New York City Sprint HTC EVO 4G event - available June 4th for $200
posted by John V. / May 12, 2010, 10:01 PM
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!
HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hand-on
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
posted on May 12, 2010, 10:09 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 13, 2010, 1:31 PM 0
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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!
posted on May 13, 2010, 1:39 PM 0
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 (^_^)
posted on May 13, 2010, 4:31 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 12, 2010, 10:39 PM 0
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$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.
posted on May 12, 2010, 11:59 PM 0
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 ...
posted on May 13, 2010, 1:25 AM 0
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.
posted on May 13, 2010, 2:06 AM 0
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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)
posted on May 13, 2010, 2:02 AM 0
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.
posted on May 13, 2010, 11:30 AM 0
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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.
posted on May 13, 2010, 12:27 PM 0
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Where I live, everyone but Sprint has 3g, why would I pay $10 for 4g when they don't even have 3g here ?!
posted on May 13, 2010, 11:52 AM 0
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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...
posted on May 13, 2010, 12:25 PM 0
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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?
posted on May 13, 2010, 12:55 PM 0
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