Leaked email shows Best Buy will release the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Saturday

Leaked email shows Best Buy will release the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Saturday
On Thursday, we told you that Sprint would be offering the HTC EVO 4G LTE in its stores and online starting this Saturday, June 2nd. Thanks to the release of the handset, which was held up at the U.S. border along with the HTC One X for AT&T, there should be no more delays in obtaining the device. But what if you pre-ordered or plan on buying the model from a third party retailer like, say, Best Buy? A leaked internal email for the big box retailer has the answer.

According to the leaked email, Best Buy has started receiving the units in its stores on Thursday. Despite having the phone in stock, pre-orders and regular sales will not take place until Saturday, June 2nd, matching Sprint. Pre-orders will still be accepted on Friday, June 1st. And that brings us to a strange little note in the email. While pre-orders are strictly not allowed to be released before Saturday, those with an existing pre-order were supposed to have been called by the store and allowed to pick up the HTC EVO 4G LTE on Thursday. If you had a pre-order with Best Buy and did not pick up the device on Thursday, you are strictly SOL until Saturday.

That leads us to this question. Did any of our loyal readers manage to snag their HTC EVO 4G LTE from Best Buy on Thursday? And if you did, let us know what you think about Sprint's new flagship Android device. Simply post your comments in the box below.

source: Phandroid

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1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I'm skeptical, It seems like Best Buy rumors are are often false. But if t is true it would be great for HTC EVO 4G LTE fans.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's confirmed. The no Friday preorders fulfillment is kinda stupid, but we're dealing with it. At least we got a couple of days warning this time.

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's releasing on my birthday?! Geez. That makes me sorta sad

4. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Why is this news?? Spirit already confirmed June 2 release...

5. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Slow on the news lately. This showed up in my employee mailbox Wednesday. Thought it was weird though that I got it Wednesday and it was dated Thursday.

6. eRoesboss

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Rumors are not false. Im a associate at radio shack and my boss actually let 2 of them go today early, he apparently didnt know LOL

7. Geezy03

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

I will be going to best buy as usual to get my phone

8. tyronemeans

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

I've had my EVO 4g LTE since 5-26-2012 and I gotta say I absolutely can't put it down. It does so much especially in the camera and video area. It takes Slow Motion video and it looks so cool It also can take Panorama pictures as well. The kickstand can hold the phone upright or on both of its sides-nice feature. I've downloaded movies on it and they look amazingly awesome on the screen.The battery life is way better than any other android phone I've ever owned and its not removable. I've watched movies,played games and been on the internet all day and had minimal usage on power. I have to admit that sprint needs to turn the LTE system on since it is no 4g out of the box,but if you hook it up to WiFi this thing flies like a rocket. Very fast downloads and web pages flow seamlessly. For those of you that were sceptical of getting one I tell you " It's the best phone out right now", go get it .

9. tyronemeans

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

P.S. I was one of the lucky ones - I was going in to pre-order my phone on 5-26-2012 . I waited for about 45 minutes for them to get to me and right when I sat down one of their reps came and told the rep that was helping me that 14 of the EVO 4g Lte had come in 13 of them had already been spoken for and I got the extra one that day. So you already know I'm a happy camper.

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