The Sprint EVO will be the first Android-powered smartphone to support 4G, so it’s understandable why it has become one of the most-hyped devices this summer. Our friends from Phandroid have obtained a leaked document from Radio Shack which claims customers will be able to pre-order the HTC EVO 4G at The Shack “later this month”. This latest information matches up with earlier reports which placed the Evo launching in early June (6th or 13th).
Questions that remain include the retail price, data plan options, and final shipping firmware.
When Sprint unveiled the EVO at CTIA it was running Android 2.1, but some are beginning to speculate it could be one of the first devices to launch with Android 2.2. Hopefully more will be revealed at this month’s Google I/O developer conference, where we expect to get the first look at FroYo (Android 2.2).
Sprint currently offers some awesome deals ($69 for Everything Data with Any Mobile, Anytime) and I live in a 4G WiMAX city, so the EVO is starting to look mighty tempting. What does the group think? Do we have any takers planning a switch to Sprint for 4G glory?