By >Tom LESKIN
HTC Sensation exclusive to T-Mobile stores by June 15
With tons of new product news coming from Computex, today we have some exciting news coming from the states. Starting with a tweet from @TMobile last night that read “We have some “sensational” news coming later tonight. Keep an eye on the @Tmobile Twitter stream,” today it was announced that the US market will finally be getting the HTC Sensation 4G.
This 4.3-inch smartphone with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, which was announced in Europe earlier this year, is the first HTC phone to launch with Sense 3.0 UI. It will also have access to T-Mobile’s 4G network.
Other features include Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash, a front-facing camera, ability to record 1080p HD video, DLNA compatibility — wireless connectivity to a compatible HDTV or other DLNA device for streaming full HD video, plus a pre-installed 8GB microSD card.
The only downfall that I see with this phone is that it only has 1GB of built-in storage, and it has 768 MB of RAM, while other new phones, like the Motorola Atrix, have 1GB of RAM.
The HTC Sensation 4G will be available from June 12 at Walmart stores, after which will be exclusive to T-Mobile stores from June 15, for $200 with a two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.
One last thing, although HTC stated May 26 that they would no longer be locking the bootloader on any of their devices, it’s unclear whether or not this will be changed before the Sensation 4G ships. We’ll just have to wait and see!