HTC EVO 4G gets FCC approval

 

Engadget reports that the FCC has given approval for the release of the HTC EVO 4G. While details are slim and mostly confidential, there is no doubt that the filing of HTC model PC36100, which the FCC sheet shows Sprint's WiMAX and CDMA EV-DO running on the same device, is indeed the approval for the HTC EVO 4G.

The HTC EVO 4G, the first phone to operate on Sprint's WiMAX 4G network, is going to be Sprint's summer blockbuster phone. The company's recent reversal of their decision to offer Google's Nexus One is based on their confidence that this phone would outperform the Nexus One in both specs and sales. 

Sprint has been advertising a Summer 2010 release date, but many believe that Sprint is looking to get the EVO 4G out the door before the iPhone 4G is also announced in June. In that case, an early June release would be likely, according to Cnet. It is also rumored, according to BGR, that the Shack will be offering pre-orders of the EVO 4G as early as late May, according to internal websites.

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INDIAN7 said,
3G hasnt been completely launched here in india, and the world is gonna enjoy 4G....
Sad...

Sure...once an actual 4G network exists. To date, I haven't heard of any. Has anyone else?

I keep hearing about those news in the states of always a new generation of phones available and decent plan prices. Heck... we're still waiting for the iPad over here. actually I don't care about the product. it's just that we're always trailing behind. I'm jealous. there I said it...!

Mouettus said,
I keep hearing about those news in the states of always a new generation of phones available and decent plan prices. Heck... we're still waiting for the iPad over here. actually I don't care about the product. it's just that we're always trailing behind. I'm jealous. there I said it...!

When I lived in Germany, I remember certain products would take longer because they had to be approved for "Quality" which really meant they didn't want US companies competing with the German companies. I remember when WalMart was kicked out of Mannheim because they offered their products at American prices. The local government got ****ed off because you could buy a pair of Levis for 10 Euro and their German counter parts cost 35 Euro.

Mouettus said,
I keep hearing about those news in the states of always a new generation of phones available and decent plan prices. Heck... we're still waiting for the iPad over here. actually I don't care about the product. it's just that we're always trailing behind. I'm jealous. there I said it...!

Where do you live =/ US rarely gets the latest generation of phones first, and as for decent plan prices I don't think so. Hong Kong's most expensive service provider gives me an unlimited data, text and 2500min plan for $74 a month. Here in America I'm paying $90 for unlimited data, text and only 500mins.

Not to mention America is behind the world in 3g technology; while HSDPA is standard in other developed countries of the world, American companies are just starting to roll it out.

Mouettus said,
I keep hearing about those news in the states of always a new generation of phones available and decent plan prices. Heck... we're still waiting for the iPad over here. actually I don't care about the product. it's just that we're always trailing behind. I'm jealous. there I said it...!

The iPad and this have nothing to do with each other.

I don't know how i feel about the kickstand on the back of the phone. It seems like a good idea, but I don't think I'd ever use it.

When it's folded down into the case, there is a groove where your finger can fit under it to pull it up. I'd be afraid of something (like your clothes) getting caught on it and damaging the phone. And if it gets looser the more you use it, will it start unfolding itself when you tilt the phone?

I obviously haven't had a chance to handle the phone myself, but the quality of the kickstand may deter me from getting it.

spacer said,
I don't know how i feel about the kickstand on the back of the phone. It seems like a good idea, but I don't think I'd ever use it.

When it's folded down into the case, there is a groove where your finger can fit under it to pull it up. I'd be afraid of something (like your clothes) getting caught on it and damaging the phone. And if it gets looser the more you use it, will it start unfolding itself when you tilt the phone?

I obviously haven't had a chance to handle the phone myself, but the quality of the kickstand may deter me from getting it.


