HTC EVO 4G – Coverage Map

The HTC EVO 4G smartphone was announced yesterday on the Sprint network as previously mentioned at gadgetvenue. SlashGear decided to collect some data about the 4G network that it is available on in the US to figure out exactly where you are going to see benefits of having a 4G phone and where you can fully utilise the fast connection.

The phone it’s self looks fantastic and has a number of powerful features built in allowing it to run fast with the 1GHz Snapdragon CPU as well as show crystal clear images on it’s large 4.3 inch display. The phone it’s self runs the Android 2.1 operating system.

The 4G network that is used is built by Clear and currently covers 27 markets in the US with further expansion this year to allow for 120 million people to connect by the end of 2010.

If you are getting the phone and use it out of a WiMAX area there’s nothing too much to worry about as the device automatically switches to EVDO Rev.A networks. The 27 markets right now covers around 30 million people, so if they plan to achieve 120 million people by the end of the year, they need to quadruple their network size essentially.

The map below shows where you could currently use a WiMAX 4G HTC EVO phone to achieve the fastest connectivity. Right now there isn’t any information on if other variations are being made that will make it compatible with other networks such as the ones found over here in the UK.

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