Sprint (NYSE: S), the only national wireless carrier offering truly
unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1,
and HTC, a global designer of smartphones, announce the Friday, May 18,
availability of the next evolution of the award-winning HTC EVO family,
HTC EVO 4G LTE.
It will cost $199.99 with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and
two-year service agreement (excludes taxes). Pre-order began May 7 at www.sprint.com/evo4glte.
"HTC EVO 4G LTE sets the benchmark for Android devices this year with
its incredible 4.7-inch screen, advanced camera features and future HD
voice capabilities when combined with the speed of Sprint's upcoming 4G
LTE network," said Fared Adib, vice president-Product Development,
Sprint. "Its cutting-edge technology pairs perfectly with Sprint's
unlimited data plans to let our customers enjoy their wireless
experience without worrying about overage charges or throttling."
HTC EVO 4G LTE is built on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, integrated
with HTC Sense 4. It focuses on exceptional improvements in camera
technology, audio and voice quality on both the network and device.
HTC ImageSense brings improvements to every part of the amazing camera
experience featuring a superfast autofocus to enable continuous
shooting, the ability to capture still images while taking video, and
increasing the quality of photos taken in adverse conditions such as low
light, no light or with bright backlighting.
HTC EVO 4G LTE is Sprint's first device with HTC's Authentic Sound
experience integrating Beats Audio. The technology enables customers to
hear music the way the artist intended with unique audio tuning that
delivers thundering bass, soaring midrange and crisp highs. Beats Audio
is enabled across the entire phone experience, including playing music
stored on the device, streaming from a favorite service, watching a
movie or YouTube video, or playing the latest hot game.
HTC EVO 4G LTE boasts brilliant features, including a vibrant 4.7-inch
HD display, future HD voice capabilities2, 2000mAh embedded
battery and 8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel front-facing
cameras. It is powered by the Snapdragon S4 processor by Qualcomm,
delivering best-in-class performance and a power efficient platform for
exceptionally long battery life. HTC EVO 4G LTE brings back the
fan-favorite kickstand built into the smartphone's refined, slim design.
"With the HTC EVO 4G LTE, we're launching a true successor the original
EVO, bringing a focus on innovation, design and industry-leading
consumer experiences," said Martin Fichter, vice president, product
management, HTC America. "The millions of current and new EVO fans will
appreciate our amazing camera that's superfast, easy-to-use and takes
video and photos at the same time as well as our enhanced audio
experience that you need to hear to believe."
Respected device critics are buzzing with excitement for HTC EVO 4G LTE.
Here are a few of the praises that poured in when it was announced
earlier this month:
"The HTC EVO 4G LTE is a good looking phone and will make fans of
Sprint's EVO line very, very happy. It packs every spec anyone could
possibly ask for: dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 8-megapixel
camera, 4.7-inch HD display, and the latest Android 4.0 operating
system, enhanced by Sense 4.0. Oh, let's not forget the kickstand!" -
Eric Zeman, Phonescoop
"The original superphone has been reborn." - Mark Spoonauer, Laptop
"As for first impressions, I was shocked when I finally got to hold an
EVO 4G LTE. In the presentation videos the phone looked thick and
bulky. In person, it's anything but. It is thin, deceptively
lightweight and absolutely beautiful." - Gary Krakow, TheStreet.com
"Yesterday Sprint and HTC made a joint announcement, unveiling the
brand new EVO 4G LTE. It's an impressive device. Thin, light, fast,
powerful, the whole package." - Steve Kovach, Business
HTC EVO 4G LTE customers can enjoy an unlimited data experience with
Sprint Everything Data plans. Sprint's Everything Data plan with Any
Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling
to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting
at just $79.99 per month for smartphones - a savings of $40 per month
versus Verizon's comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and 2GB Web,
or $10 per month savings versus Verizon's 450-minute plan with unlimited
text and 2GB Web (excludes taxes and surcharges).
HTC EVO 4G LTE is one of the first devices available with Sprint
Professional Grade, a new designation for select smartphones that
deliver enhanced security, device management and Exchange Active Sync
capabilities to business users. Click here
to learn more about Sprint Professional Grade designation.
As part of the HTC EVO 4G LTE launch, Sprint will be giving customers a
chance to share their LOVE on Facebook. To learn how you could enter for
the chance to win UNLIMITED LOVE, make sure to visit Sprint's Facebook
page on May 18 for details.
Sprint recently announced Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas
City and San Antonio are expected to have 4G LTE and enhanced 3G service
in mid-year. The anticipated launch of these large metropolitan areas
demonstrates the continued commitment by Sprint to invest in its network
through Network Vision. Sprint customers in these areas will soon enjoy
ultra-fast data speeds and improved 3G voice quality. For the most
up-to-date details on Sprint's 4G LTE rollout, please visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 56
million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2012 and is widely
recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative
technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national
carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data
services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost
Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international
push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek
ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the
nation's greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications
company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many
award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at
the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design
and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for
consumers around the globe. HTC's portfolio includes smartphones and
tablets powered by HTC Sense, a multilayered graphical user interface
that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock
Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
Visit the Image Gallery in the Sprint Newsroom, www.sprint.com/newswroom,
for more information and images.
Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Inc., registered in
the United States and other countries. Other products and brand names
may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
1Everything Data Plan with no data overages or throttling.
2HD Voice Capability: Requires a call between two HD
Voice capable handsets on an HD Voice capable Sprint network. Sprint
plans on deploying HD Voice networks in the future as part of its
Network Vision upgrades.
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Natalie Papaj, 703-592-8412