Ok, so for all you lovers of the full slide out keyboard who passed on the Evo 4G, your wait is almost over. Sprint will launch the Samsung Epic on Aug. 31 for $249.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Sprint will begin taking reservations for the phone Aug. 13.
For all of you out there who haven’t already rooted your Evo and put Froyo on it, your wait is almost over. Sprint has announced to be the first carrier to push out the Android 2.2 update and all Evo owners will begin receiving the over-the-air update on August 3rd. Android 2.2 offers many performance improvements including improved Web browsing with Flash 10.1 support. The update will also let users voice dial over Bluetooth and install certain applications on the phone’s external memory instead of using the internal memory storage. Sprint will also add some Evo 4G-specific changes, including new home screen widgets, flashlight mode and improved video recording.