Sprint today announced pricing and release date for the HTC EVO. HTC EVO 4G will be available in all Sprint retail channels, including Sprint.com and national retail partners, RadioShack, Best Buy and Wal-Mart. Sprint will price the device at $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate (taxes excluded) with a new line activation or eligible upgrade. The device will be available on June 4th. Here is the fact sheet for the HTC EVO from Sprint:
The world's first 3G/4G Android handset, exclusively from Sprint, HTC EVO 4G, offers a rich mobile Internet experience with a fully integrated suite of services built on the AndroidTM 2.1 platform. HTC EVO 4G includes a blazing-fast 1GHz Qualcomm? Snapdragon? processor, the award-winning HTC SenseTM user experience, an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. HTC EVO supports industry leading features including Simultaneous Voice and Data while in 4G coverage and new Mobile Video Chat, the two-way voice and video service from Qik. The large vibrant 4.3 inch display, built-in kickstand, 3.5 mm headset jack and HDMI output make HTC EVO 4G an unparalleled platform for wireless entertainment. Download music, pictures, files, or videos in seconds ? not minutes ? and watch streaming video on the go on a network with download speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G speeds.1 With built-in mobile hotspot functionality, HTC EVO 4G also allows up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptop, camera, music player, video player and any other Wi-Fi-enabled device, to enjoy the benefits of 3G/4G speeds on the go.
* 3G/4G capability * Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650 (1GHz) processor * 4.3? capacitive display with pinch-to-zoom and tactile feedback * World-class HTML browser ? bandwidth and quality that rival that of netbooks * Android 2.1, with access to more than 35,000 apps on Android Market * Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while talking * GoogleTM mobile services including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube , and syncs with Google Calendar * Access to Google Goggles to search with pictures instead of words * Sprint Navigation, with turn-by-turn driving directions and 3D maps * Updated HTC Sense, award-winning user experience, which includes Friend Stream to integrate Facebook, Twitter and more into a single flow of updates * Visual voicemail * Messaging ? personal and business email, IM and text messaging * 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability ? connects up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices * 4G data speeds (WiMAX) ? peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps. * 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) ? peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps.
* Video chat service available as an upgrade to the pre-loaded Qik app to enable conversational, interactive, real-time sharing between mobile devices or from mobile-to-desktop * 8MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash and 1.3MP front-facing camera * High-quality video streaming and downloads at 3G and 4G data speeds * Capture and share HD-quality video (720p) from your phone * Output pictures, slides and videos in HD quality (720p) via HDMI cable (sold separately) * Live video sharing with Qik * Built-in kickstand for hands-free viewing * Media player with 3.5mm stereo headset jack * FM radio and Amazon MP3 store * Sprint applications including Sprint TV? and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile(SM) * Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP Stereo and EDR * Built-in WiFi: 802.11 b/g * Digital compass, G-Sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS * Expandable memory: 8GB microSD card included; supports up to 32GB
* Dimensions: 4.8" x 2.6" x .5" (LxWxT) * Weight: 6 ounces * Main display: 4.3? WVGA (800x480) 65K colors * Battery life: 6 hours of talk time. Time may vary depending on 3G/4G coverage and usage. * Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery * Memory: 1GB ROM, 512MB RAM
Sprint also released a EVO 4G speed comparison video: