Sprint Announces the HTC EVO Design 4G

By: t-marco October 19th, 2011

Sprint just announced the new HTC EVO Desing 4G. This a  new model after the original HTC EVO 4G. The new Design will feature WiMax 4G speeds, a 4″ qHD device with Android 2.3, HTC Sense, a 1.2GHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera,  HD video, a front-facing camera. The box includes a 8GB microSD card.

The new HTC EVO Design 4G will come this October 23rd for $100.00

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., & SEATTLE (BUSINESS WIRE), October 19, 2011 – Sprint (NYSE: S) continues the award-winning HTC EVO™ family legacy with the addition of HTC EVO Design 4G™, the first EVO family member touting World Phone capabilities. HTC EVO Design 4G boasts many of the “must-have” features of its predecessors, including Sprint 4G and a large touchscreen display, while sporting a slim, pocket-friendly aluminum unibody design at an easily affordable price.

HTC EVO Design 4G goes on sale Oct. 23 for just $99.99 (excluding taxes) with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade and after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1. It will be available in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1).

“Priced at under $100, HTC EVO Design 4G is the perfect device for consumers looking for both the benefits of 4G and the latest in device style,” said Fared Adib, Sprint vice president-Product Development. “When matched with one of the Sprint Everything Data plans, our customers will unlock the value of unlimited without worrying about the cost or surprises on their monthly bill.”

Designed for customers who want to stay connected and be entertained, HTC EVO Design 4G combines the acclaimed HTC Sense™ experience with a stylish and robust feature set to make the 4G experience more accessible than ever. Other key features include:

  • Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread
  • HTC Sense – Award-winning user experience taking social networking, navigation and customization to new levels
  • Aluminum unibody design gives HTC EVO Design 4G a slim, streamlined profile -guaranteed to get attention and is nicely compact in your hand, pocket or bag
  • 1.2GHz processor
  • 4-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display
  • Dual cameras: 5MP rear-facing camera/camcorder with flash and HD video recording and 1.3MP front-facing camera for video chat
  • World Phone capabilities to make and receive calls and texts, and to access email and news from locations around the globe
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G network
  • Wi-Fi® b/g/n capable

“With HTC and Sprint working together, the smash-hit HTC EVO 4G introduced the world to the possibilities of 4G,” said Martin Fichter, vice president, product management, HTC America. “With the introduction of the fifth addition to the EVO family – HTC EVO Design 4G – HTC is expanding its diverse portfolio of 4G smartphones on Sprint’s powerful 4G network.”

HTC EVO Design 4G requires activation on one of the Sprint Everything Data plans plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge – a savings of $40 per month vs. Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web, or $10 per month vs. Verizon’s 450-minute plan with unlimited text and 2GB Web. The Mobile Hotspot option is available for an additional $29.99 per month and supports up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously2. (Pricing excludes taxes and surcharges.)

Sprint was unbeaten among major wireless carriers for customer satisfaction according to results from the 2011American Customer Satisfaction Index. In addition to tying for first place among wireless carriers, Sprint was also the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all industries, during the last three years, according to the survey.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 52 million customers at the end of 2Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint atwww.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

About HTC

HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative devices that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.

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7 Responses to “Sprint Announces the HTC EVO Design 4G”

  1. Jose on October 19th, 2011 2:56 pm

    Doesn’t sound impressive at all.

  2. sanjsrik on October 20th, 2011 8:18 am

    maybe it’s me, but my first reaction to this is, meh.

    1.2 Ghz processor is the only thing I see as new. And then what else?

  3. bullpen7979 on October 20th, 2011 8:45 am

    I might just pop for this. I’ve always thought the evo was a little unwieldy….
    Provided the build quality is solid, and the body doesn’t interfere with reception, I might be inclined to try one.
    As long, of course, as we have root….

  4. rodslinger on October 20th, 2011 8:57 am

    I like it. Seems a responsible upgrade to the existing EVO. Camera may be only 5 megapixel but possible better quality than current EVO camera. Dual core VS single, thinner, etc…

    I go to the UK and South America frequently also. Would be nice to keep the same phone on trips VS using a separate one.

    I’ll be checking it out….

  5. CobaltBlue on October 20th, 2011 4:58 pm

    This might be the perfect phone for my mom, who doesn’t need a leading edge phone or want one of the bigger ones but is due for an upgrade. I was going to get her a Conquer or possibly an iPhone 4 before this was announced. Seems better than either for her needs.

  6. puckcoach3 on October 21st, 2011 2:01 pm

    Love the fact that it’s 4.0″ !! I currently have an Evo 4G and it’s a little too big, IMO. Too bad I can’t upgrade for another 11 months. Maybe I’ll snap one of these up and sell my Evo 4G on eBay …

  7. AntiSane on October 31st, 2011 2:06 pm

    I’ll stick with my current EVO 4g, this new version offers me nothing worth the cost of upgrading, and I already have root so no need to mess with a new bloated phone until the new root and roms start coming out….

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