At long last, Sprint’s first 4G Phone, the EVO 4G is officially announced.

By: Mark Tiedemann March 23rd, 2010

At long last Sprint and HTC has announced the long rumored “Supersonic” to be called the EVO 4G.   This is probably one of those most anticipated phones that Sprint has ever offered and is going to be the first phone that supports WiMax 4G.

Some of the nice specs include:

480x 800 4.3 inch TFT LCD

Snapdragon QSD8650 1 GHz processor

1 GB built in memory, 512MB RAM.

8mp Camera with flash that’s capable of 720p video, including a 1.3mp front facing camera.

HDMI out

802.11b/g WIFIt

8gb microSD card.

Android 2.1


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Customers will be able to purchase HTC EVO 4G through all Sprint channels and through national retail partners, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart, this summer. Pricing will be announced at a later date. Pre-registration begins today at

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35 Responses to “At long last, Sprint’s first 4G Phone, the EVO 4G is officially announced.”

  1. purefusion on March 23rd, 2010 1:42 pm

    That’s it? As a premier customer, I was hoping to order it this week! This isn’t news, haha. Disappointing.

  2. Teknosis82 on March 23rd, 2010 1:50 pm

    Love it. That right there is my next phone.

  3. rojohacker on March 23rd, 2010 2:05 pm


  4. atsang on March 23rd, 2010 2:27 pm

    Can we make “But will it work on SERO?” the next meme for Sprint phones?

  5. Sprint Supersonic - oSeat on March 23rd, 2010 2:29 pm

    […] The HTC Supersonic is the HTC EVO 4G. That's the news coming out of cTIA courtesy of Engadget. The EVO 4G looks like an HTC HD2 with the Android versi… Sprint / HTC Announces The HTC EVO 4G Aka Supersonic – Sprint News […]

  6. Sprint Supersonic - Keada on March 23rd, 2010 2:30 pm

    […] The HTC Supersonic is the HTC EVO 4G. That’s the news coming out of cTIA courtesy of Engadget. The EVO 4G looks like an HTC HD2 with the Android version of. Sprint / HTC Announces The HTC EVO 4G Aka Supersonic – Sprint News […]

  7. IanM on March 23rd, 2010 4:55 pm

    Sorry to be Joe Negative, but I really wish it had a (real) keyboard

  8. superassassin on March 23rd, 2010 5:57 pm

    I hate slide out keyboards, waste of space & makes the device too bulky – keep it thin and sexy.

    I have been waiting for this phone for too long!

  9. Chico on March 23rd, 2010 7:25 pm

    That thing is sick. Can’t wait to get it.

  10. shortbus182 on March 23rd, 2010 8:10 pm

    yup, my next phone..about time Sprint listened. This might just actually make em competitive again.

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  12. Darkflame808 on March 23rd, 2010 9:48 pm

    @IanM Don’t fret bro, I was looking at the main page, sprint just released a LG Remark, check it out it has a real keyboard :)

  13. drksilenc on March 24th, 2010 7:19 am

    … that lg remark is horrible looking.

  14. drksilenc on March 24th, 2010 7:20 am

    meaning the lg remark not the god phone the evo

  15. mbrenner on March 24th, 2010 7:59 am

    Like most things it all comes down to cost. If it costs as much as the Touch pro 2 (299 for new customers or upgraders after rebate) than its too much, if it is in the 175 to 225 range than this is more like it. For most people they will not be using it on 4G – at least consistently, over the life of the phone. 4G will not be blanketed in most sprint areas in the next 12 months. So if you look at 24 months of phone ownership (long for many of you) the utility is in the screen and Sense UI when compared with say the Nexus 1 which costs under 200 on some carriers.

  16. Everette on March 24th, 2010 11:30 am

    Did that person really say he was dissapointed lol!!! We only just found out that we have the most amazing phone on the market that will be hard to beat for awhile coming to Sprint!!!! With all the super specs, and sprints affordable plans, people should be jumping ship on there carriers to get this. I hope Sprint is wise and doesnt make this phone outrageosly expensive though, or else people may stick with there phone or look at the N1 instead!!

  17. Darkflame808 on March 24th, 2010 1:39 pm

    Yah the phone looks amazing but the only thing I am having a hard time grasping is Android. The application spectrum for androind reminds me too much of the palm pre. Simple programs without flare that don’t do much.

    At least with windows mobile there was lots of applications that were well designed, well implemented and most importantly for me, readily available.

    I jumped ship from pre to the hero and thought android was the shizzles but after about 1.5 months the hype wore off and I defected to blackberry. The apps suck but the phone works great! :D My gf got me a 64GB touch for apps and media as a V-day present and now this phone is dropping. :( I think i’ll grab it just to tether my touch to it heheeh :D

  18. Tweets that mention Sprint / HTC announces the HTC EVO 4G aka Supersonic - Sprint News & Phone Reviews from SprintUsers -- on March 24th, 2010 4:03 pm

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Sprint Users, mbuchan, Mark Tiedemann, ApeyBRockin, Big Rob and others. Big Rob said: RT @brenee83 RT @SprintUsers: At long last, Sprint’s first 4G Phone, the EVO 4G is officially announced – […]

  19. Lord_Darkstar on March 24th, 2010 5:27 pm

    The day this hits the stores will officially mark the DEATH of the iPhone.


