Looking for a modern EVO Android smartphone on Sprint, and don't want an older model or a pricier 3D phone? The HTC EVO Design 4G might be just the ticket: for $99 with contract you get a high quality HTC phone with a qHD display and WiMAX 4G, not to mention Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread. The phone has a 4" LCD display, but it's not much larger than the iPhone 4S. Beyond Sprint CDMA coverage with 3G EV-DO Rev. A, this is also a GSM phone with world roaming capabilities.
The Design 4G has very good voice quality and solid reception too. It actually managed to occasionally pull in a WiMAX 4G signal indoors, which isn't a common occurrence in our offices. Outdoor reception was quite good, and the phone averaged 3 megs down and 1 meg up in a mediocre coverage area. 3G did well by Sprint standards, and the phone averaged 770k down and 550k up.
The EVO Design 4G runs HTC Sense 3.0 software and it has the usual collection of HTC apps like Peep and Friendstream as well as Sprint's music, radio and TV services.