Sprint announced today that the
Sprint Premier customers will actually get a bit of a head start, as they'll be able to purchase the Evo 3D (only) online starting June 21 while supplies last. However, anyone can preorder the devices now at any participating Sprint store with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card. The carrier will open stores early--8 a.m. local time--on June 24 if you're really anxious to get your hands on the Evo 3D or Evo View 4G.
Announced at CTIA 2011, the HTC Evo 3D is the first glasses-free 3D 4G device for the U.S. and features a 4.3-inch qHD 3D display and a 5-megapixel camera that is capable of shooting 3D pictures and video. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset also offers a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and 4GB of internal memory.
Meanwhile, the HTC Evo View 4G is basically a 4G version of the
The unique thing about the Evo View 4G is the HTC Scribe digital pen, which you can use to take notes (including audio) and draw right on the tablet, and for a limited time, Sprint will include the pen with the purchase of the Evo View 4G at no extra charge. Sprint did not specify how long it will run the promotion, but we'd jump on that deal because once it ends, the stylus will cost an extra $79.99.
Data plans for the Evo View 4G will start at $34.99 per month for 3GB of 3G data and unlimited 4G data. Unlimited text and multimedia messaging is included, and the carrier will offer additional 3G-only data plans. The Evo 3D will require an Everything Data plan (starts at $69.99 per month), plus the required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Both devices can be used a mobile hot spot for up to eight devices for an additional $29.99 per month.
Update: RadioShack is also taking preorders for the HTC Evo 3D, and to entice customers, the electronics retailer is throwing in a preloaded full-length version of "Green Hornet" in 3D and a free download of the Black Eyed Peas' song, "Phenomenon."