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

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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 HTC EVO V 4G for Virgin Mobile

The HTC EVO V 4G for Virgin Mobile

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

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posted on 08 May 2012, 09:20 1

1. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 08 May 2012, 09:30

2. Juan_Gomez (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

My next phone.

posted on 08 May 2012, 09:54

3. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Wow, that's close to SERO, and it's 4G (WiMax)

Good deal for a lot of people.

posted on 08 May 2012, 10:23

4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 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.

posted on 08 May 2012, 12:44

5. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 08 May 2012, 16:06

6. GeekMovement (unregistered)

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

posted on 08 May 2012, 19:43

7. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 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

posted on 08 May 2012, 21:10

8. sportsinger75 (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Nov 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.

posted on 13 May 2012, 05:24

9. OverByter (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 May 2012)

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

posted on 16 May 2012, 16:18

10. grosskem (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 May 2012)

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

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