Jun 06 AT 12:05 PM Edgar Cervantes 25 Comments

At last! HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G get official price and release date, pre-orders galore

Price and Availability

The HTC EVO 4G was among the most popular Android devices of all time. During CTIA it was announced that Sprint would bring the next EVO flagship device of the year, the HTC EVO 3D. Not only was this stunning device going to come with outstanding specs, but it was also not coming alone. There was another addition to the EVO family, the HTC EVO View 4G (HTC Flyer with Sprint data connectivity), a tablet “like no other.” It feels like a long time since CTIA (though it has only been a few months), and now we know that the wait is almost over. Sprint has officially announced the price and release date for the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC EVO View 4G!

These devices will be available on June 24th, but they can be pre-ordered with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card, which can be used towards your purchase on release date (or you can use to purchase something else if you so choose to). The EVO 3D will go for $199.99, and the EVO View 4G will cost $399.99 (both with a two-year contract), which is actually not too bad. Competing high-end devices are going for $250-300 nowadays, so the fact that Sprint is keeping its price at $199.99 will really make the choice easier for many.

Of course, owning an Android device (or any smartphone OS, for that matter) has its requirements when it comes to your monthly plan subscription. As many of you may already know, the EVO 3D will be required to have one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, along with a $10 Premium Data fee for smartphones. For the EVO View tablet, monthly data plans will start at $34.99 for 3GB of 3G data, but it also gives you unlimited 4G data (if you happen to be within coverage). Data plans for the EVO view also include unlimited text, picture, and video messaging. If that isn’t good enough, the HTC Scribe stylus is included at no charge for a “limited time,” for customers who put their signature on that contract (Otherwise sold separately for $80).

The announcement of the price and availability for two of the hottest devices this year is no small thing though, and everyone wants a piece of the cake. We have just found out that Sprint will not be the only one offering these devices. Target Mobile and Radio Shack are also announcing some nice offers along with the availability of the HTC EVO 3D for pre-order.

Pre-Orders and more

Radio Shack:

Radio Shack actually started EVO 3D pre-orders last month, but there was no official availability announcement yet, so Radio Shack had to keep thing low. This retailer could not advertise such pre-order, and the representatives were not allowed to offer it to you, one had to know about it, and/or ask fro it.

Now that The Shack can go all out without fear of legal problems, it is not a=only announcing the pre-order but bringing some good competition to Sprint. If you are an owner of the EVO 3D predecessor, you can trade in your HTC EVO 4G for a $100 credit for the purchase of the HTC EVO 3D. This offer is not only for EVO users though, as Radio Shack is also accepting other “eligible smartphones” for a $75 store credit.

Things are looking good for those that are not feeling too fancy this month though, or those who just happen to love physical keyboards. This retailer is also offering the HTC EVO Shift 4G for FREE with a two-year contract. Not bad, not bad at all.

Radio Shack also has a cool device simulator, just in case you want to play around and see how the EVO 3D will feel.

Target Mobile:

Target Mobile is also officially starting pre-orders for the EVO 3D today, as well as offering credit with an EVO 4G trade in. Target is taking things a little further, though, offering $150 of credit towards your EVO 3D purchase. This would mean that you would only end up paying $50 for the device (if purchased with a contract, at $199.99).

Also, just to make things a bit special for Target customers, if you purchase the device with a Target REDcard, a 5% discount will be applied.

Specs:

HTC EVO 3D

  • Dual-core 1.2GHz processor
  • 4.3” 3D qHD (540×960) sLCD display
  • 4G WiMAX technology
  • Dual 5 megapixel main 3D cameras
  • Android 2.3 with latest HTC Sense
  • Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera
  • DLNA and HDMI (MHL) video output
  • 1730mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Dual microphones for noise suppression
  • Digital compass, G-Sensor, Light sensor, GPS/AGPS

HTC EVO View 4G

  • Android with HTC Sense for Tablet
  • 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4G WiMAX technology
  • 7-inch 1024×600 touchscreen display
  • Front and rear facing cameras – 5MP main, 1.3MP front
  • DLNA and HDMI (MHL) video output
  • Dual micsand speakers
  • Optional digital pen unlocks HTC Scribe technology
  • Digital compass, G-Sensor, Light sensor, GPS/AGPS

Wrap Up:

Well, the wait is almost over, one of these devices can be yours this month. As always, we would like to know what you guys think. Check out the press releases for more details, and hit us up with your opinions on the comment section below! Are you going for the EVO 3D or the EVO View 4G? Maybe both? If you are purchasing the EVO 3D, will you get it through Sprint or another retailer?

