Best Buy Mobile set to offer pre-orders of the HTC EVO 4G in May?

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Best Buy Mobile set to offer pre-orders of the HTC EVO 4G in May?
There's no denying that Best Buy might already have their eyes set on the HTC EVO 4G, but rumors are hinting that the big box retailer is expected to offer pre-orders some time in May. In the past, Best Buy has been seen as a huge launch partner for a myriad of highly touted smartphones such as the Palm Pre, iPhone 3GS, and Motorola DROID. This time around all the talk is focused on the recently announced HTC EVO 4G for Sprint which a tipster for Android Central believes that Best Buy Mobile will be rolling out their traditional pre-order process for the device. Future owners would simply get the pre-order by dishing out $50, which is then placed on a gift card, then finally return back to the store and redeem it when the device is made available for purchase. With yet no official confirmation about any indirect launch partners for the HTC EVO 4G, it would clearly make sense to go with Best Buy seeing they have an established relationship with Sprint and could easily take precedence with the sheer amount of stores they operate.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on

source: Android Central via phandroid

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16 Comments

1. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

bought my phone there but just incase get the insurence frome sprint or who ever the insurence there seems good but it takes a month to get your phone back with a 150 dollar deductable for a cheasy loaner even if the phone is completly destroid. I had to go through corperate just to get my phone back in two and a half weeks. To top it off both times i droped it off the rep said two too three days at the most.

13. jeryzkid22

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

Is anything you typed in here true? Loaner phone - no. $150 deductible - no. 2 1/2 weeks to get a phone ordered from you - not unless its backordered and you want the same model phone.

15. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

they actually do give out loners sometimes..but sprint is good about sending phones next day.

2. Tim6253AR

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

YaY! More recycled news from yesterday. Why even come here, when Phone Arena has no news of their own?

5. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

then why read & post! read the next article or you know what? stop visiting the site!

3. keithrandy

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 05, 2010

If Best Buy Mobile is supposed to be taking pre orders in May then why would the phone launch on April 16th. C'mon Phone Arena, get your facts together.

11. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

LOL... true

4. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

CDMA blows bigtime GSM=yes YOU CAN talk n surf the web @ the sametime!! ill just wait til the GSM HTC4g phone comes out in the next 6 months

6. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

jr- your one stupid mo-fo! whats makes GSM so great? are you travelling all over the world that you need GSM or are the ppl you talk to not important that you feel that you to "surf and talk" at the same time? plz, STFU....

7. JHart1012

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 24, 2010

haha Im with warhed. who sits there and talk and surf the web at the same time only LOSERS.

8. imthatguy704

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

@ jrcrow, I'm not going to knock you for your ignorance BUT I'm going to need you to gather all the facts together before you go off on your little rants. CDMA: Is Great GSM: Is Great as well CDMA w/4G(Sprint): FTFW As you should know that the EVO 4G will allow you to both Talk and Surf the internet at the same time. Yes, the EVO will process data over WiMax without causing interruption to voice calls.

9. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I got to add to this too, no GSM carrier will even have 4G in 6 months, let alone phones.

12. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

well said IMTHATGUY, also 4G will also allow data tethering to your piece of shit iphone JRCROW. ill charge you data usage for using my 4G. HAHAHAHAHAAHA good one

16. panthro

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

warhed, YOU stfu. not being able to surf and talk on a smart phone to me is like not being able listen to music and surf on a PC. how many time have you been in a conversation where you were discussing going to a movie and just opened the browser on your phone to look for show times while talking to the person your with ?.....ZERO times, because you dont have that option on a CDMA but i do on my GSM network. So....please....STFU.....and how many times have you been out of the country and just popped in a local SIM card (that are now available for short term or visitor sim cards as they are called) from the location you are at and had all your music, all you contacts, notes, pictures and everything else available to you on your phone....ummmm.....is that ZERO TIMES???!!! but it has come in very handy for me, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! so once again...please......STFU.

10. Tim6253AR

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 29, 2010

CDMA = 50 calls pet channel. GSM = 6 calls per channel. That's why att and tmobile are so notorious for dropping calls. So, any argument that GSM is better just because you can t&s at the same time...is just plain stupid.

14. Nobodey

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 03, 2010

I don't understand what the big deal is about this phone. It is missing so many things that I really want in a phone. For example: 1. AM Tuner 2. CB Radio 3. pre-installed fart apps 4. Instruction manual for paperweight mode 5. shuriken mode 6. transformation abilities (hopefully autobot) 7. One touch dialing to the Ghostbusters 8. Mountain Dew dispenser. 9. Built-in counterfeit quality printer and lastly 10. a third, x-ray through clothes camera. Seriously HTC? What were you thinking?

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