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

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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