New York City Sprint HTC EVO 4G event - available June 4th for $200

New York City Sprint HTC EVO 4G event - available June 4th for $200
During a private event held in the heart of New York City, Sprint and HTC showcased and let out some additional news surrounding the much anticipated HTC EVO 4G that's been in the hearts and minds of consumers everywhere. Sprint's own CEO, Dan Hesse, let out the pieces of information that we've all been waiting for – its release date and pricing. From the man himself, he made known to the entire world that the HTC EVO 4G will be available starting on June 4th for the traditional premier smartphone price of $199.99. Although it's only a couple days earlier than the rumored release date of June 6th, it'll nonetheless be here sooner than later. Although the handset pricing doesn't come to be much of a surprise, we were later told towards the end about the required $10 per month charge for the HTC EVO 4G – it's the price to pay for 4G connectivity. When it came down to its Mobile Hotspot feature, Sprint is making it optional at $30 per month – something that echoes so loudly when you compare it what Verizon is doing for its webOS smartphones.



Later on, some of the presenters showed off the multimedia capabilities of the HTC EVO 4G – like how it is superior to the Motorola DROID when it comes to streaming higher definition content directly from YouTube. The docking accessory to play content from the HTC EVO 4G directly to a television was announced as being available from the start. Now one of the biggest things questioned around the HTC EVO 4G is if it'll have the capability of doing data and voice simultaneously – apparently it can! From their demonstration, they were able to make a phone call and use the Google Goggles app to take a photo and find information about the Guggenheim museum – where they eventually launched the browser to find out more information about it. So there you have it, AT&T isn't the only one in the business to be able to do voice and data simultaneously. Furthermore, they used the Layar augmented reality app to find the closest subway station in relation to the location of the event. All of this was done to clearly show some of the speed prowess associated with the HTC EVO 4G's high speed internet connection thanks to WiMAX 4G connection – which was especially brought along to New York for a sneak peek. Finally, they showed off how flawlessly the smartphone was able to play the latest Need For Speed game that'll be available for the handset from the start of its availability as well. To show off its Mobile Hotspot feature, they showed how both the iPhone 3GS and iPad were able to utilize the HTC EVO 4G's Mobile Hotspot feature to search content on the internet with lightning fast speeds. As far as video chat is concerned, Qik's CEO came on the stage to talk about the EVO 4G's streaming video service that'll undoubtedly become one of its key features.



Now that we finally know the exact pricing and release date for the HTC EVO 4G, the only thing left to complete this puzzle is the eventual outcome. Naturally there is going to be a lot riding on the back of the HTC EVO 4G, but there are many factors that'll come into mind to make it successful as we'll no doubt see many more devices test out its reach in the coming months. However, we continuously see stellar products coming out of HTC's camp – and the HTC EVO 4G can be considered as the culmination of all their hard work. Some argue it to be just the next step for them, but one can visually see the evolutionary steps HTC has taken to get to where it is now. And with that, you can check out some of the fantastic HTC devices that were crafted in bringing them into the spot light. With June 4th quickly approaching, there won't be any shortages of customers who will be looking forward to this handset!

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50 Comments

1. asears08

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

Cant wait to get my hands on one of these.

45. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Ive said it many times before... SOLD!

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

better late then never but that 10 dollar charge is a rip off for us that dont live in a 4g area

11. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

then don't buy the phone.

21. Sublime22

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 01, 2010

Hey, Turd Sandwich (AZNphoneGeek), signifcantly higher data speeds should be free! Why should I pay more for superior technology when I could go to Verizon and ATT and pay more for slower speeds? Cause all it really boils down to, is that chicks love a dude with an Iphone and an empty wallet...and no service.

22. sensei_phns

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Agree sublime I was wondering when someone was going to give that guy the keyboard lashing he deserved. Allways so pompus suckling from the Sprint teet, like he's so much better than us AT&T fanboys. My iPhone made me breakfast this morning and walked my dog plus I just got an app that makes sure my seats are reserved on the next shuttle to Saturn. Suck on that EVO!

29. Sublime22

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 01, 2010

I think EVO fan boys just like the smell of their own farts.

38. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

hahaha awesome. this if holy hell amazing. for once, i am totally speechless. if you guys are that butt hurt or anoyed with my posts, then i guess i'm doing a fantastic job eh. i tell you what though, you read my posts and they burn into you, even if it pisses you off. eat it bitches (^_^)

39. sensei_phns

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's not your posts that are burning it's the stench from your 2 day old chinese food for breakfast again, eat it YOSHI

40. Sublime22

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 01, 2010

AWWWW Chineeee Fooo AGAIN!

44. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

you hookers. bwahahah

3. kg4icg

Posts: 83; Member since: May 18, 2008

no one said you have to add it on, you just go with the regular plan, it's only if you want the 4g use that the 10 dollars kick in.

12. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

its required

4. boriqua2000

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

$10 more for 4g sucks.dan hesse promised it would be free.he lied.i think im going to get the droid incredible instead.i don't like being lied to and dan hesse is a liar.

5. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I remeber them saying no new would plans would be neccessary, go ahead and punish your wallet/purse as a show of defiance by getting an Imagio w/Android A.K.A. Incredible

6. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

cum on sprint bring 4G to my area of los angeles.. i do not want to have to go to t-mobile for fast internet t-mobile has super fast web running at 21 mbps in los angeles.but its really expensive and it only has a limit of 5gb . i did a speed test on my sisters computer using the t-mobile web connect rocket and got 16 mbps up n 13 mbps down thats shockingly fast i downloaded all of madonnas sticky and sweet tour on HD from itunes in just seconds ... that is much faster than my time warner broad band connection at home running at 8 mbps ... so please hurry it up sprint ! cuz i dnt wanna go to t-mobile ...

8. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

wimax wont compare to LTE. not saying wimax is bad... but lte is probably going to make wimax look like edge. i wouldnt get too excited about it. although saying this makes me a gigantic hypocrite because im 100% for the EVO. but when comparing network speeds... lol im just listening to you. its like being so pumped to get dial up after having fios.

37. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

I'm glad somebody brought LTE up because, I woul really like to know what makes it so much better. Speeds are pretty much even with coverage, pricing and phones lacking but keep jock riding test

7. cwiley5045

Posts: 23; Member since: May 07, 2010

The $10 extra a month for a feature that isn't even available and there's no telling when will be available is pissing me off. Look Sprint has to get everything from the gate right on this and I think that's not how you get started. I can understand the Hotspot fee being that so many different devices can runs on it together but the (pay for a function that's not even available in your city has me shaking my head)

9. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

The 10 feature is optional(if you want to use 4G pay it) If not use the normal plans. This is the problem with our economy. Everybody wants shit for free.

15. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No it is not - read this and on the same on FIERCEWIRELESS.com: "we were later told towards the end about the required $10 per month charge for the HTC EVO 4G – it's the price to pay for 4G connectivity. " REQUIRED, and it will be for all 4G phones.

24. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

well networkdude. I guess working for Sprint i have no credibility do I ? fiercewireless is another third party site. Facts bro Facts.

10. SarcasticChris

Posts: 1; Member since: May 13, 2010

Where I live, everyone but Sprint has 3g, why would I pay $10 for 4g when they don't even have 3g here ?!

26. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

where do you live where Sprint doesnt have 3G????

33. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Are you kidding dude lol....your being sarcastic I hope! Cause you must live in iceland or live in a box in the moutains somewhere lol.

48. sprintguy09

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 17, 2010

wow sprint shut 2g off long time ago lol

13. iownthenight

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 06, 2009

Even though Sprint is requiring a $10 add on per line if you have the evo, Sprint has great retention offers, one of them being a $10 reaccuring bill credit each month.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

So, the 4G 10.00 data feature is required for all 4G phones and then if I want to use Wi-Fi, it will cost another 30.00 - wow, I will have to rethink the purchase of this awesome phone. It will be cheaper for me to add a new line to my wife's account - 20.00 extra for the plan, 10.00 extra for messaging unl, and 30.00 extra(optional) for data with free Wi-Fi - and AT&T has way more hotspots than SPRINT.....bad move SPRINT...

16. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

So the data plan is optional on this device? The Incredible has the mandatory $29.99 email and web. Seems odd that it would be "optional" though....can't use a majority of the phones features without it?

17. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

NVM answered my own question...

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