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The smartphone will be available June 4

The HTC EVO 4G has been billed as the ultimate smartphone for 2010. The devices packs in tons of features, Google's popular Android operating system, and operates on Sprint's blazing fast WiMAX 4G data network.

Although we've known about the hardware specs for the EVO 4G for quite some time, what wasn't exactly clear was how much it would cost for the hardware itself, and how much Sprint would charge for the privilege of using the WiMAX data network. Well, Sprint today announced that the smartphone will cost $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and the requisite two-year service plan.

According to Engadget, the EVO 4G will also require an additional $10 charge (for uncapped WiMAX service) on top of the usual data fee that Sprint charges for regular smartphone data plans. Engadget also notes that at Sprint's press event, it was able to get 4Mbps download speeds and 1Mbps upload speeds with the smartphone -- peak downloads are listed at 10Mbps while uploads are capped at 1Mbps.

"HTC EVO 4G is a fantastic 3G device, but when you use it in our growing 4G coverage area, it becomes a multimedia powerhouse," said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. "The EVO 4G experience is much like going from TV to HDTV. But EVO has more than just an impressive list of features - it is also fun to use with remarkable gaming, video and web-browsing capabilities."

The swanky smartphone is features a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650 processor, 512MB of RAM and a 1GB ROM, 4.3" display (480x800), Android 2.1with HTC Sense UI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HDMI-out, mobile HDTV, 8.0mp camera, 1.3mp front-facing camera, digital compass, GPS, and a microSD slot.

The HTC EVO 4G will be available to purchase on June 4.  



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RE: Good Deal
By really on 5/13/2010 1:07:49 PM , Rating: 2
You needed no other reason than it is AT&T to move to another service. That was my sole reasoning for not buying an iphone. I they had opened it up to other carriers they would have sold even more phones.

Currently I have the Samsung Moment from Sprint which is running Android 1.5. I can't wait for the 2.1 update which supposedly is coming out later this month but so far Android 1.5 has worked perfectly fine for me. Besides with Sprint you already get turn-by-turn gps navigation so that feature in 2.1 is a moot point for me.


RE: Good Deal
By Ard on 5/14/2010 12:23:37 AM , Rating: 2
Well, the issue I have is that my wife is on AT&T so we'd lose the M2M. That's why I said I need a really compelling reason to leave it. Sick hardware like the Droid Incredible or EVO would be enough for me to say to hell with the M2M and iPhone HD.


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