Makes sense to have it though with the front facing cam. I would be worried about the same thing though. I remember how the hinges on the razor would loosen up over time. If you didn't tighten them it would just kind of flop around.

fixxxer2010 said,
ill be passing on this one, im hoping for a 2nd gen htc hero for sprint.


yea we get it your still upset sprint axed the N1 move on lol

3dfxman said,
The more and more I see htc phones the more I wish I had of gotten one instead of an iPhone lol.

Having previously owning an iPhone, I can say the switch to Android for me was the best thing I did, I have the older/slower HTC Hero, but it still has so much more going for it compared to the iPhone unless you're happy with basic stuff.

Exosphere said,

Having previously owning an iPhone, I can say the switch to Android for me was the best thing I did, I have the older/slower HTC Hero, but it still has so much more going for it compared to the iPhone unless you're happy with basic stuff.

What kind of stuff do Android phones have going for them compared to the iPhone? I'm trying to choose between an Android phone and the iPhone. It's a tough choice.

As each day goes by...I'm more and more convincing myself to dump the iPhone and AT&T and head back to Sprint...not just for the EVO, but for the better pricing of plans, and compared to AT&T, is a better call network and data speeds especially with 4G.

Wow, you weren't kidding. Sprint's plans are way cheaper for unlimited data and messaging. I will actually consider getting this phone.

spacer said,
Wow, you weren't kidding. Sprint's plans are way cheaper for unlimited data and messaging. I will actually consider getting this phone.

And (despite the advertising), Sprint has a faster Network than AT&T, more Coverage than Verizon (IRL tests that I've done over 4,000+ miles of roads), and has the most reliable network in the country.

Oh yeah, and they have the best customer service in the industry now =)

vaximily said,

And (despite the advertising), Sprint has a faster Network than AT&T, more Coverage than Verizon (IRL tests that I've done over 4,000+ miles of roads), and has the most reliable network in the country.

Oh yeah, and they have the best customer service in the industry now =)

Well you are not a very informed consumer are you? AT&T happens to be the best service in the southwest with the most coverage. Leave town and Sprint and Verizon don't have a single bar while AT&T still has 3g internet. It all has to do with where you are. Saying one is the best there is is nothing but ignorance. Go up north and AT&T has limited coverage the way Spring and Verizon have where I live. No one company is the best.

SputnikGamer said,
Well you are not a very informed consumer are you? AT&T happens to be the best service in the southwest with the most coverage. Leave town and Sprint and Verizon don't have a single bar while AT&T still has 3g internet. It all has to do with where you are. Saying one is the best there is is nothing but ignorance. Go up north and AT&T has limited coverage the way Spring and Verizon have where I live. No one company is the best.

1. You having a different opinion doesn't make me an uninformed consumer.
2. I just drove across about a thousand miles of the Southwest and I had a voice signal on Sprint 100% of the way, and data about 80% of the way. The Verizon air card on the other hand only had a data signal about 30% of the time, so I would agree with your statement in regards to Verizon.
3. The reason that Sprint has so much better coverage than Verizon in remote areas is because those are areas that were traditionally only covered by Nextel, so when Sprint and Nextel merged, they retrofitted all of the towers to also service Sprint customers.

fixxxer2010 said,
all this phone is, is the HD2 with android. much too bulky of a phone IMO.

with more memory and a bigger camera is memory serves me correct

fixxxer2010 said,
all this phone is, is the HD2 with android. much too bulky of a phone IMO.


yea do your research you'll see its much more than that . i see your still ****ed about sprint axing the N1 lol

XeonBuilder said,

It an upgraded version of the HD2. Has 2 cameras, HDMI, more ram and upgraded OS. Its what the HD2 wishes it was.

BTW, Ive seen it IRL and its not bulky at all. Its light and pretty slim. i cant wait for mine

It doesn't have more RAM. HD2: 576mb Evo4g: 512mb

spacer said,
So you have no job, friends, or family?

I'm with Sonic proud to say. Yeah I have a phone, but have no 'need' for it, other than a paper weight. It just depends on what your situation is; not every job requires a phone and if friends/family want to talk to me they know where to find me.