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HTC EVO 4G News Wrap-Up

Douglas Carter
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Lots of news has been running around about the HTC EVO 4G recently. I wrote a story about a month ago about the HTC EVO 4G possibly coming out in June. Now it seems that Engadget is again giving us a heads up, reporting that an internal document from Radioshack mentions the ability to pre-order the phone "later this month."

If that document is real, then a release in June is highly probable. In regards to Android 2.2 on the HTC EVO 4G, AndroidandMe points out that:

some are beginning to speculate it could be one of the first devices to launch with Android 2.2. Hopefully more will be revealed at this month’s Google I/O developer conference, where we expect to get the first look at FroYo (Android 2.2)."

In related 4G news, Engadget also wrote a story in regards to Clearwire carrying 4G phones this year, saying "that WiMAX-capable phones bearing the Clear name from both Samsung and HTC are "expected" to be available before 2010's out." However, if you are expecting the EVO 4G to be among the two, think again, as they also mention that in terms of the phones, the Samsung phone will be:

"an Android-based 3G/4G/WiFi device optimized for heavy video and video communications use," while the HTC's language leaves out the platform -- it's just called "a 3G/4G/WiFi enabled phone," leading us to believe that this puppy could very well be running Windows Phone 7. If that's the case, we can understand why HTC wouldn't want Clearwire spilling the beans since they've yet to officially announce any plans for jumping into the WinPho 7 game. In fact, Clearwire went so far as to say on the call that the HTC device would not be the EVO 4G

And to top it all off, Clearwire announced yesterday that along with new 4G phones, the 4G network itself will be expanded to:

19 additional cities this summer, including previously announced markets Kansas City, KS; St. Louis, MO; Salt Lake City, UT, and the core area of Washington, D.C. and newly announced markets Nashville, TN; Daytona, Orlando and Tampa, FL; Rochester and Syracuse, NY; Merced, Modesto, Stockton, and Visalia, CA; Wilmington, DE; Grand Rapids, MI; Eugene, OR; and Yakima and Tri-Cities, WA

Other Sources: AndroidandMe, AndroidCentral, Clearwire, Engadget

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