  20. Chico on March 24th, 2010 7:47 pm

    @ Mbrenner: The phone is definitely going to be the $299 price range and that price is in no way to much money for that phone. I mean are you serious you really think $299 is too much for a phone that has 4G, HDMI output, two cameras, hot spot for up to eight devices??!! Come on man, if you don’t want to pony up the cash then don’t get it, but I guarantee you thousands and thousands of other people will be buying this phone. WE will for sure steal tons of customers from att, vzw, and tmobile.

  21. EdRoberts on March 25th, 2010 8:58 am

    Too bad it doesn’t have an AMOLED display that would draw less power. Otherwise, I’m pretty psyched for this phone. KC is getting 4G this year. Tips me over the edge from the Palm Pre side to the Android side.

    Just wish they would have announced if it would need a plan beyond their Everything Data plan to use the 4G side or the wireless hotspot.

  22. David Hamilton on March 25th, 2010 5:41 pm

    Think Sprint messed up they should have released it during the show, not just an announcement.

  23. Chico on March 25th, 2010 7:49 pm

    It will not require anything other than an everything data plan.

  24. jayman8424 on March 26th, 2010 8:18 pm

    Does anyone know if this phone will work in other countries like Japan? I think this phone is going to destroy all other phones!!! I can’t wait for it. I hope it’s going to be early summer and not late summer.

  25. penkloy on March 28th, 2010 10:36 pm

    better sell the EVO now or earlier than summer. If it really works in 3G now, then fine – it will do for now. When the 4G is fully up then the more Hoo-rah for the EVO later.
    Besides, when summer comes other catch up cell phones might get even better than the EVO.

  26. penkloy on March 28th, 2010 10:54 pm

    Sell EVO now for a “similar” price to the “look-a-like” H2-D2 ($99)or around the range of $179 (Nexus) for a 3yr instead of 2yr plan, how’s that?
    I hope sprint does’nt mess-up this exciting opportunity to shine.

  27. Sk3lleton on March 29th, 2010 6:55 pm

    To big and probably bulky, I’m sticking with the pre.

  28. penkloy on March 29th, 2010 10:49 pm

    Now I just read online about Iphone coming out with 2 models on THE THIRD WEEK OF JUNE, so called Iphone HD. Another reason for Iphone users (and potential future Iphone buyers) to wait for the newest Iphone.

    EVO would’av also been nicer if it had AMOLED and GSM. GSM for those people who travel so and so every year for convenient international use of the EVO.

  29. Chico on March 30th, 2010 6:11 am

    That would be nice if the phone was international capable, but honestly there are a lot more people on Sprint who do not use that service than do, so by adding that feature is only going to add more cost to the phone.

  30. penkloy on March 30th, 2010 6:35 am

    Cost actually should be the same as buying a sim card in the country of destination as you would in case of using a GSM phone.
    As for the phone, T-MOBILE is just selling their H2-D2 HTC gsm phone for $99.

  31. penkloy on March 30th, 2010 6:47 am

    Actually a lot of people I work with doe’nt have Sprint because of “oh Sprint is CDMA can’t use that when I go for my yearly 3 weeks vacation overseas”.

  32. penkloy on March 30th, 2010 6:55 am

    Being conveniently able to use your current phone overseas is a big selling point. One day you when its your turn to travel for weeks overseas you’ll need a phone to get around and communicate with friends and family. This naybe one of the reasons why there is not much Sprint customers. Plans are good, phones are so and so.

  33. Chico on March 30th, 2010 11:24 am

    Like I said the majority of our customers don’t use international phones. A very select few need that feature. Look at verizon they are the largest U.S carrier and they are CDMA just like us, they only have like two or three international phones, so it isn’t that big of a feature that is needed. However the phone selection I think is getting much better than it was, so that issue is being worked on.

  34. penkloy on March 31st, 2010 3:10 pm

    Of course and exactly, majority of the phones Sprint sold are CDMA – how can people even try to use it overseas. So maybe for this reason people go to providers with a lot of GSM phone selections – reasonably priced at that too.
    Take a look at populations in California alone – a lot of Asians, Mexicans,Europeans and some more other countries. Most of them visit their countries once or twice a yr.. This maybe your VERIZON, ATT and other provider faithfuls which Sprint should also target. Just saying again.

  35. ShaunP on April 1st, 2010 2:42 pm

    I must say I’m rather disappointed the EVO will not have a GSM card slot for international travel; otherwise, it would be perfect. Chico is obviously young and lacks experience with international travel.

    Sprint would gain more business customers if the phones had international GSM support, were unlocked by default (yes, I know they will do if for free, but it’s a hassle), and if they marketed the cheap international use. It’s great being able to take one’s international, unlocked Sprint phone overseas, buying a cheap GSM card when one arrives, and being able to make calls. Sprint stupidly pushes their own GSM card, which doesn’t work in areas of the world where the local phone companies require you to buy and use their cards.

    In other words, it would be smarter if Sprint pushed using local cards (like everyone in China uses) and offered the expensive international cards to those who wanted them.

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