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HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders are live, May 18 release date hinted again

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HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-orders are live, May 18 release date hinted again
As expected, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is now up for pre-order from the Sprint online store. The smartphone can be purchased in advance for $200 on-contract or $550 with no strings attached. However, while the pre-order page does not mention much as to when exactly the device will be delivered to your door, we now have more clues hinting that the HTC EVO 4G LTE release date is set for May 18.

Third-party retailer Wirefly has the HTC EVO 4G LTE on pre-order as well (for $50 less than Sprint, by the way), and the estimated delivery day is, you guessed it, May 18. In addition, a reader of ours just informed us that he ordered a unit from Best Buy, and the parcel's estimated date of arrival is, again, May 18. All of this lines up perfectly with a recent rumor, which also pointed at that same May 18 launch date for the HTC EVO 4G LTE

But despite all the evidence, keep in mind that none of this information comes from the horse's mouth, so delays are still possible if something goes wrong. We will keep you updated in case we hear an official word from Sprint.


The HTC EVO 4G release date is most likely May 18
The HTC EVO 4G release date is most likely May 18

The HTC EVO 4G release date is most likely May 18



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posted on 07 May 2012, 13:05

1. mullman85 (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Target Mobile has also started pre-orders today.

posted on 07 May 2012, 13:18 2

2. Danalvi1981 (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jun 2010)


I pre-ordered mine today and it said the phone will ship out May 16. So the 18th must be the Day!!!

posted on 07 May 2012, 13:53

6. aooep (Posts: 20; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


May I ask where you pre-ordered from?

posted on 08 May 2012, 11:41

14. Danalvi1981 (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jun 2010)


Sprint.com

posted on 08 May 2012, 11:43 1

15. Danalvi1981 (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jun 2010)


now the message has changed it reads "Thanks for pre-ordering a shiny new HTC EVO 4G LTE, an email will be sent the second it ships. The launch date for this handset will be announced in the next few days, thank you for your patience. Delivery should occur within 1 to 3 business days thereafter. You may continue to track the status of your order on this web page. If you have questions, check out sprint.com/preorder for more info."

posted on 08 May 2012, 13:10 1

17. tinykay1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 May 2012)


mine said the same thing

posted on 07 May 2012, 13:18 5

3. sinfiery (Posts: 19; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


MicroSD expandable to 48gb
Dedicated camera button
Kickstand
2000 mAH battery

All these things make it sufficiently better than the HTC One X on AT&T which is a great phone
Available now, unlike the SGS3

Tempted to preorder right now.

posted on 07 May 2012, 13:25

4. johamsandwich (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Apr 2012)


on top of this, if the US Galaxy S3 uses the S4, then this phone will undoubtedly be the best Android phone to get.

posted on 07 May 2012, 13:54 1

7. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


From what I've read, 32gb is just the stated limit, but 64gb SDXC cards work in certain phones too. I probably won't risk trying it though, considering a 32gb card goes for around $20, while 64gb cards go for around $80.

posted on 07 May 2012, 20:01 1

11. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


I don't know why you're being voted down, but this is true.

64GB cards WILL work with many phones that claim to only support 32 GB, but they still have the 4GB filesize limit. Any phone that officially supports 64GB microSD also supports unlimited filesize limit.

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:14

9. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


it can use 64gb cards as well

posted on 07 May 2012, 13:51 2

5. Commentator (Posts: 2435; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Some stores were taking pre-orders before today. I put myself on the list last Friday at a Sprint Store. That's for in-store pickup though, I kind of wish I did it online so I wouldn't have to drive all the way there... I'm lazy...

posted on 07 May 2012, 14:06 5

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Can't wait until the 18th :D

posted on 07 May 2012, 18:21

10. GeekMovement (Posts: 1505; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Looks like a great phone spec wise I'm not sure about the three colored design though.. I'll visit my local sprint store later to see first hand maybe it will be amazing.

posted on 07 May 2012, 21:29 1

12. lsutigers (Posts: 739; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Lookswise its growing on me...

After looking at all of the SGS3 press from the event, I have to say, I think I like the new EVO better, some of the reasons were mentioned above...No doubt the SGS3 will be a fine phone, I just think I prefer the EVO.

posted on 07 May 2012, 22:26 1

13. I_Slap_Fat_Kids (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 May 2012)


My receipt for the pre-order from Best Buy said,

"Scheduled for Standard delivery
Estimated Arrival: 05/11-05/16/2012."

Maybe I will be surprised a couple days early?

posted on 08 May 2012, 11:44

16. Danalvi1981 (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jun 2010)


that would be cool if we did get it 5/11...

posted on 08 May 2012, 13:14

19. tinykay1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 May 2012)


When I pre-ordered through sprint yesterday it said they'll begin shipping on the 15th and it will arrive 1-3 business days after. Now it's showing the same thing you said earlier.

posted on 08 May 2012, 13:12 2

18. tinykay1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 May 2012)


I spoke with a best buy rep yesterday because I saw the same thing when I added the phone to my shopping cart. According to the rep, those dates are just the regular generated dates and that they cannot send out any phones until they have been released by sprint. Therefore you will not get it before people that ordered it directly from Sprint did. But on the plus side, even though you have to wait a few days later, you'll get a $50 best buy gift card.

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