HTC Inspire 4G review

The HTC Inspire 4G might be a budget phone, but it's far from uninspiring.

HTC Inspire
Inspired or just plain insipid?

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HTC inspire 4g

The HTC Inspire 4G manages to hit all the right notes when it comes to messaging. In addition to the preinstalled Facebook and Twitter apps (which were ready for an update by the time we got ahold of our review unit), HTC has included push email in the default Mail app and threaded view for SMS text messages.

HTC inspire 4g

You'll also have plenty of other choices: Gmail is included in the standard package of Google apps preinstalled, and Google+ is just an Android Market download away. MMS is also present and accounted for, although we found the Inspire 4G compressed the resulting photo a little too much for our liking when viewed on the receiving end.

HTC inspire 4g

The handset includes the standard predictive text input for Android 2.3.3, a keyboard we never seem to be able to get used to after being spoiled by the iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and/or the third-party SwiftKey X keyboard alternative.

But those who love it will be right at home here, and the included speech to text entry mode works well as an alternative method of entry.