HTC EVO 4G Landing June 4 for $199

We finally have official news about the HTC EVO 4G and the launch date. The 4G smartphone will be made available on June 4 with a price tag of $199 on contract. The phone will cost an extra $10/month though on top of a service plan to connect up to the higher speed network – Update: This $10/month is for those wanting to get rid of download limits. Also, for wireless sharing mentioned below, that’s an extra $30/month which Sprint point out is cheaper than buying a mobile broadband connection.

The HTC EVO 4G is the first 4G smartphone being launched in America. The 4G network being used is provided through Sprint who run the network across a number of States in the US with more coverage being added through out the coming years.

The HTC EVO 4G has two cameras built in with one facing forwards for video calls and the other facing backwards to capture photos while out and about. The rear facing camera can capture images at 8 megapixels while the front camera is 1.3 megapixels. It runs Android 2.1 and has full access to over 35,000 apps found in the Android Market.

The HTC EVO 4G runs a 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm making things like menu transitions and page loads quite snappy.

Due to the fast 4G connection you are able to browse the web quickly while using voice as the network supports both voice and data simultaneously.

The EVO 4G has a built-in mobile hotspot function allowing 8 users to connect up over Wi-Fi and share the fast 4G connection. If 4G isn’t available it automatically switches to a 3G network.

A HDMI output is also included that allows the smartphone to be connected up to a HDTV with a cable (sold separately).

Overall an impressive device that will be launching in the next few weeks at quite a good price! Keep your eye on Sprint over the next few weeks to watch for the pre-orders to start. After reading a few reviews, the HTC EVO 4G is set to be a top phone.

Via: Engadget

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