May 13 AT 9:34 AM Sean Riley 13 Comments

HTC Evo 4G is available for pre-order at Best Buy

If the little monthly pricing hiccup didn’t diminish your fondness for the Evo 4G too much then you are going to want to run not walk to your nearest Best Buy as in-store pre-ordering is now available.

I haven’t seen pre-ordering available anywhere else yet, so at the moment this is the only way to be certain you will have the Evo in your hot little hands on launch day.

As a quick reminder, although I suspect you don’t need it, the Evo 4G is dropping on June 4th and will run you $199.

Anyone heading out to the blue and gold to stake their claim on 4.3″ of Android goodness?

Update: The Shack (a.k.a. Radio Shack) will also be willing to take your money for a shiny new Evo starting tomorrow. This is also an in store only thing, but reportedly like Best Buy they will waive the mail-in rebate and they are sweetening the deal a little more by throwing in a $20 gift certificate for accessories if you plunk down a $50 deposit.

Via: Boy Genius Report

Source: Best Buy

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website Claroquesi

    1st one! Just in my local Best Buy but they don’t have any detail of how to do the transaction. #fail

    • Sean Riley

      That is some serious fail; BB Mobile has been going big with these early pre-orders I would think they would have it down pat by now.

  • http://Website Jonathan Foley

    Honestly, I don’t see why anyone would buy through Sprint. Unless you have some special desire for slow and idiotic service coupled with a mail-in rebate, make your way to BB post-haste to put your money where your heart is on the EVO 4G.

  • http://Website Steve B

    Apparently the Best Buy where I’m from doesn’t carry Sprint products??

  • http://Website rmdashrf

    Just preordered mine from BB. I was the first one too, oddly enough, and it was late in the lunch hour.

    They dont do much of anything, add you to the list and charged me $50 which will come off the final price. And that was put on a Gift card I have to bring back.

    Despite my dislike for purchasing goods from BB, I will like only having to put down ~$200 total and not have wait for the $100 rebate if going thru a Sprint store.

  • http://Website Kenji O.

    I’m curious what the advantage of buying at Best Buy is? Are you unable to preorder it at Sprint?

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Best Buy takes care of the rebates for you instantly. Sprint makes you mail in a form to get a debit card in the mail.

  • http://Website James

    Unfortunately in a lot of California stores, Best Buy will charge you tax based on the full, unsubsidized retail amount. i.e. on $99 Samsung Moment’s it was common to be charged almost $60 in sales tax (on the unsubsidized $600 list price), even though the purchase was contract-subsidized.

  • http://Website Justin

    “I suspect you don’t need it” ??

    Did I miss something? That sentence seemed out of place.

    • Sean Riley

      My point is that if you are reading a post regarding pre-ordering the Evo you probably already know the price and release date.

  • http://Website Se7en2

    I pre-ordered two at BB on my lunch break. However, I did not receive any $20 gift cards with my $50/$100 deposit. Is this gift card given when the phone is actually picked up? Anyone else receive a gift card?

    • http://Website Se7en2

      Nevermind, I just re-read the Update post and it’s the Shack that’s offering the $20 gift card. My bad.

  • http://Website Nevermind

    Will see if this HTC toy is substantially better then HTC HD2 of T-mob which i returned back after a month using in California. Camera was too cheap [email protected] with pinky tint like seems all HD2s have. Video was too compressed even it is not a HD. No HDMI video out, lagging divex.
    Major point was that T-mo is still 3G though they are improving speeds fast.

    They all need brighter super AMOLED, i’ve tried to make pictures in the mountains on the snow – absolutely impossible, you almost can not see anything.

    For next gen phones great would be also to have faster graphics like Galaxy S promises. After that the larger resolutions to 1280×720 or larger would not hurt too since you clearly see pixelation and not well resolved small text on the websites. SAMOLED pixels layouts may also do things worse. I.m sure that ideal for smartphones would be even larger resolutions like true HD 1920×1080 one. If you think it is overkill, think again. Important is not the real screen size but angular dimensions, hence 4.3″ screen at still reasonable 20cm viewing distance is larger then your 80″ TV from 4 meters and you clearly see the pixelation there too :-)