Ever since Sprint unveiled the HTC EVO 4G, many people have been eagerly awaiting the release of this high-end Android OS smartphone with WiMAX. According to a source at a national retailer, the launch is going to come early next month.
The device’s high-end feature set has attracted a lot of attention, and includes a large, high-resolution touchscreen, fast processor, 4G cellular-wireless networking, and the latest version of Google’s Android OS.
According to an employee at Radio Shack, Sprint is going to introduce the model on or around June 6, which is in line with an earlier report from a source at Best Buy who indicated that Sprint plans to launch the EVO 4G on June 6 or June 13.
The Radio Shack employee also said that the price will be $200 with a new or renewed service contract or $600 without one.
People who are interested in this HTC model will reportedly be able to pre-order it later this month.
Overview of the HTC EVO 4G
With a 4.3-inch WVGA touchscreen, the 4G standard WiMAX and 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the model is likely going to be among the most advanced smartphones released this year.
On top of Android OS 2.1, the EVO 4G will run HTC Sense, the company’s alternate user interface that expands on Google’s. It will come with Google’s standard suite of communication, Web and entertainment software.
As mentioned earlier, the smartphone is going to support Sprint’s WiMAX network, which should give it peak downlink speeds of up to 12 Mbps, and an average downlink speed of 2-4 Mbps. It’s also going to have the 3G standard EV-DO, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The HTC EVO 4G is going to include an HD video port that can connect to TVs and monitors that support 720p, a GPS receiver, microSD memory card slot and a kickstand that holds it at an angle when playing movies.
According to information leaking out of Sprint, the smartphone could launch either June 6 or June 13. Both dates land on a Sunday, which is typically when the carrier launches new models.
Source: Android Central