HTC Evo 4G (Sprint)
Anticipation is building as a handful of leaks recently have all but confirmed that HTC will release its Evo 4 in June.
AndroidCentral posted literature appears to be for The Shack sales representatives. From what we can tell, these documents are part of a planned four-week ramp up designed to educate employees on the handset's features. If we count this as week one, then the previously rumored June 6 launch falls right into place.
Another image that made its way around a couple of blogs this week shows the handset as being available for preorder from The Shack in late May. As we've reported, there's a Sprint-sponsored event scheduled for next week with Sprint's CEO, Dan Hesse, attending. Many people expect to learn about its pricing and its official release date then. According to more rumors, the price point will be $200 with a two-year service agreement.
Once HTC and Sprint releases the Evo 4G, it will be the most robust Android handset to date. As powerful as the Droid Incredible is, Sprint's next smartphone will likely on-up it. Like Verizon's latest device, the EVO 4G has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and an FM tuner. However, it also has a 4.3-inch touch screen; HD video output via an HDMI port; a second, front-facing camera; and, of course, it supports 4G WiMax data. Also, the Evo 4G can act as a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot for up to eight devices, sharing both 3G and 4G data speeds. If the $200 price point stands and Sprint's data plans are reasonable, this should be the hottest handset of the summer.