High expectations riding on the HTC EVO 4G as Sprint amasses a long waiting list for it

High expectations riding on the HTC EVO 4G as Sprint amasses a long waiting list for it
Some thought that the Palm Pre would've been the savior for Sprint in getting them out of the void and into greener pastures, but sadly, there wasn't any major shift changes between the four largest domestic wireless carriers. This time around Sprint is looking at the HTC EVO 4G, which is expected to be made available this summer, to really shake things up for them. With an imminent release getting closer, it looks like Sprint has already amassed a long waiting list of customers who are looking to snatch the powerful smartphone when it comes to light. There are many reasons for customers to openly take side with the beloved Android smartphone, but if Sprint plans to succeed in this latest campaign, it would be wise for them to have ready an ample amount of shipment to satisfy the demand. We've already witnessed how T-Mobile is still catching up to the surprising demand for the HTC HD2, but Sprint is banking for the HTC EVO 4G to stem losses of postpaid wireless customers.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on

source: Reuters

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34 Comments

1. Gowireless

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

how big is sprints 4g network i no its not around here where im from

4. ostranderterry

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

sprints 4g network is not very large - here's a link to check it out -http://coverage.sprintpcs.com/IMPACT.jsp?INTNAV=ATG:HE:Cov

6. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

yeah its mainly just in cities but it will grow...

2. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lame

3. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

You might not care for this phone... but it's still high demand and will do pretty good in my opinion. Even in 3G markets..

8. android#1

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Why do you enter this article if you dont like anything but iphone? Are you really hating that much to see your iphone suck evo ass?

5. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Well when you start advertising a phone months before its launch... i would expect nothing less than a long waiting list. Nonetheless I will be first at my sprint store to pick one up. Had they advertised the pre better and prior to its launch like the EVO, maybe it wouldnt have done so bad for sprint. Also launching a phone in beta stages of its OS isn't really going to help. (not that it was in beta testing... it just seemed like it with all the missing features). It could have done so much better. But pre is old news. I want the EVO NOW!

11. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Why not pre-order? My experience is pre-orders arrive a day or two before the store launch.

13. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Thanks for the advice. I would preorder but I personally know the manager of the sprint store in the next town over. I'm going to see if he can hook me up like he did with my pre last year.

7. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Is this for current subscribers or ones wanting new service for the phone? If it wont draw people from other carriers then why would it matter

9. sprintguy09

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

all i know is its 4g in charlotte an all over my house

26. imthatguy704

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 26, 2010

I am definitely looking forward to using the 4G here in CLT

10. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

They better have an overstock of these phones. It is the most annoying thing when companies advertise the hell out of something and then when it finally comes out you can't get one.

12. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

That's marketing 101, scarcity creates more demand. Pre-Order it, you wont find one at a store after the first couple days.

14. JHart1012

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 24, 2010

june 4 release date

15. desertmike680

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Its not being released june 4th. Possibly closer to the middle to late June.

16. miikeyroks

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 07, 2009

"Everyone's favorite WiMAX-powered Android device finally has a date and a price, and you don't have terribly long to wait: June 4 is the date that you'll want to be lining up outside your local Sprint store for an EVO 4G, $199 in hand (assuming you're signing up for a new contract, of course -- according to the fine print, the full cost is $450 before all discounts). Interestingly, Sprint has specifically called out that you'll be able to video chat (remember, the EVO 4G has a front-facing cam) over both 3G and 4G using Qik -- not a bad choice, considering the company's well-established expertise with streaming live video out of handsets." Yes, yes it is coming out on the 4th.

17. JHart1012

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 24, 2010

thanks Mikey for the backup lol

18. hcbarclay

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

actually it is 199.99 after the MAIL IN REBATE...

19. miikeyroks

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 07, 2009

Yessir Jhart and hcbarclay, its a quote from engadget. Not I. Good job though!

27. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I received the email today from Sprint confirming June 4th, not sure where your info is coming from.

33. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

so the phone is $450 retail?? not bad. im a premiere customer and the only discount i have is $75 off the retail price of the phone. cant afford to pay tht much for the phone despite how nice it looks...im glad it has insurance on it unlike the I-PHONE LOL

20. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

if the Nexus One had screen break issues, dont think you think that the EVO will have the same problems as the screen is big. not a pocket phone thats for sure.

28. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I haven't heard of any issues with the HTC Incredible. I think the strength of the frame around the screen would play a big role.

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is always better to buy a phone a few mnths after it arrives in stores as it will always have a few kinks to work out - much like XBOX, PS3 and WINDOWS.....

29. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

True, but if nobody buys it they won't focus on improving it.

22. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

networkdood yes you are 100% right and thats what i was planning on doing, im going to sit back and wait a little until issues may or may come to news. i still think its great to have a big screen but my thinking is more of a chance for cracks and such

23. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

June 4th Official release date. $199.99 after rebate. I'm suprised Phonearena didn't catch up to that yet it's been hours already. Anyway.. @ 199.99 that's one "Droid incredible" killer for sure...lol

32. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

They are practicall the same phone?

24. JVII

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Not surprised, I would be one of them if I were getting a new phone soon.

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