Monday, March 29, 2010

Sprint's HTC EVO Can't Chew Gum & Walk At the Same Time

There's bad news folks. When Sprint debuted the EVO at last week's CTIA conference, there was drool in front of every computer of every blogger and reader who were following the event.

Frontal camera. Running the latest Android version. And more importantly, it does WiMax. In the US, Sprint and Clearwire are the only one operating a viable semi-national 4G network.

But alas, while the EVO is a brilliant mobile device, there are some bad news.

The EVO can only make a call or surf the Web but it cannot do both. HTC said “If you’re using 4G for data, you can’t use CDMA for voice. Currently the only way to do simultaneous voice and data would be through a third-party VOIP solution. However, this is not due to strict hardware limitations, so it’s possible this could change with future updates.”

Since, HTC qualified the situation with the possibility that a fix is possible, I honestly wouldn't hold my breath. If you need to be able to make a call and look up things on the Internet wirelessly, the EVO isn't for you. It certainly isn't for me. I don't know if a fix would be forthcoming and I think Sprint and HTC would rather sell you an upgraded version than offer a feature that should have been available to begin with.

Anyway, I'm sure if there is a lot of concern about this, Sprint and HTC will work something out.

Source: Android Community.

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