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Terrier Tech: HTC EVO Shift 4G

An affordable Android, powerful for the price


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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!”

Want “Terrier Tech” to review a gadget? Post it in the comments section below or DM us @BUToday.

Alan Wong can be reached at alanwong@bu.edu. Joseph Chan can be reached at joechan@bu.edu.

This article was originally published on April 5, 2011.


15 Comments on Terrier Tech: HTC EVO Shift 4G

  • Tom on 04.05.2011 at 7:26 am

    next review

    Review the Samsung Focus WP7 on AT&T. It’s better than an Iphone.

  • Almond on 04.05.2011 at 9:37 am

    re: next review

    maybe, maybe not, but you’re stuck with AT&T with that piece of junk.

  • Anonymous on 04.05.2011 at 11:22 am

    Things must be really slow at 10 Lenox these days…

  • Anonymous on 04.05.2011 at 12:09 pm


    how old r we five? wasnt expecting much but this is sad.

  • Funny on 04.05.2011 at 1:21 pm

    BU has become CNET?

    This was entertaining, but since when have we become CNET?

  • Anonymous on 04.05.2011 at 2:48 pm

    Good, quick tech review.

    Finally something that appeals to students!

  • Anonymous on 04.05.2011 at 2:53 pm

    Tech review

    Finally a tech review that appeals to students. CNET sucks! Go Warren!

  • Anonymous on 04.05.2011 at 4:26 pm

    Punny puns

    Warren Towers, HA I GET IT.

  • Anonymous on 04.05.2011 at 4:43 pm


    i absolutely love it ! its adorable “4 woofs” to you courtney and warren, hope to see more tech reviews!

  • ryan on 04.05.2011 at 10:36 pm


    Love the 8-bit gfx and sfx. Good stuff Alan Wong

  • Anonymous on 04.05.2011 at 10:57 pm

    sweet video

    Cool phone, but I’m probably not going to switch to Sprint.

  • Anonymous on 04.06.2011 at 8:03 am

    Awesome Video

    Great job! The video was very well done. The animations, special effects, and camera angles were superb. The comedic relief was a nice addition too. I know you don’t want to overwhelm people with tech jargon but a little bit more would be great for tech-enthusiasts like myself. I feel like if you don’t get a bit more specific with the specs of the phone, all you’re Android phone reviews will be the same.

  • Anonymous on 04.07.2011 at 10:20 am

    No other features?

    What about 4G speeds? No iPhone has 4G speeds.

  • Anonymous on 04.07.2011 at 11:13 am

    Show Critique

    great show!

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