Official: HTC EVO 3D, EVO View 4G Launching June 24th (& 21st) for $199.99, $400 Respectively

When we uncovered a June 24th launch date for the HTC EVO 3D, we thought “there’s no way this can’t be real!” It did look real enough, but as you may know, things are easily faked. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for Sprint to confirm our suspicions as they have just announced the HTC EVO 3D’s pricing and availability. The 3D-enabled, dual-core device can be had June 24th for $200 after signing a new two year contract.

Its bigger brother, the HTC EVO View 4G, can also be had that very same day, but you’ll have to plop down $400 for that one. (And that’s an off contract price, folks.) For you premier customers (read: everyone with a smartphone and an Everything Data plan who have been with the carrier for three months or more) the device can be purchased online and shipped as early as June 21st. That means it’s launching in just over two weeks’ time for many of you.

Don’t forget that you can offer up $50 to stake your claim to one of these ahead of time either at Sprint or their retail partners (Best Buy and RadioShack, naturally). Once you get all of that pre-launch business taken care of, go and express your joy and delight for today’s good news at the EVO 3D section of AndroidForums.com. (And here’s the HTC Tablets section if you’re here for the View 4G instead.) Full press details are straight ahead.

Two Newest Members of the Award-Winning HTC EVO Family, HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G, Make Debut Exclusively from Sprint on June 24

HTC EVO 3D, with America’s first 4.3-inch, qHD 3D display and a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor, available for $199.99; HTC EVO View 4G brings the powerful HTC EVO experience to a 4G tablet for $399.99

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 06, 2011 – Two of the “must-have” gadgets of 2011 are getting ready to make their debut. Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the June 24 availability of HTC EVO™ 3D and HTC EVO View 4G™ on America’s Favorite 4G Network1. America’s first ‘glasses-free’ 3D 4G device will be available for $199.99, and HTC EVO View 4G, the first 4G tablet in market, will be available for $399.99. Both prices exclude applicable taxes, and the devices require a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade.

Customers can pre-order HTC EVO 3D or HTC EVO View 4G at any participating Sprint Store with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card (per device). On June 24, Sprint Stores nationwide will open doors at 8 a.m. local time for customers to get a jump-start on purchasing these hot new devices.

Additionally, Sprint Premier customers will have the opportunity to purchase HTC EVO 3D online three days before the national launch, while supplies last. Qualifying customers will receive an email on June 21, or they can log on to their account at www.sprint.com on June 21, click “show me my rewards” and then “Sprint Premier Community” for more information.

“Sprint takes device innovation to a whole new level with the two newest members of the EVO family, HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “HTC EVO 3D provides our customers the ability to capture and view content in 3D and share at 4G speeds; HTC EVO View 4G expands on the capabilities of tablets by introducing the digital pen, and allows our consumers to do more than they ever imagined was possible.”

Glasses-Free 3D plus Sprint 4G

HTC EVO 3D takes the mobile multimedia experience to a new level, providing the ability to capture and view in 3D and share at 4G speeds, offering consumers the ultimate glasses-free 3D experience. Built with the Android 2.3 operating system (Gingerbread), HTC EVO 3D features America’s first 4.3-inch, qHD 3D display and a powerful 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® dual-core processor. HTC EVO 3D also features dual 5-megapixel cameras, which can be used to capture high-quality conventional and stunning 3D images and videos, opening up new frontiers for user-generated content, social networking and streaming video.

Respected device critics agree Sprint has done it again with HTC EVO 3D. Here are a few of the accolades that poured in when it was announced in March:

LAPTOP Magazine honored HTC EVO 3D with its Best Smart Phone Award and the coveted Best in Show honor at CTIA this spring.
PC World added, “The design is gorgeous, and the combination of dual-core Snapdragon processors with 4G can’t be beat. Suffice to say, I can’t wait to get my hands on this phone this summer.”
Phonearena.com named HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G as “Best of CTIA 2011.”
Boy Genius Report said, “The HTC EVO 3D and the HTC EVO View 4G tablet were among our favorite new gadgets shown off at CTIA.”

