You haven't forgotten about Sprint's first WiMAX phone, right? The HTC EVO 4G was pretty big news back at CTIA this year, but we realize that the tech world moves quickly, and there's been a pretty big release since then. But, we know that for most Sprint customers, and especially Android fans on the Sprint network, the EVO 4G is a shining light at the end of a dark tunnel. But, when's it coming out? According to some higher-ups in Sprint, it may be sooner than you think.
First, we'll run through a quick recap. The EVO 4G is the brother to the HTC HD2. They've both got the 4.3-inch, capacitive screen, and the supremely thin body. It's got the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor under the hood, and they're both rocking HTC's Sense User Interface. However, there's one big difference: the HD2 runs Windows Mobile 6.5, and the EVO 4G is set to run Android 2.1. Oh, and let's not forget that the EVO 4G is a WiMAX-based device.
Now, for the meat and potatoes. Engadget mobile just got word that a lot of "upper management" types inside Sprint are throwing around a June 6th, or June 13th release date for the WiMAX powered handset. The other big news is the price for your 4G connectivity. It's been stipulated that 4G connections are going to cost more, and it looks like that may be true. According to the wording, 4G could cost up to $10 to $20 more a month for the privilege. However, in the same article, it seems that some people are saying that the $10 to $20 increase is just for the 4G hotspot service, and not the ability right on the device. We'll have to wait and see how it turns out. We're hoping we get to save some money in the end.
[via Engadget mobile]