AT&T and HTC will roll out the Inspire 4G on 13 February for $99.99

AT&T and HTC will roll out the Inspire 4G on 13 February for $99.99

Summary: Now that AT&T is losing the iPhone exclusive they are getting serious about Android and are launching one of the most successful form factor devices in the HTC Inspire 4G.

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In my opinion, AT&T has made a half-hearted effort to provide Android smartphones in the past and I can't really blame them when they had the exclusive on the iPhone. That exclusive changes next week as Verizon launches the iPhone 4 and now we see AT&T getting serious about Android. AT&T and HTC just announced that the HTC Inspire 4G will be available starting 13 February for only $99.99 with a two-year contract. This is a fantastic price for a device that follows along with the highly successful EVO 4G design and form factor. An Inspire 4G arrives for me to evaluate this week so stay tuned for a hands-on article before launch next week.

The HTC Inspire 4G will have the largest display of any AT&T smartphone at 4.3 inches. Other key specifications include:

  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • Android 2.2 OS
  • 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash
  • Unibody aluminum design
  • HSPA+ support
  • AT&T Mobile Hotspot service
  • 4GB internal with microSD card slot (8GB card included)

There is not really much here that screams innovative and new, but this appears to be an excellent device that should appeal to AT&T customers looking for a solid Android device. I hope there isn't too much AT&T junk on there as they tend to go overboard on anything that isn't from Apple. I think the EVO 4G is one of the best Android devices still available and since this is virtually the same it too may be the best, until the dual-core processors and other Android 2.3 devices come out soon.

Topics: AT&T, Hardware, HTC, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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  • RE: AT&T and HTC will roll out the Inspire 4G on 13 February for $99.99

    Gr8 device at gr8 price.
    tatiGmail
  • Notice that carriers and manufacturers are placing their bets on Android,

    NOT WP7. Well, manufacturers might bet on iOS, but, Apple will not allow that.
    DonnieBoy
    • AT&T and Verizon are betting on both

      So that was a pretty stupid comment. Last time went by the mall AT&T store there were 8-10 people looking at the Windows phones, 1 looking at the iphone, 1 looking at the blackberrys, and no one in the android section...
      Johnny Vegas
      • And, how many are activated each day compared to Android??? Finally,

        since Microsoft has been in the business so much longer than Google, they should be out selling them 100 to 1.
        DonnieBoy
  • RE: AT&T and HTC will roll out the Inspire 4G on 13 February for $99.99

    Verizon getting the iPhone may be the best thing in a long time that has happened to AT&T Customers. Looks like they are getting more phones and hopefully that will take a strain off of their network.
    brandonh@...
  • No wonder Android numbers are "exploding"

    Fire sale prices and 2-for-1 (BO,GOF or for a penny) deals will do wonders for market share numbers :-)
    MacCanuck
    • Fire sale price have not helped WP7 though.

      NT
      DonnieBoy
      • Actually its selling about 4x what android did at this stage

        Objectively they're off to a really good start. Way ahead of where ios or android was 3 months in in both sales and apps...
        Johnny Vegas
      • Actually, MS has been selling smart phone OSes much longer than Google.

        This is just Microsoft's latest version.
        DonnieBoy
      • RE: AT&T and HTC will roll out the Inspire 4G on 13 February for $99.99

        @DonnieBoy You're like what comes out of CrApple's arse after a laxative. Mixed with a lot of hot air of course! ....don't you ever get tired of being an arsewipe for Steve? :P
        i2fun@...