HTC EVO 3D requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. 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 $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge – a savings of $39.99 per month vs. Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and web.2 The Mobile Hot Spot option is available for an additional $29.99 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges) supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.

An Unparalleled Tablet Experience

HTC EVO View 4G brings the best of the EVO experience to a tablet design with a 7-inch touchscreen, 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and latest version of HTC Sense. It will launch with an Android 2.3 operating system (Gingerbread) and will be updated to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) when it is available for a 7-inch tablet. As the perfect combination e-reader, media player and portable computing device, HTC EVO View 4G offers a premium entertainment experience with HD-like quality video and a rich web-browsing experience with the ability to browse the web on Flash-enabled sites.

Rate plans for the HTC EVO View start as low as $34.993 per month for 3GB of 3G data and unlimited 4G data usage while on the Sprint network. Unlimited text, picture and video messaging are included at no charge. Additional plans, including 3G-only plans, are available to meet customers’ needs.

Additionally, for a limited time, any customer who purchases HTC EVO View 4G will receive the HTC Scribe™ digital pen (otherwise sold separately) at no charge with a two-year service agreement – providing an additional savings of $79.99 on their purchase.

Optional add-on services include GPS Navigation for $2.99 per day or $10 per month and the Mobile Hot Spot option for $29.99 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges) supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.

As the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology, Sprint made history by launching 4G in Baltimore in September 2008. Sprint also ranks as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all industries, during the last three years4. Sprint currently offers 4G service in 71 markets in 28 states. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.

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  • MarcusDW

    I can’t lie, even though I think of 3D on a phone as a gimmick, I’m anxious to see what it’s like!  This thing had better shatter EVO sales records.

    TMO Sensation is first tho LOL!!  Any ship jumpers for 9 days?

    • NYCHitman1

      I do not believe that the EVO 3D will shatter any records that were set by it’s predecessor. It may end up doing just as well or worse than the OG EVO. Granted, it has some behemoth specs and 3D capability (icing on the cake) – I just don’t see it doing as well as many may expect.

      • MarcusDW

        I’m split between “most EVO lovers are happy with their old EVO” and “the new EVO is a Monster AND has 3D”

        Leaning more towards people wanting the next best thing, if it doesn’t shatter EVO sales then that tells me that 3D is a flop.  Most iconic phones do better the 2nd time around right?  

        • NYCHitman1

          I suppose by that logic, you are correct. I’m with you on wanting the next
          best thing. I have a full upgrade available at my disposal since I didn’t
          waste it on the OG EVO (got mine brand new off eBay). I’m just not going to
          be one of those first buyers who has to go through the growing pains of bugs
          plus, I want to wait and see if the bootloader will be unlocked.

          • Cool

            HTC has responded that all their bootloaders will no longer be locked. Now, even if it is, it’s only being patient for a little while till it’s opened up, no worries.

            Interesting though how the handset manufacturers are still colluding with the networks to install irremovable software to a device you OWN. Try that with a PC??? Never happened, courts were all over that stuff. Now, the Smartphones are no more than a portable hand-held pc that can also communicate, it’s bewildering.

            Anyways… just my $.02

          • NYCHitman1

            I know what HTC said, lol. I still will wait to see if it’s unlocked on
            release day. The same I did with my OG EVO when I got it.

        • TheBarron

          Except that first time around, the EVO was a market-leading android, and stayed that way for over a month.

          The EVO 3D on the other hand, is released in the middle of a dizzying slew of simliar or better spec’d phones. Maybe it’s the first one stateside to be released with 3D? But then again, not that many of us care about the 3D, and somehow it being “3D” blinds a lot of folks to the fact that it is an otherwise great phone as well.

