It seems only yesterday we were running to our local Sprint stores to get America’s first 4G phone. In many ways, the HTC EVO 4G belonged to a new breed of Android phones that appealed to the average consumer–not just us geeks. It was blazing fast. It was relatively easy to use. It had a big screen. It even had a kickstand for god’s sake. It was only after the release of phones like the EVO 4G and the Droid that people would actually come up to me and ask about those Android phones or “Droids.”
But all good things must come to an end. And more than a year after its release, it’s time to say goodbye to the HTC EVO 4G. According to a leak from Sprintfeed, Sprint will soon retire the EVO 4G, the Samsung Epic 4G, the Samsung Transform and the Motorola i1. The first one to get the axe will be the i1, which will be put to bed in the next few days. After that, the white version of the EVO 4G will be let go in September. Followed by the regular EVO 4G, Samsung Transform and Epic 4G in October.
All these phones have been or are about to be replaced by much better Android phones, so there’s nothing to be sad about. After all, there’s a little bit of EVO 4G inside every HTC Sensation or HTC EVO 3D. And, hopefully, inside the Nexus 3 as well. Fingers crossed.