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T-Mobile Readies Its Fastest Superphone

6/01/2011 12:39:35 PM Eastern

Bellevue, Wash. - T-Mobile plans
mid-June availability of a superphone-class smartphone with more processing
power than its current smartphones.

The HTC Sensation 4G, available
exclusively on T-Mobile's network at $199, will be the carrier's first phone
with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and first with 4.3-inch screen. It features
HSPA+ 4G technology with theoretical peak download speeds of 14.4Mbps.

 The touchscreen-only device, which runs on the
latest Android OS version (Gingerbread 2.3), is expected to be available as early
as June 12 in select Walmart stores and by June 15 in T-Mobile's direct
channels and select national retailers and dealers.

 The device features 4.3-inch 950x540
qHD display, aluminum
unibody construction, and a variety of entertainment features, including access
to the HTC Watch service to download movies and TV shows for purchase or rental.
Other entertainment services include the brand new HTC Listen service, which
enables over-the-air music downloads, and the T-Mobile TV service for streaming
of live TV programs an on-demand TV.

  "Its
dual-core processor and qHD screen place it firmly in the superphone class, but
its sleek machined aluminum housing and contoured display give it an in-hand
feel unlike any superphone that has come before it," said HTC Americas
president Jason Mackenzie.

 Other features include DLNA compatibility, Qik
video chats over cellular and Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera/camcorder with 1080p video capture, dual
LED flash, digital zoom and auto-focus. The front-facing camera is VGA-quality.

 The phone also incorporates FM
radio, SRS virtual surround for surround-sound listening through headphones, Trace
for easy text input, visual voicemail, a pre-installed 8GB microSD card, 1GB of
embedded memory, Adobe Flash Player, and a music player.