Video: Unboxing and first hands-on impressions of the HTC Inspire 4G from AT&T
Yesterday, HTC and AT&T announced that the HTC Inspire 4G would launch on February 13th for $99.99. Today? The FedEx guy dropped off an HTC Inspire 4G at our door step. If you follow us on Twitter (which we highly recommend), you have already see our first image of the HTC Inspire 4G, but we though we would share a few more and give you guys a quick overview of the phone.
The HTC Inspire 4G is almost a carbon copy of the HTC Desire HD which HTC launched in Europe late last year. If you compare the unibody aluminum design, 4.3 inch capacitive display, 8 mega pixel camera with dual LED flash, and even the phone’s power and volume buttons on the top and side of the phone, the only difference you’ll notice is the AT&T logo that’s been slapped on the back on the Inspire 4G. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but we’re wondering why it took AT&T and HTC this long to launch the phone if that’s the only real difference.
On the software side, things do slip off in different directions. As always, AT&T has chosen to load up a few of their favorite apps (Asphalt 5, AT&T FamilyMap, AT&T Code Scanner, AT&T Navigator, Blockbuster, Live TV, and the ever popular myAT&T) though we’re pretty sure most of you will be happy to hear that the HTC Inspire 4G can install applications from the SD card, Gmail, and other sources. In the past, AT&T has completely locked down their phones, forcing uses to rely only on the Android Market for their application needs.
We’ll be playing with the AT&T HTC Inspire 4G for a few weeks, so we’ll be sure to bring you quite a few more details in the days to come.