HTC launches three 4G phones for Verizon

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HTC ThunderBolt smartphone (Image: HTC/Verizon)

Motorola isn’t the only phone maker pushing 4G, Taiwan-based company HTC is also creating phones for the 4G network, and just like Motorola, creating one each for the 4G networks in the US – Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, with the HTC ThunderBolt, EVO Shift 4G and the Inspire 4G (respectively).

The ThunderBolt was showed off at Verizon’s press conference and will feature a 1GHz processor and runs on Android 2.2. It will have a 4.3-inch display, Dolby surround sound, 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and DLNA support. It also will have Skype integrated as part of Verizon’s deal with the VoIP provider, and will also be able to be used as a mobile hotspot.

The EVO Shift 4G is the long awaited update to the EVO, and will include a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It will also feature a 3.6-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording and will be able to be used as a mobile hotspot. It will run on an 800MHz processor with Android 2.2. Customers on Sprint can get the phone now via pre-order and will ship on January 10 for $149.

The Inspire 4G is AT&T’s HTC 4G phone and will feature a Qualcomm 1GHz processor with Android 2.2. It will feature a 4.3-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD recording, active noise cancellation and Dolby and SRS surround sound. It will also have 4GB internal storage with a microSD card slot.

No word when the product will hit Australia, or have a 3G-only equivalent.