO have waited on.
However, that could also be a set-back. The EVO debuted eight months, meaning the Inspire 4G is late to the game with last generation specs. When the phone goes on sale, we’ll be hearing about new phones at Mobile World Congress that have dual-core processors and even more features that the Inspire will not. And, of course, there’s the Motorola Atrix 4G casting a shadow over all other Android phones on AT&T.
Here are some other features of the Inspire 4G that may be too tempting to pass up or not good enough to keep people from waiting.
- AT&T Hotspot capability
- 4 GB internal memory, up to 32 GB microSD card (8GB included)
- 1230 mAh battery
- 4G HSPA+ speeds (available in limited areas)
- Android 2.2
- Bluetooth 2.1 EDR A2DP
- 8 MP camera with autofocus, dual LED flash, HD recording, face detection
- Pre-loaded apps: AT&T Code Scanner, MYWireless, Navigation, Family Map, and UVerse. HTC Hub, YPMobile, and Mobile TV.