Sprint to take pre-orders for EVO 4G in May, ship in June?

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Sprint to take pre-orders for EVO 4G in May, ship in June?
The excitement is beginning to build for the next must-have handset, the HTC EVO 4G. An anonymous tipster passed along to Phandroid a spy shot of Radio Shack's internal system for employees-and no, it was not photographed on a TRS-80. The big bulletin here was that the message said that Radio Shack will be accepting pre-orders for the EVO 4G this month. Since we are in May, well, you get the picture. As if that wasn't enough info to make your heart beat faster, a couple of posters on AndroidForums.com wrote that Sprint has been telling each store's Advocate to expect their EVO 4G in the middle of this month. The carrier apparently selects one rep from each store to receive an upcoming new handset for use before launch, most likely to help train others and teach them the best way to sell the phone to the public. One poster says he heard from a friend who works at Sprint, that his pals store usually picks their Advocate a month prior to launch and today the selection was made. Another poster works for Sprint and was told that his store's Advocate would be selected on May 17th with training to start the next week. Launch date is expected to be June 6th. So what does this all mean? Usually where there is smoke there's fire and while we might be loath to select a precise date, a pre-order period in May followed by a launch in June seems quite possible for the EVO 4G.

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Source: AndroidForums, Phandroid





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11 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol must be the last website to report this today

2. hcbarclay

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

i know what the answer is and i am not allowed to tell becasue of a confidentiality clause that i signed cause i may or may not be an advocate but i dont have a phone and havent been told a date

7. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

you are a dork

3. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

bring on the evo this is my next phone

4. exotica6279

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

you may not tell us but it may work out for the better

5. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

to big.....to clunky, thing wont even fit into a pocket. glass will easily break

8. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

just like youir iphone you fanboy

6. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

THE EVO IS GONNA BE A BAD ASS MUTHA....... PHONE. So all you haters quit hating. Sprint is gonna succeed with its 4G and LTE is gonna succeed. Sprints gonna learn from its 3g mistakes and offer more phones that works with its WIMAX network they are not gonna fail. LTE is gonna do its thing too. but there wont be a winner its gonna be like it is now but a 4g world. Verizon AT&T Sprint and Tmobile gonna all survive the 4g war. we wont know till 3 years from now who will have the the best overall 4g coverage prices etc. So stop hating on Sprint and just sit back and witness history in JUNE when the EVO launches. I will have mine.

9. TechBlue

Posts: 81; Member since: May 06, 2010

no I dont even own an iphone. think before you make assumptions ass-hole

10. exotica6279

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 15, 2010

all i know is the people in the radioshack stores will most likely get the first scoop of phones for themselves cause my store everyone wants it now

11. replika30

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 25, 2010

Unless you have a consumer account you wont be getting one. Dealer lines are locked for 2-3 months.

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