HTC Inspire 4G

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HTC Inspire 4G
HTC Desire HD with Sense20.jpg
CodenameStallion
ManufacturerHTC Corporation
Slogan"Inspiration comes faster"
First released13 February 2011; 7 years ago (2011-02-13)
SuccessorHTC Vivid 4G
RelatedHTC Desire HD
Form factorSlate smartphone
Dimensions122 mm (4.8 in) H
68 mm (2.7 in) W
12 mm (0.47 in) D[1]
Weight164 g (5.78 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 2.3.5 with HTC Sense 3.0
Released 31 July 2012 (2012-07-31)
CPU1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
GPUAdreno 205
Memory768 MB RAM
Storage4 GB ROM
Removable storage8 GB microSD, up to 32 GB supported
Battery1230 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Data inputsMulti-touch touchscreen display
Dual microphone
3-axis accelerometer
Digital compass
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Display4.3 in (11 cm) class diagonal widescreen
480x800 S-LCD TFT LCD at 217 ppi
Rear camera8 megapixel autofocus with dual LED flash, backside illumination
Front cameraNone
SoundDolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
Connectivity2.5G (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
OtherWi-Fi Hot Spot, FM radio, A-GPS, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Micro-USB

The HTC Inspire 4G is the first smartphone available on AT&T Mobility branded as "4G". It was first announced at CES in January 2011 and was released in February 2011. The Inspire 4G is a variant of the HTC Desire HD that was sold in Europe so the Inspire has the same design and similar specifications except that the Inspire supports AT&T's HSPA+ 4G network.[3]

Hardware[edit]

The Inspire features a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and an 8 MP camera and dual LED flash, in-camera editing, live picture effects, and a 720p camcorder to capture HD video.[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 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.

Software[edit]

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.

In May 2011, AT&T issued an update allowing unknown sources to be installed, which allows users to sideload applications. On 25 July 2011 AT&T issued Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, HTC Sense 2.1, and various fixes to the phone.[7]

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.[8] This was 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.

In the xda-developers forum, user software is available for the device with Android 4.4.4 via Cyanogenmod 11.

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.[9] However, the Inspire 4G is fully capable of HSUPA, but it was disabled by AT&T for unknown reasons.[10] By 30 April 2011 AT&T issued an over the air (OTA) update enabling HSUPA for the HTC Inspire 4G.

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. Archived from the original on 20 February 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  4. ^ "HTC Inspire 4G". HTC Corporation. Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Products with Gorilla". Featured products. Corning Incorporated.
  6. ^ "HTC Inspire 4G Mobile Phone". mobilephonereviews.org. Archived from the original on 27 January 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  7. ^ "AT&T Customers to Enjoy Gingerbread". att.com. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  8. ^ "HTC Inspire™ 4G for AT&T ROM Update". htc.com. 2012-07-31. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  9. ^ "AT&T confirms the Inspire 4G does not feature HSUPA". androidcentral.com. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  10. ^ "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.

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