Sprint setting up for opening 4G LTE services with HTC Evo
We have heard a lot of talk this year about Sprint preparing to open their 4G LTE wireless services in selected markets in the middle of the year. Following closely on the heels of the Sprint Galaxy Nexus, they have announced the HTC Evo 4G LTE phone to add to their line up. And it is available today. Prices for a new 2 year plan are $199.99. This is a great addition to the line up for Sprint. Now all we need is the 4G LTE wireless network to use these phones on, which for the time being will run on their 3G wireless network.
Sprint has the phone online where you can view it or head over to your local Sprint store to pick one up. Here are the primary specs for this one and they look very good and even compare closely with the much talked about Galaxy S3.
* 4.7″ Super IPS LCD2 display at 720×1280 (~312ppi)
* 16GB on-board storage, expandable via microSD
* 1GB RAM
* 8MP camera (with LED flash), 1.3MP front-shooter
* Android 4.0.3 ICS
* Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor
* Built in NFC
* Ample 2000mAh battery
Exactly when Sprint is going to open up their new 4G LTE wireless network is the subject of rumors and speculation. We do know that the first cities will be Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Baltimore and Kansas City. And that list could expand between now and the time they launch their 4G LTE services. We can hope to see that happening some time towards the end of the month.
Note: You need to be aware that 4G LTE devices will not work on Sprints 4G WiMax network as they are not compatible with each other. You will not be able to use any Sprint 4G LTE phone on the 4G Wimax network, but rather in 3G mode. This will remain until you are operating in an area where Sprint has rolled out their 4G LTE wireless network.