The wait is finally over. Today Sprint announced an official price point and release date for the HTC Evo 4G. Releasing June 4, 2010, users will be able to pick up the EVO for $199.99 (after a $100 mail-in-rebate, new contract, and premium data buy-up). The full off contract pricing is $450.
The EVO 4G has been one of the hottest phones making the rounds online but for those not in the loop, it’s sporting a 4.3 inch screen, dual cameras (including an 8mp main cam), mobile hotspot (for up to 8 users), and even HDTV out for pumping high quality video right to your TV set. For the full details, check out the official EVO page at http://sprint.com/evo.
Highlights of the Sprint EVO 4G include:
- Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while the conversation continues.
- Offering a new way to search with pictures instead of words, Google Goggles(TM) works with everything from books, DVDs and barcodes to landmarks, logos, artwork and wine labels.
- Superfast 1GHz Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) processor, ensuring a smooth and quick movement within phone menus.
- Two cameras – an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera.
- Built-in mobile hotspot functionality allowing up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G or 4G experience on the go with a laptop, camera, music player, game unit, video player, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device.
- Integrated HD video capture with the ability to capture and share live video via the Qik Web site, Facebook, YouTube or Twitter(TM).
- Ability to easily watch video with the device on an HDTV via an HDMI cable (sold separately).
- Custom Web browser optimized for the 4.3 inch display and Sprint 4G speeds to deliver a full, no-compromise Internet experience.
- A handy kickstand built into the back, making it easy to watch videos on-the-go.
- Adobe Flash technology ensures that rich Internet content, such as embedded video and animation, are displayed the way they are meant to be seen.
- Pinch-to-zoom and automatic text reflowing provide easy Web page views.