After a long waiting HTC EVO 4G will be released and it will be the first phone in the U.S. to take advantage of Sprint’s 4G cellular network, up to 10x faster than current 3G speeds.
The Android handset may also be one of the most powerful “superphones” to hit the U.S. market when it launches on June 4.
The Android handset will also be one of the most powerful “superphones” to hit the U.S. market when it launches on June 4.It has the HTC Sense user experience on top of the typical Android UI.
Google, Qik and other application developers have stepped in to develop versions of their apps customized for the HTC EVO 4G experience, including a YouTube client that will auto-detect the connection speed and serve up content in high-definition when on a 4G or fast 3G connection. The Qik application takes advantage of the phone’s two cameras — one 8-megapixel and one front-facing 1.3-megapixel — to provide on-the-go videoconferencing support.
The phone will be available June 4 at retail partners Best Buy, RadioShack, and Wal-Mart as well as at Sprint.com for $199.99 with a two year contract and after a $100 rebate (pro tip: picking up the phone at Best Buy Mobile nets you the rebate price on the spot). Everything Data plans start at $69.99 per month, and the HTC EVO 4G will also carry a $10 per month Premium Data requirement. Use as a mobile hotspot is an optional extra at $29.99 per month — although at half the cost of the typical mobile broadband plan for devices like the MiFi or 3G broadband card, the portable hotspot cost is actually a good deal.
Check out the video demo below.