HTC EVO 3D & HTC EVO View from Sprint Pricing & Availability Announced

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This morning, Sprint announced pricing and availability for HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G, on America’s Favorite 4G Network. Both devices will be available on June 24; HTC EVO 3D, America’s first ‘glasses-free’ 3D 4G device will be available for $199.99, and HTC EVO View 4G, the first 4G tablet in market, will be available for $399.99. Both prices exclude applicable taxes, and the devices require a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade.

Customers can pre-order HTC EVO 3D or HTC EVO View 4G at any participating Sprint Store with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card (per device), and on June 24, Sprint Stores nationwide will open doors at 8 a.m. local time for customers to get a jump-start on purchasing these hot new devices. Additionally, Sprint Premier customers will have the opportunity to purchase HTC EVO 3D online three days before the national launch, while supplies last.

HTC EVO 3D requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones.

Rate plans for the HTC EVO View start as low as $34.993 per month for 3GB of 3G data and unlimited 4G data usage while on the Sprint network. Unlimited text, picture and video messaging are included at no charge. Additional plans, including 3G-only plans, are available to meet customers’ needs.

Additionally, for a limited time, any customer who purchases HTC EVO View 4G will receive the HTC Scribe™ digital pen (otherwise sold separately) at no charge with a two-year service agreement – providing an additional savings of $79.99 on their purchase.

Pre-Order New EVO 3D at The Shack or Get EVO Shift Free this Week

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Starting today, customers can pre-order the brand new HTC EVO™ 3D from The Shack. This is the nation’s first 3D phone with QHD display and the next generation of mobile phones. Available in stores June 24th. Try it out now with our online device simulator!

With its dual 5MP camera and 4.3-inch QHD 3D screen for creating and watching 3D movies without glasses, this new mobile device gives customers an unprecedented multimedia experience. Other features include dual core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and a front-facing camera for video chatting.

Also, exclusively at The Shack, customers can receive a FREE download of The Black Eyed Peas’ “Phenomenon” with purchase of the HTC EVO™ 3D*as well as a preloaded full-length version of Green Hornet™ in 3D*.

The Shack continues to let customers save with the popular Trade & Save program, while always delivering the content they need. We also have full mobile solutions with a wide assortment of accessories for the HTC EVO 3D.

· RadioShack customers can get $100 toward an HTC EVO™ 3D when trading in an EVO 4G or EVO Shift.
· Or $75 toward an HTC EVO 3D when trading in an eligible smartphone.

Additionally, the HTC EVO Shift 4G from Sprint is FREE when signing up for a new two-year agreement.

Sprint EVO 3D Pre-Orders Start Today at Target Mobile

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The exciting new Sprint HTC EVO 3D phone is coming to select Target Mobile centers! Pre-orders start at select centers on June 6, with the official launch on June 24.

The HTC EVO 3D Phone with the Android 2.3 OS sees the world like you do – in 3D! Now photos can have as much depth as the moment itself! The HTC EVO 3D captures photos and videos in 3D, plus they can be viewed without special glasses. The stunning 4.3-inch qHD display gives crisp websites, vivid images and incredibly fluid videos and will be available for $199.99. The phone also offers:

· Active lockscreen: A lockscreen with zero steps to access info and tasks.

· Homescreen with richer content: New visual design provides you with more information and live updates.

· Faster browsing: Better browsing with a fast dual-core processor and the latest Flash player.

· HTC Watch: Watch on-demand Hollywood movies across multiple HTC devices.

Through Target’s Electronic Trade-in service, guests can trade in a working EVO 4G to receive $150 towards the purchase of an EVO 3D on June 24. To save even more, guests that shop with a Target REDcard® will receive 5 percent off their EVO 3D purchase.
In order to qualify for this in-store only offer, Target guests must a sign a two-year contract with Sprint.

Source: Sprint

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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