Released: June 4, 2010

The EVO 4G launch wasn’t only instrumental to the mobile high-speed movement—it was an event of mass proportions for Sprint subscribers. HTC’s handset played Android trailblazer introducing a number of firsts to the market from its massive screen real estate to the company’s trademark built-in kickstand. Not to mention its commanding benchmark prowess courtesy of Qualcomm’s early Snapdragon chips. Even with Sprint’s WiMAX network proving to be less than subpar and nowhere near Verizon’s warp-speed LTE service, it still delivered noticeably faster data speeds than 3G and stimulated our fancy for streaming hi-def content and downloading numerous apps simultaneously.