Earlier today cell phone network Sprint announced that the forthcoming HTC Unlocked (EVO 4G) will be one of the first mobile handsets in the US to support live video chats. The application that will be used for these video chats is being provided Qik, which already offers a live video streaming service for smartphones. Sprint did not mention if this feature would incur extra charges on top of the required data plan.
The new HTC EVO 4G can also handle simultaneous voice and data sessions in 4G markets. This new phone will also be able to stream HD video content. According to Sprint it will be the first mobile device with ability to watch YouTube videos in “high quality.”
The HTC EVO 4G will require a $70/month Everything Unlimited plan and WiMax 4G access will incur an additional $10 per month which is mandatory for certain 4G devices no matter if there is WiMax coverage or not. Consumers can also choose to make the EVO 4G hotspot available for up to eight devices for an additional $30 per month. The HTC EVO 4G is set for release on June 4th.
As if we needed more features for the Unlocked HTC Phone ( EVO 4G) to get us excited about its pending release on June 4th Sprint makes this announcement today that this device will be able to handle live video chats. Consumers are already excited about the reported speeds of the 4G network and the high quality video that is supposedly going to accompany the HTC EVO 4G. Now with this announcement that people will be able to hold live video chats on their mobile devices will surely prompt a few more consumers to purchase this new mobile device when it finally hits the stores.