Have you been in Radio Shack recently? Yesterday we learned “The Shack” is taking pre-orders for the Sprint EVO 4G later this month and today we discovered they are planning a four-week campaign to promote the phone in stores. Our friends over at Android Central received the four page flyer and uploaded some high-res scans.
No new information was revealed, but I’m getting excited for this big Android launch. We are still waiting for an official release date and pricing options, so the rumors are flying like crazy. Some are speculating that Sprint will release the EVO 4G on June 6th, the day before Apple is expected to announce the iPhone HD at WWDC. Many are suggesting the EVO will retail for $199 with 2yr contract, which is in line with current high-end smartphones.
Hopefully, all the launch details will be unveiled May 12th when Sprint hosts a press event in New York.
Suspiciously absent from the flyers is the version of Android that will ship on the device. Sprint unveiled the EVO running Android 2.1, but it looks like Android 2.2 could appear this month. Sprint still claims the EVO will support Flash 10.1, which is tied to FroYo (Android 2.2), so I guess anything is possible. Keep in mind that Adobe also told us Flash 10.1 was schedule for a June release.
Browsing the comments from our last post, it looks like many are willing to leave their current carrier just to purchase the EVO. A business rep from Sprint shared with us that Sprint is offering a $100 credit to users who switch carriers and port their number. If you are one of the lucky people in the expanding 4G coverage area, then check out our 7 reasons to choose the HTC EVO 4G.