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[Full HTC Inspire 4G review] The HTC Inspire 4G is one of the first phones using AT&T's new 4G HSPA+ network. Inside the Inspire 4G smartphone is a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 768MB of RAM. The display has a WVGA 480 x 800 resolution, measures 4.3-inches and uses color transflective TFT technology. Inspire 4G phones run HTC Sense 2.0 UI and Google Android 2.2 Froyo. Read on for the latest Inspire 4G news, HTC reviews and smartphone videos:

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    T-Mobile has published an infographic as part of a campaign to "enlighten" people that the Apple iPhone 4 -- available on AT&T and Verizon -- does not, despite of the "4" in its name, support 4G speeds. Besides promoting their own speed, T-Mobile -- the rabbit above compared to the two turtles -- also claims lowest data costs per month compared to AT&T's and Verizon's iPhone 4 3G data plans. Not that anybody ever claimed that the "4" from the iPhone had anything to do with 4G, T-Mobile will tell you clearly that it indeed has nothing to do with 4G speeds. We're not quite sure why T-Mobile ...

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    HTC has just made the source code of the 2.6.32 kernel for the Inspire 4G available for download through their Developer Center. The Android kernel contains not only the software layer that bridges the gap between hardware and apps, it also includes various drivers and code beyond that which most would typically consider part of the kernel. End users don't directly benefit from this type of release but developers do -- professional and hobbyists alike. Seeing how a company accomplishes various things programmatically not only can make other apps better, it can also help identify bugs which ...

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    US 4G service has been off to a confusing start, mired with questions about what technologies are or aren't "real" 4G, and which carriers can deliver truly next-gen mobile broadband speeds. Even if we can agree that 4G is a fitting label for all of these services, is that alone enough to guarantee the promised bandwidth? We've noticed some problems with the HTC Inspire 4G on AT&T claiming a 4G connection without delivering the speed we were looking for. It turns out the Inspire 4G isn't taking advantage of HSUPA enhanced upload speeds, despite an apparent lack of hardware limitations. We ...

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    I'm fortunate to be able to review all kinds of different phones. Because of this, I'm regularly changing phones, though at the end of the day, I always have a "go to" device, which I like to call my "Daily Driver." Right now the Inspire 4G is my Daily Driver, previously is was Palm Pre 2, Nexus S, Samsung Focus, iPhone 4, and so on. Each mobile operating system has its pros and cons, though lately I've been gravitating towards Android. I really appreciate its flexibility to be customized, yet I also enjoy the cohesiveness of the experience. I know where everything is, I know which third ...

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    We rated the HTC Inspire 4G high, which, despite (still) not having access to AT&T's HSPA+ network in most areas, is a fast, beautiful, and quality Android phone. The price from AT&T is still just $99, which is a reasonable price for a high end smartphone. But if you go through Amazon, you can chip away another $40 to get to $60. We usually don't see such significant price drops on high end phones just three days after their official release, so perhaps HTC/AT&T are trying to juice sales for some reason (hint: Atrix 4G is landing soon, will take all the attention). Source: Amazon Via: ...

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    AT&T subscribers have been patiently waiting for a 4.3-inch Android phone, and it's finally here with the Inspire 4G. Not only that, but the new smartphone ushers in the era of 4G HSPA+ connectivity over the AT&T network, providing speeds of up to 6Mbps down, which is a 2-3 times improvement over what you'll get with standard 3G. In essence, the Inspire 4G is a Desire HD, but with a handful of updates made to the software and hardware to keep it fresh for AT&T. Read on for our full review. BOX CONTENTS Inside the box we have just the charger, but no headphones. The Inspire ...

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    So here's the situation: 100% of the time, when testing the Inspire 4G, we see the "H+" icon in the notification bar. The user manual says that this means that we are "Connected to 4G." And yet, we're not getting HSPA+ speeds. In fact, as this video shows, we're getting speeds slower than a Nexus One running on AT&T's 3G network, despite having full bars. In practice, according to AT&T, their HSPA+ network should be providing speeds of "up to 6mbps". We're pretty sure the indicator is misleading. Not only are our data speeds confirming this, but if you go into Network Settings on the ...

