HTC Rider Revealed as HTC EVO 4G+ (Image)
Here is the HTC Rider, a Korea-bound handset based on the EVO 3D — although unlike that model, this one has neither 3D capture nor playback capabilities. It will be sold under the name HTC EVO 4G+, closely following the EVO WiMax which recently landed at KDDI Japan.
Besides the omission of 3D, specs are largely the same as found in last month’s leaked ROM: 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 4.3-inch qHD display, and 1GB of RAM. Instead of dual five-megapixel cameras, however, EVO 4G+ packs a 1080p-capable eight-megapixel shooter along with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing cam. The 2D/3D toggle switch has been repurposed to select between still and video camera modes.
In terms of connectivity, EVO 4G+ offers Korea’s WiBro flavor of WiMax, 14.4Mbps HSPA+ cellular broadband on the 900MHz and 2100MHz bands, DLNA-enabled 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0. Expect an official announcement with pricing and release details in short order.