Sprint, HTC, and Google has teamed up to bring you the “ultimate” iPhone Killer. I have written a post when Palm Pre came out that it was an iPhone Killer but let me correct that, HTC Evo is the new iPhone Killer!
Probably, we have not seen a better smartphone in our lifetime. While Apple is stuck with an outdated AT&T network for another decade, HTC will be bypassing with lightening speeds on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network while Google keeps improving their Android mobile operating system.
As for Apple, they are now facing competition from not just one company but Sprint, HTC, and Google combined, hence this HTC Evo might be the phone that will actually kill the iPhone for good.
Surely, we have not seen a smartphone that can do Flash 10.1, 4G WiMax, 720P HD Videos, and much more. This brings up the question, will Apple iPhones keep up?
Perhaps Apple can implement flash and 720P HD videos in iPhone 4G but implementing a 4G network will be hard unless they switch networks to Sprint. No matter how LTE technology is improved upon in the U.S., it’s clear that LTE in the U.S. still mostly rumors and theoretical, and plus AT&T is STILL struggling just provide stable 3G let alone 4G.
I’ve predicted this would happen and today is the day that’s announced but who knows, maybe Apple has a strategy for 4G too.
Btw, people in South Korea have been already enjoying this for the last couple years (WiMax was developed in South Korea), it’s not really new technology but it’s just taken a long time to cross to the U.S. Sprint has been on the forefront of bringing innovations earlier than other networks and I have to applaud them for that while other networks deliberately delay the bringing of new technology because they are getting so rich off outdated 3G networks. Kudos to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse!
No wonder Apple is suing HTC, this is a no-brainer, Apple is going south when this phone is available this summer. Too bad they can’t be suing HTC for WiMax… Well, just sayin’.