April 16th could be the date Sprint releases the EVO 4G

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April 16th could be the date Sprint releases the EVO 4G
April 16th is usually a day for Americans to feel a bit of relief. It is the day after tax papers must be postmarked and once put in the mail, the pressure is off until next year. This year, it looks like Americans have another reason to look forward to the 16th of next month. According to Sprint's Facebook page, the WiMax enabled HTC EVO 4G is expected to be launched on that date, bringing 4G speed to a cellphone in the U.S. which has similar specs to those seen on the HTC HD2. The handset will roll with Android 2.1 under the hood and a 1GHz Snapdragon chip creates a model  able to run apps, open and close programs quickly. The 4G connection is supposed to provide data to hit the 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen at a speed up to 10 times that of 3G. April 16th could be the start of the nation's move to supersonic speeds on cellphones. And if it does get launched that day, the actual release of the EVO 4G also will have occurred rather quickly considering that the original plan called for a summer release of the device. Either Sprint feels the pressure to release this after the Palm Pre and Pixi debacle, or the carrier just wants to get a leg up on offering a 4G phone to American cellphone users. And while the end result is the same regardless of the reason, one sounds like desperation while the other is just a clever business idea.

HTC EVO 4G SpecificationsHands-on

source: Sprint


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22 Comments

1. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

That would be the shit but coming from this website sounds like BS to me I hope its true I hate waiting.

2. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Count off exactly 4 weeks on your calendar and that's the EARLIEST you'll probably see this phone, and that's ONLY if it receives FCC approval TODAY. Since it hasn't gotten approval yet, I'm calling BS. Bet the house on not seeing this phone until May at the earliest. June seems more likely. Now, back to your daily misinformation campaign.

10. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

If this were about the Incredible, would you be so pessimistic? Verizon will get something but I too doubt the Evo debuts next month

13. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

FCC approval may be pending or complete but still secret. Since HTC can request that the FCC keep things confidential until actual launch or provide a certain date to release the approval in the filing. We have seen in the past the approval date being weeks before the FCC approval become public. That being said I would be really surprised if they launch is in April. My guess is still 6-4-10...launch the EVO 4G on the 4th which is a Friday...plus my upgrade hits June 1st.

17. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Incredible passed through the FCC on 2/9/10. Kinda supports my point, don't you think? 4 weeks MINIMUM. Yeah, it may be pending, but you don't plan a release until it's official. Typically it's a formality, but what if the FCC finds something? It didn't already pass. The details can be requested kept confidential, but the filings are public information. Unfortunately for manufacturers, it's hard to hide details like band compatibility, and a CDMA phone with WiMax bands would stick out like a sore thumb considering it's a first. Hate to burst your bubble but it's NOT coming out on April 16th.

3. scottmbolt unregistered

April 16th? No, I don't believe that date.

4. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

yeah, this is just plain wrong.

5. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

I would not be surpised if I still have 2.0.1 on my DROID when this monster comes out! (Just saying)

9. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

You can almost bet they won't, vzw is notoriously slow at releasing updates.

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I doubt its the 16th when best buy shjowed they were taking pre-orders in may lol

11. scottmbolt unregistered

LMAO... all Phone Arena likes to do is stir the pot and spread rumors just to fill space on their home page.

7. miikeyroks

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 07, 2009

At this point i would believe it. We have a mandatory meeting this wednesday and no one knows what its about, the store managers are all keeping mum on it, all it says is that we have a nation wide marketing update. Could be about the evo 4g...

8. dswatson83

Posts: 56; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

the evo is still showing summer on sprints website. I would think they would either be posting a correct release or none at all so I doubt april

12. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Yea 2 days before my b day would be too perfect. But I do hope that this is a run of the mill rumor cus the build I saw on the ctia vid had some lag. It's worth the wait to be delivered a phenomenal phone than to get a phone with potential and wait for the updates to trickle in.

14. Tim6253AR

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

IF there is anything about the date of 4/16 that has anything to do with the EVO, here is my guess. That is when the marketing would begin for a May release. Even that is unlikely, but I hope Phone Arena didn't just pull this out of their a** err hat.

15. Phullofphil

Posts: 1830; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I bet its at the end of the summer

16. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

i'll wait till april 116th for the official word from sprint. i'll still get the phone when its available in stores, but all we can do is wait.....it still is one of the best phones ive ever seen

18. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Has anybody (including the writer of this article)actually clicked the link on facebook... it is a lead up event for the device maybe a new commercial something like that.. If Sprint were releasing it that soon they wouldn't put Summer 2010 as there release date on the website. They are probably hosting some sort of web event.

19. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

i think phone arena is the one trying to get a leg up with this April fools joke.sorry guys but we're not bitting.

20. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

FAIL...Sprint is smarter then that. Won't be before June 1st at least so all the premier customers who got a Pre last June can upgrade to it. On the other side, they should push it as early as possible to steal all the potential next iphone buyers

21. desertmike680

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The EVO is planned for May/June. Same time frame as the Pre last year and the Instinct the year before it. Us Sprint employees would have known by now, if the release date was on the 16th.

22. metalfreakette

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 11, 2010

Has anyone actually checked the Facebook page? This report is a blatant lie. There is an event promoting the phone till April 16th. There is no announcement that this phone will be out then. I am disappointed in such poor reporting as you have offered us.

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