HTC Inspire 4G

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HTC Inspire 4G
HTC Desire HD with Sense20.jpg
Manufacturer HTC Corporation
Slogan "Inspiration comes faster"
First released 13 February 2011; 3 years ago (2011-02-13)
Successor HTC Vivid 4G
Related HTC Desire HD
Form factor Slate smartphone
Dimensions 122 mm (4.8 in) H
68 mm (2.7 in) W
12 mm (0.47 in) D[1]
Weight 164 g (5.78 oz)
Operating system Android 2.3.5
Released 31 July 2012 (2012-07-31), HTC Sense 3.0
CPU 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 (Snapdragon)
GPU Adreno 205
Memory 768 MB RAM
Storage 4 GB ROM
Removable storage 8 GB microSD, up to 32 GB supported
Battery 1230 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Data inputs Multi-touch touchscreen display
Dual microphone
3-axis accelerometer
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Display 4.3 in (11 cm) class diagonal widescreen
480x800 S-LCD TFT LCD at 217 ppi
Rear camera backside illumination 8 megapixel autofocus with dual LED flash, rear-facing
Front camera (none)
Sound Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
Connectivity 2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE): 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; 3GPP (HSPA+ 850/1900 MHz);[2] Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n); Bluetooth 3.0; USB 2.0, DLNA
Other Wi-Fi Hot Spot, FM radio, A-GPS, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Micro-USB

The HTC Inspire 4G (codename "Stallion") is the first smartphone available on AT&T Wireless branded as "4G". It was first announced at CES on 6 January 2011, and is a variant of the HTC Desire HD which is sold in European markets. The Desire HD and Inspire 4G have exactly the same design and specifications except that the Inspire 4G supports AT&T's HSPA+ 4G network.[3]

Hardware[edit]

The Inspire features 1 GHz Snapdragon processor manufactured by Qualcomm. It has an 8 MP camera and dual LED flash, in-camera editing, live picture effects, and a 720p camcorder to capture HD video and instantaneous uploads.[4] It has a 4.3-inch class (480×800) WVGA (16M Colors) TFT capacitive touchscreen covered by Gorilla Glass,[5] a special crack and scratch resistant material made by Corning with multi-touch input support.[6] The Inspire launched with Android™ 2.2.1 Froyo with the custom HTC Sense 2.0 skin as the user interface. The OS was later updated on 8 August 2011 to Android™ 2.3.3 with Sense 2.1 and again on 31 July 2012 to Android 2.3.5 with Sense 3.0.

The HTC Inspire 4G has 768 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal flash memory data storage. There is also a single microSDHC slot, which can accept a microSDHC card with a capacity of up to 32 GB of data storage.

HSUPA issues[edit]

Original specs pointed out the existence of HSUPA to enhance the upload speeds under the 3G network, but as early adopters inquired about slow upload connections, AT&T replied that the Inspire 4G is not HSUPA capable.[7] However, the Inspire 4G is fully capable of HSUPA, but it was disabled by AT&T for unknown reasons.[8] By 30 April 2011 AT&T issued an over the air (OTA) update enabling HSUPA for the HTC Inspire 4G.

Updates[edit]

As of May 2011, AT&T issued an update allowing unknown sources to be installed, which removes the need to sideload applications (this fix is included in all Gingerbread updates). On 25 July 2011 AT&T issued Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, HTC Sense 2.1, and various fixes to the phone.[9]

On 31 July 2012 HTC released software update 3.20.502.52 OTA. New features included: Android 2.3.5, HTC Sense 3.0, Task Manager, and AT&T Address Book. Fixes/Updates included: Call optimization improvements, improved security functionality, SMS/MMS contact display fix, background data use improvement, and slightly longer battery life.[10] This is the last official update for the phone's operating system. In March 2013, AT&T issued a security update for various HTC and carrier applications used in the previous software update.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HTC Inspire 4G Specs". HTC Corporation. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "HTC Inspire 4G". HTC Corporation. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Compare HTC Inspire 4G and HTC Desire HD". tek3d.com. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "HTC Inspire 4G". HTC Corporation. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Products with Gorilla". Featured products. Corning Incorporated. 
  6. ^ "HTC Inspire 4G Mobile Phone". mobilephonereviews.org. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "AT&T confirms the Inspire 4G does not feature HSUPA". androidcentral.com. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "AT&T's HTC Inspire 4G can do HSUPA, has it disabled for some mysterious reason. But, HTC promised to enable the feature 'soon'.". engadget.com. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "AT&T Customers to Enjoy Gingerbread.". att.com. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "HTC Inspire™ 4G for AT&T ROM Update". htc.com. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 

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