HTC Sensation 4G coming 15 June with HTC Watch and Listen services

HTC Sensation 4G coming 15 June with HTC Watch and Listen services

Summary: HTC and T-Mobile will be rolling out one of the most powerful Android smartphones with the HTC Sensation 4G on 15 June for $199.99.

TOPICS: Mobility, Hardware, HTC, Wi-Fi

T-Mobile announced the HTC Sensation 4G in April and tonight revealed that the HTC Sensation 4G will be coming on 15 June in stores for the typical $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The HTC Sensation 4G is also expected to be available as early as June 12 at select Wal-Mart locations. I really do not need another phone on T-Mobile, but the Sensation 4G looks sweet and I doubt I will be able to resist this Gingerbread-toting Android smartphone with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 4.3 inch 540x960 pixels resolution display. Shoot, just ring it up and put it in the bag.

While the hardware looks to be one of the best, if not the best, for an HTC Android smartphone it also packs in some software improvements like Sense 3.0 with functional home screen utilities, HTC Watch movie service (first seen on the HTC Flyer), HTC Listen services for mobile music needs (trying to find out more information on this new service), T-Mobile TV, T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik and Slacker Radio.

Specifications of the HTC Sensation 4G include:

  • 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense 3.0
  • 4.3 inch qHD display (540x960 pixels)
  • 14.4 Mbps HSPA+ speed (disappointed not to see 21.1 or 42.2 support)
  • 768 MB RAM and 1GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot with 8GB included card
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1080p support
  • Front facing VGA camera for video chat
  • 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1520 mAh battery
  • Dimensions of 126.1 x 65.4 x 11.3 mm and 148 grams

I held the HTC Sensation 4G a couple weeks ago and it is a great piece of hardware that is just missing a kickstand. The Sense 3.0 ability to drag an icon and jump right into the application, just like I can with my new HTC Flyer, is something that was really needed to make the lock screen even more functional.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, HTC, Wi-Fi

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  • Other carriers??

    Will any other carriers be getting this phone or a variance of it? This phone looks amazing. I would love to see it on all 4 major carriers, like the Samsung Galaxy S
    • Stop Snoring

      Yeah, this one really rocks but it still for the lower end of the market, slightly like the <a title="snoringsolutions" href="" style="text-decoration: none; color: black;">snoring solutions</a> article I just read in the health section of this site. Apple will always be the leader :)
  • Matthew, any chance of an update ...

    ... on your current perspectives on Android vs. WP7 vs. iOS? I recall you were very impressed by WP7 out of the gate ... did the rose lose any bloom as you became familiar with it? Are new Android features swaying you back in that direction? etc.

    I never trust even my <i>own</i> first impressions of anything - too many times "gee whiz" things end up not really mattering, and other mundane seemingly minor features end up mattering more than I initially anticipated.

    Just curious ... understood if you don't feel like putting on a flame-retardant suit to post such a blog.
  • RE: HTC Sensation 4G coming 15 June with HTC Watch and Listen services

    Just buy the phone outright and use it when you want to. I've been out of a contract since 2003 and always buy my phones subsidy free. Sure it costs more but I don't have to change my plan for one that costs more and I'm not tied to the network for 2 years. Makes it worth it to me.