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HTC Inspire 4G (AT&T) CNET rating: 4 stars
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HTC Inspire 4G (AT&T)

CNET rating: 4 stars out of 5 (Excellent)

The good: The HTC Inspire 4G is affordably priced and boasts a large display. The Android 2.2 smartphone runs on AT&T's HSPA+ network and offers mobile hot-spot capabilities. New HTC Sense provides faster boot time and other enhancements. It also has an 8-megapixel camera that takes excellent photos.

The bad: The smartphone is rather large and heavy, and the battery cover is difficult to remove. We didn't experience great 4G speeds. AT&T blocks third-party apps. Lacks a front-facing camera.

The cost: $99.99 to $499.99

The bottom line: Though dual-core phones are on the way, the HTC Inspire 4G stands as one of AT&T's best, high-end Android devices and is an incredible value.

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You've probably seen the TV and other ad campaigns from the major U.S. carriers boasting about their 4G networks, but what exactly does 4G mean? In short, it's next-generation wireless technology that promises data speeds at least two times faster than today's current 3G cellular networks. That means you should experience faster Web browsing, quicker downloads, and other benefits on a 4G smartphone. Here are the latest models available. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission

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