HTC EVO V 4G for Virgin Mobile announced, paired with unlimited 4G data for $35 per month

HTC EVO V 4G for Virgin Mobile announced, paired with unlimited 4G data for $35 per month
Well, this didn't take too long. It was only a couple of weeks when we heard that the Sprint 4G WiMAX network will be used by the carrier's pre-paid arm Virgin Mobile, yet announcements are already starting to come our way. Introducing the HTC EVO V 4G for Virgin Mobile – a pre-paid Android smartphone that rides on 4G WiMAX airwaves, yet requires no long-term commitment in order to be owned.

If the name sound familiar, that is because a recent rumor claimed that the HTC EVO 3D was to be rebranded as the HTC EVO V 4G, and that rumor now turns out to be quite accurate. What the HTC EVO V 4G features is a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen and a pair of 5-megapixel cameras on its back that are capable of taking 3D images and video at HD resolution. There is a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera as well thrown in for good measure.

The press release does not reveal what processor ticks under the smartphone's hood, but it would not be surprising to have the 1.2GHz dual-core chip that the HTC EVO 3D sports. Further hardware specs include the presence of a microSD slot for storage expansion, 1GB RAM, 4GB on-board storage, and a 1,730mAh battery. Android 4.0 ICS comes out of the box with the HTC Sense 3.6 UI installed on top, which is more than welcome.

Does the HTC EVO V 4G spark your interest? Then get ready to drop $300 on the table. This, however, seems like a fair price considering the device you are getting in exchange, and the peace of mind from knowing that you are not tied to a carrier contract. The most affordable 4G plan is priced at $35 per month, which includes unlimited data and texts (2.5GB at full speed), as well as 300 anytime minutes. The smartphone will be made available for purchase on May 31.

source: Sprint

Related phones

EVO 3D
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1730 mAh(6.00h talk time)

FEATURED VIDEO

10 Comments

1. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Pretty tempting if I wasn't already locked in to a contract.

2. Juan_Gomez

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

My next phone.

3. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Wow, that's close to SERO, and it's 4G (WiMax) Good deal for a lot of people.

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

i have my sprint evo 3d flashed to boost. hopefully i can get some wimax love as well. hands down best prepaid phone/plan combo on the US market right now. unlocked phone+t-mobile SIM is really the only serious no contract smartphone competitor to this new virgin 4g.

5. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Straight Talk is pretty competitive except for the whole no 4G thing :(

6. GeekMovement unregistered

That is awesome. $300. I thought it was going to be like $500. Better get one for my buddy.

7. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

You might want to recheck that it has 4GB of on-board, mine for Sprint only included 1.15GB with an 8GB SD card

8. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Getting this and selling my Triumph. I'm already sold. I don't care who you are, $35 bucks for 300 minutes, unlimited text and unlimited 4G data (2.5 gb at full speed) is a damn good deal. Can't pass that up.

9. OverByter

Posts: 3; Member since: May 13, 2012

It has 4 GB onboard, after the os, rom and sense there is about 1 gig left for app storage.

10. grosskem

Posts: 1; Member since: May 16, 2012

On the Optimus V you had about a quarter of a gig left so this is heaven!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.