HTC Evo 4G set to be released June 4th

By: Juan May 19th, 2010

Submitted to us from our SU Member: DannyNYC

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Quite possibly the biggest announcement in Sprint’s history – Sprint gets ready to grace us all with the HTC EVO 4G. Available June 4th for purchase at $199.99, it’s currently available for pre-order from the usual suspects: Sprint stores Best Buy, and Radio Shack. So what’re you waiting for? Get your order in and show it off on June 4th!

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, here are just some of the unbelievable specs of this behemoth of a phone: 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor, 4.3 inch screen – making this the biggest of all Android powered devices. 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and 720p HD video recording, It’ll be released with android 2.1 – wont be long till we see the much anticipated 2.2 aka Froyo, running on this bad-boy, out-of-the-box 8gb micro SD card.

Oh, did we mention the 4G Wimax network? Or the 1.3mp camera on the front for video conferencing? (Presumably via the Qik application), or how about the kickstand? To watch videos or to take advantage of Sprint TV

Check out the full feature list on Sprint’s website

A few pictures have leaked of the Evo’s box, which is also pretty diesel itself; there’s been some speculation as to what’s in the box. Recently, a picture leaked on the Android forums this guy’s coming with: “Standard Lithium Ion Battery (1500mah), Phone Charger, USB Cable (micro), 8 GB memory card, Getting started Guide (English and Spanish), Basics Guide, and recycling envelope”

Not anything we haven’t seen before. Also, no mention of the rumored car dock.

So, with all of the ground breaking features and ridiculous power of The HTC Evo 4G, is it too early to say bye-bye iPhone?

I for one – don’t think so.

Stay tuned.

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12 Responses to “HTC Evo 4G set to be released June 4th”

  1. benny81 on May 19th, 2010 9:55 am


    So I am excited about finally having a phone that actually stands up to the iphone though who know what the new iphone will be packing….. but I am really disappointed in the how sprint is trying to choke more money out of me. So as it is now from what I have read, I have to pay $10 extra a month to cover the new 4g network even though my city does not even have 4g. At this point even with 4g, I would rather save $120 a year and stick with 3g. Then Sprint wants to charge an insane price of $30 a month to use the phone as wifi hotspot. Verizon offers this for free so what are they thinking. I could probably deal with them charging for the hotspot but since I am already having to pay 10 bucks more a month just to own the phone, charging for the hotspot is excessive. I hope this changes otherwise instead of pay 200 for the phone you are really pay $320 plus another $120 every year. Thoughts anyone?

  2. Addict on May 20th, 2010 11:26 am


    I’ve had mine on pre-order since last week. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
    For what it’s worth, Best Buy will give you the $199 price WITHOUT rebates. That’s provided you meet the requirements (eligible upgrade or new line, etc.)

  3. superbryant on May 21st, 2010 7:02 am


    I ordered mine at radio shack. They give you a $20.00 credit toward accessories for pre-ordering.

  4. maw4bc on May 21st, 2010 7:25 am


    It says on the website “Mobile hotspot capability connects up to 8 wi-fi enabled devices”.

    Does that mean you can use this phone like you would the Overdrive 4g mobile hotspot?

    and if so,

    does sprint make you pay extra for that?

    I am curious because I just bought the Overdrive but if I can use my phone to do the same thing I would like to do that without having to carry both devices

  5. Chico on May 21st, 2010 8:13 am


    yes you can use it like the overdrive. It is $29.99 a month for that feature

  6. Bruce on May 21st, 2010 3:06 pm


    I’ve had mine on pre-order since last week. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
    For what it’s worth, Best Buy will give you the $199 price WITHOUT rebates. That’s provided you meet the requirements (eligible upgrade or new line, etc.)

  7. mbrenner on May 23rd, 2010 8:21 am


    Just remember that its an extra 10 dollars per phone per month and the hotspot is 29 dollars.

    There are are reports that the 10 dollars per month gets you actual unlimited 3G and 4G (where you can get 4G) this may be worth it for people why are going to stream content to the phone. Lets see how long they stick to actual unlimited though. I could imagine that streaming hi definition video will tear through a lot of data and may impact the network if they have a bunch of EVOs out there.

  8. badfire on May 24th, 2010 6:35 am


    I have to agree with benny81. I was really excited about the Evo but this $10/month charge is really starting to make me have second thoughts. You can always debate what a service should cost but when you’re being charged for a service (4G) that you do not have access to is completely ridiculous. Why not just make it optional. Or at a minimum charge me when 4G coverage is actually in my area. Sprint should take a look at the customer service commercials they are running and re-think this $10 charge.

  9. fcastro on May 24th, 2010 8:00 am


    Sprint is insane and/or people are just dumb. Why would someone pay extra for 4G when its not largely available? Even if 4G were available why would you spend an extra 120 bucks a year for more bandwidth on a phone? You can get cable/fios for what they are charging, but you would never use it the way you would on a computer. Thanks but no thanks, I’ll stick to paying what I paying now.

  10. Judyowheeler on May 25th, 2010 11:23 am


    I too was ready to order the Evo, but not at 10.oo extra a month for 4G service I won’t be able to get. Sprint should make it optional!

  11. joe123 on May 26th, 2010 2:02 pm


    I am confused. Why pay for a service that does not yet exists? Have you thought about sending the money to people who are hungry instead of wasting it?

  12. redraiduzz on June 6th, 2010 11:33 pm


    Ok, I bought this phone Friday and it ROCKS!
    It IS awesome! However, a couple of things.
    1) – I was told it would have the MS Mobile Office apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) on it.
    They’re not there. Ok, can they be downloaded and installed?
    There’s something called Qik Office. Is that a knock off? Somewhat like OpenOffice? That might work.
    2) Also, where in the world can you find the college fight son ringtones? I’ve only seen USC’s and Notre Dame’s available.

    I guess I’ll have to hook up the sync cable and dump a lot of my old ringers on to the SD card.
    Any way, it is an awesome phone for sure!

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