The HTC EVO 4G LTE Gets A June 2nd Launch Date, Are you Ready?
When HTC took to the streets and announced the likes of their new One series devices, eyes popped open and mouths began drooling. The One series devices from HTC are amazingly thin, super powerful and easily summed up in one word, beautiful. Shortly after the One X, One S and One V were put on display for the whole world to see a slight variation that was initially known as the HTC Evo One showed up in the rumor mill. A few days later, the HTC EVO 4G LTE was confirmed as Sprints latest and greatest. Recently however the destiny of the EVO 4G LTE hit a slight snag thanks to the patent law and the likes of Apple.
A while back HTC and Apple went head to head in a super boring court battle that turned out in favor of the Cupertino giant. This settlement came and went without anyone really thinking its outcome would affect end users. A simple fix by HTC and the ball begins to roll again…right? Well sort of. The HTC One X and the HTC Evo 4G LTE were recently halted in American ports in order to ensure they met the requirements set out by the aforementioned court proceedings. This ultimately delayed the official launch of the EVO and made a few eager customers sleepless in anticipation. However, the ban has been lifted and according to Sprint availability will be present in “The next few days”. A June 2nd date has been confirmed and it looks like the handset will be readily available over the weekend. Other retail outlets like Best Buy are also pretty much confirmed for a June 2nd launch. So now the next generation EVO has a solid launch date what should you expect? Awesome, that’s what. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is indeed a solid smart phone that is surely in the “super” class of high end handsets. It’s built around a 4.7 inch S-LCD 2 touch screen that provides a 720×1280 pixel resolution at 312 pixels per inch. Internally the EVO 4G LTE runs with a more than capable dual core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Krait processor that gets a bit of help from 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The EVO 4G LTE also accepts expandable micro SD and micro SDHC memory up to 32GB, unlike its One cousins. A slight downside is the battery is non removable, which shouldn’t prove to be an issue as it is rated at 2000 mAh. Running the likes of Android version 4.0 with the legendary HTC Sense 4.0 skin over the top this handset is near perfect. It also sports Bluetooth version 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, a, and mobile hotspot functionality. Around back amongst its high debated design you’ll find a perfect 8 mega pixel camera that sports all kinds of camera goodies that can also record video in full 1080p HD at 29 frames per second. Add in a front facing 1.3 mega pixel shooter and your good. Add in an improved kickstand, a bit of NFC connectivity and Sprints nonexistent LTE network and that just about sums it up.
So launch time is tomorrow, anyone interested? I know I am. But should I wait for the GSIII or go for the EVO? Let me know what you think in the comments below, because I’m officially torn. Oh yea and remember we have the largest selection of HTC EVO 4G LTE accessories anywhere.launch date, 4.0, Sprint, mobile hotspot, HTC EVO 4G