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    After coming away impressed by the fit and finish of the HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T, we wanted to spend some time diving into the software offering of the new device. The Inspire includes the latest version of HTC Sense for Android, which means many subtle enhancement can be found in all stock applications like Mail, Contacts, Gallery, and Internet. Sense for Android also means that you can hook your phone up a free account at HTCSense.com and get remote phone management: you can locate your phone on a map, remotely wipe it, and lots more. Oddly, HTCSense.com has been stripped down quite a ...

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    Most carrier phones come pre-loaded with a bunch of apps added on top of the core operating system, for various reasons. These apps may be time-limited demos, carrier specific utilities, or "exclusive" apps that other carriers can't offer because of contractual limitations. Whatever the reason, assuming all these apps will be wanted by every person who purchases a given device is arrogant. To the majority, these apps are simply "bloat" that slow down your smartphone and occupy space that you could use for things you want -- rather than the stuff that's forced upon you. Removing these ...

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    If you're considering the HTC Inspire 4G, which goes on sale February 13 for $99 on AT&T, you know what you're getting into in terms of the device size. Like an EVO or HD2, the HTC Inspire is a commanding device with plenty of weight (at 164 grams) and size. That said, while it's not thin, it's not thick either. Overall, it's pleasing in-hand and in the pocket. Inside it's packing a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 768MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM, and 8GB of added storage. The screen is a Super LCD panel and is 4.3" at WVGA resolution. While the Super LCD doesn't have the ultra-high contrast of ...

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    The Inspire 4G is an important phone for AT&T: it ushers in the era of HSPA+ data speeds, which, in some cases, can match the speeds of Verizon and Sprint's current 4G networks. AT&T's strategy with 4G is smart: while they build up their LTE network for arrival in late 2011 and 2012, they're bolstering their 3G network with HSPA+, so subscribers can see immediate gains in data speeds as long as they have a capable phone. What's more, when LTE phones start to ship, they'll also be HSPA+ capable, so instead of falling back to slower 3G speeds as Verizon and Sprint customers would experience ...

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    HTC's Inpsire 4G has shown up at Walmart Wireless following a brief appearance at Amazon, promising a February release. Thanks to someone familiar with the plans, we know exactly when in February it will ship -- the 13th -- and for how much: just $99 on contract. That price compares very favorably to the $149 that the Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic from Motorola are expected to fetch, and especially in light of the rumored $249 HTC Thunderbolt pricetag. At this point it seems that the HTC and Motorola handsets from CES have had their pricing and release dates pretty much locked down, and so now ...

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    If you've got your eye on a phone, we know that you simply can't absorb enough information about it while impatiently waiting for the release date. With that in mind, potential HTC Inspire 4G owners will be pleased to learn that Radio Shack has already posted its device simulator for this US version of the Desire HD, allowing you to explore the handset and its functionality from the comfort of your home. Besides a rundown of the features, you also get quite a few tutorials on configuring and troubleshooting the phone -- meaning that you should be all ready to go by the time February 13th ...

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    Perhaps trying to steal some of the thunder from the many announcements scheduled for that day at Europe's Mobile World Congress, AT&T will release its HTC Inspire 4G Android handset on February 13th, according to someone familiar with the plans. The CES-debuted Inspire will only cost $99.99 on contract, after a $50 mail-in rebate. With most high-end hardware launching at around the $200 mark, we have to wonder if the relatively low price is a tacit admission that this model is a rebadge of last fall's Desire HD -- whose aging specs would have trouble going up against Motorola's Atrix 4G ...

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    Thanks to the need of smartphone OEM employees to share test photos amongst one another, sites like Picasa and Flickr are full of images captured with unreleased and, in some cases, unannounced devices. Most of these shots are about as inartistic as you can imagine: picture after picture of people's keyboards, mice, and coffee mugs -- when they're not macro shots of the wall. However, there are always a few gems among the junk, and we've managed to collect decent snaps of almost every handset announced at CES. (Full disclosure: we cheated with the Inspire 4G and Thunderbolt from HTC by ...

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