HTC Inspire 4G: your questions, our answers
As promised, we’re answering some of the questions on the HTC Inspire 4G that you guys sent us via our Twitter account. We were hoping for a few more questions, but since the Inspire is nearly identical to the HTC Desire HD, we realize many of you may have already has some hand-on experience with the hardware and software already.
To keep things simple, we’ve listed out your questions and given our answers directly below them. If any of you have any additional questions to ask, feel free to leave them in the comments and we’ll update this post to include them along with our answers.
When will the HTC Inspire 4G come to Sweden?
Never, the HTC Inspire 4G is an AT&T exclusive. European countries should all have access to the HTC Desire HD
What data speeds can the HTC Inspire 4G get over HSPA+?
We ran a few tests and found that average download/upload speeds to be around 2Mbps/500Kbps.
Can you install applications from “unknown sources”?
Yes, we have installed applications from our SD card and directly from Gmail. However, this may not carry over to launch since we don’t have any guarantee that the phone I am using is on the final software build.
How long does the battery last?
So far, the battery is at 45% after being unplugged for 7 hours. The 1250 mAh batter should last you an entire day.
Goes the HTC Inspire 4G support LTE?
No, the HTC Inspire 4G supports HSPA+, not LTE
Will the Inspire be updated to Android 2.3?
Looking at HTC’s track record, we assume that it will eventually get updates to android 2.3 and beyong. Just keep in mind that updates to any HTC phone are managed by the carrier and AT&T does not have the best track record.
Does the phone have a font-facing camera?
No, the Inspire does not have a front-facing camera like the HTC EVO 4G and upcoming HTC Thunderbolt
Is the HTC Inspire faster than the EVO?
In terms of processor performance? Completely! Check out our HTC Inspire 4G benchmark scores for more details
Does the HTC Inspire come with SWYPE pre-installed?
Unfortunately not, but since you can install applications from other sources, SWYPE can easily be install on the device.
Does the HTC Inspire come with headphones?
No. The box we received did not include headphones. Typically, T-Mobile is the only service provider to include headphones in the box.