In the first semifinal, the HP (née Palm) Pre 3 trounced the BlackBerry Torch by a wide margin, and advanced to the final, which will be held Friday, April 1. Joining the Pre 3 will be either the HTC Thunderbolt or the HTC Evo Shift 4G. Which one will it be? It’s up to you to decide.
This game pits brother against brother: Two HTC phones going up against each other. That’s not all they have in common: Both get 4G data; one via Verizon Wireless’ LTE network, the other using Sprint’s. Both can be used as wireless hotspots, and both run Android 2.2 with HTC’s Sense overlay. But that’s where the similarities end.
The Thunderbolt (which we recently reviewed) has an EVO-sized 4.3-inch screen, a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM 8655 processor, 8GB + 768MB of RAM, and a 32GB microSD card. The Evo Shift 4G–which earned 4 out of 5 stars when we reviewed it–has a smaller 3.6-inch screen, a slower 800-MHz Qualcomm MSM7630 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 2GB of ROM. The Thunderbolt front and rear-facing cameras, where the Shift 4G only has a camera on the back. However, the Shift 4G has a slide-out keyboard, which some prefer, and it lasted much longer than the Thunderbolt.
This poll will remain open until midnight on Thursday.