Terrier Tech: HTC EVO Shift 4G
An affordable Android, powerful for the price
During the summer months, BU Today is revisiting some of our favorite stories from the past year. This week we feature the video series “Terrier Tech.” Cohosts Warren Towers, Courtney Bogard, and special guests give you the lowdown on the apps and gadgetry making a splash in the mobile market.
Attention, techies! Today marks the debut of “Terrier Tech,” a new video series that reviews the latest in mobile phones, tablets, apps, and gadgets. We’ll tell you what’s hot and what’s not, cutting through all the hype and small print so you don’t have to. Our first review features the HTC EVO Shift 4G from Sprint.
At $149.99, with a two-year contract or eligible upgrade, the EVO Shift 4G is versatile for the price. For starters, there’s the 5.0 megapixel camera, which for a mobile device takes good photos and HD video. Users who prefer a slide-out keyboard will enjoy its backlit design and ease of use, although the phone is heavier and much thicker than the keyboardless EVO 4G and the Apple iPhone. Unlike the iPhone, however, the EVO Shift 4G, which runs on the Android 2.2 OS, boasts a browser that actually has Flash.
“Wow, Flash on a web browser. How novel!” says “Terrier Tech” host Warren Towers. “But seriously, having a mobile hotspot is pretty cool. Now go watch the video!”
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This article was originally published on April 5, 2011.15 Comments