Engadget says EVO 6/6 or 6/13 and 4g and extra $10-20

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I had the first 3g phone sprint had years ago and there was a $10 upcharge on the plan just to have the phone, so I don't think its without precedent. That said, I hope they don't charge extra for it unless you use the hotspot feature, which i don't see myself using a lot (who knows though once its an option how much i'll actually use it).
 

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sounds like a good date for the release of the phone. The money seems about right too but judging from the article, seems like 4g is optional...
 

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like the pre did? fail.

earlier would be better

The pre had no advertising before its release. At least Sprint customers or potential Sprint customers who have gone on their site have seen it. I expect TV commercial adds with it on the screen (maybe not a direct reference to it) to pop up.

But yes, I agree in this case, Earlier is better and not really announcing a release date until you're close to it is a smart move on their part.
 

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When I was at the Sprint store the other day there was a 3g/4g pricing brochure and the price was the same for both. The 3g had a cap on downloading capacity but the 4g did not. The salesman stated that it was because 3g was 'crowded' from all the use and they are trying to get people to switch over to 4g. Even though it is not available everywhere.. FWIW..
 

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Upcharge for 4G? Not cool. Now if it turns out to be an extra $10-$20 for the hotspot, that doesn't seem unreasonable...though its free on the Pre+ at VZW. Now the June 13 launch date would be perfect...not too far away...but long enough that the webOS early adopters can make the switch.
 

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Upcharge for 4G? Not cool. Now if it turns out to be an extra $10-$20 for the hotspot, that doesn't seem unreasonable...though its free on the Pre+ at VZW. Now the June 13 launch date would be perfect...not too far away...but long enough that the webOS early adopters can make the switch.

I really do think the WebOS early adopters is a huge thing for Sprint because that was a big boost in their sales during that time a year ago. With this new phone, new platform, new speeds, it should attract the same customers to return plus grab some new ones
 

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Not that I like rumors but I was talking to a BestBuy Mobile employee in Colorado Springs last night about the Evo. He, like me, has the Plam Pre and is going to get the Evo when it comes out. He said he has already been to one training class for the Evo and is going for a final class on the 14th (I assume he meant April 14th). He seemed totally excited about the Evo and said that he thought the price would be $299 for 2 year price - no MIR... :-O I don't care though since I still plan on getting one. He also reiterated that it would be out in June and that since I am a 1st day Pre buyer, I would be eligible for my upgrade when the Evo is released (I actually set up my Sprint account on June 1 so my Pre purchase would be easy)! He said the screen was beautiful and that they would have a working model. There was no reason to not believe him and it made me more excited about the phone.

I can't wait, and hopefully I won't have to wait too long into June. :) Cheers to the rumor-mill.
 

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http://www.engadget.com/photos/htc-evo-4g-to-get-boatload-of-accessories-in-sprint-stores/#2883248
 
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I kno i seen it. it just seem like some 1 made it up, i mean on one page its was talking about the palm pre instead of the evo. Just feels a little fishy to be, but if it is real then that would be great
 

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Same here, coming from a Palm Pre and looking forward to the EVO!

And with all the financial woes at Palm who knows what will happen with WebOS in six months to a year. Soon, that won't be my worry!
 

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I'm against having to pay an additional $10-20 if my area isn't 4G at launch. Hopefully they make exceptions...
 

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