          At any rate, I cannot see it breaking EVO records. And if it does, it’s due to the fact that the EVO put Sprint on the map as a cellular option rather than the 3D being the attracting factor like the first one was.

          • MarcusDW

            So the EVO had a head start which is why it did so good and if the EVO 3D does better it’s because the EVO brought Sprint more customers all around.  

            I can see that, but I’ll still give the 3D it’s props if it does break a record amidst all the other Superphone options available. 

          • TheBarron

            The other problem is the hosing they pulled on the Sprint Premier, ripping 1 year away from customers new to Sprint with the EVO. Now, an that upgrade can be gotten back this once, but that’s only if you’re dilligent…

          • Jason

            What better phone? The only phone that is in the same league is the Samsung Galaxy S II (Sorry, I consider the Sensation to be a watered down version of the EVO 3D).

          • UniteUs

            And the fact that the GS2 is a Samsung device will keep it radiactive in some people’s opinion. I’ve heard all of the details about the upgrades however, Samsung’s EFF U in their press release has folks sticking with htc. I really want the Nexus 3…but I am not willing to wait. 3D it is then. #TeamEVO

        • Danny

          I was gonna get the Evo 3D, but then learned that Sprint changed the upgrade policy for Premier users (I’m a Premier Silver now).  No way I’m paying full price for the new phone.  My Evo works well enough for now, so I’ll just wait until next year’s Evo, I suppose.

          I wonder how many people are in the same boat as me.  This may affect sales of the Evo 3D.

          • gohaus

            Ok don’t quote me on this sir, but I believe that Sprint is making exceptions for current EVO 4G owners that purchased the device a year ago BEFORE the policy change. Call customer service and ask them. I don’t personally know this as I’m a T-Mo customer but I’m pretty sure I’ve read it more than once. So best of luck to you.

  • BenChase7

    Awesome!

    • Anonymous

      Can’t wait! I hope I don’t have to return it after 29 days because they haven’t unlocked the bootloader yet.

      • bossyman15

        or you could just wait until they unlock the bootloader before buying it.

  • MarcusDW

    A handful of days??  Its almost 3 weeks from now.

  • gohaus

    I thought you were banned? WTF? 

    • squiddy20

      He was. They deleted his “yarrellray” Disqus account, so he began posting stuff under the name “yarrellray” but not hooked up to all of Discus’s services. They then blocked that screen name, so he started posting stuff under a similar, but different name. I think they banned that screen name too. So here he is after being banned AT LEAST 3 times. He still posts the same ridiculous crap as always. You’d think he would’ve taken the hints by now…

      • EarlyMon

        Step by step…

        • squiddy20

          I know this could sort of be looked on as discriminatory (maybe?), but would it be possible to just block all screen names with “yarrell” in them instead of waiting for him to pop up again?

          • gohaus

            LOL best idea ever. I don’t think anyone would use the name yarrell anyway.

          • squiddy20

            @222217716ba82d9f34eaa3dae30c4717:disqus “I WILL GO AWAY CAUSE THERE ARE MUCH BETTER PLACES TO GO” …Then leave already. If you truly feel that there are better places to go, why are you sitting around here in this “dumb” place? Why are you so dependent on me? I was simply making a suggestion because you can’t seem to take the hint. I wasn’t saying it HAD to be done or anything like that. But since the profiles you’ve created have been blocked at least 3 times, and you still obviously haven’t learned anything since you’re still posting, then there’s no point to your being here. Just go.

  • toomuchgame441

    I’m going to wait a while on whether or not I want to grab it…. it is honestly a beast, but wanting a larger screen is killing me… I don’t want to go tab, so I’ll just do the waiting game and see if something more along my lines are released.

  • Rob

    Go away man.  We don’t need you to replay everything blogs have already posted.  BTW quit acting like a Dan Hesse wannabe…again go back listening to sports talk during the day clone, looking for a job, and moving out of your mother’s basement.  You were wrong on the release date and there will be a ton of dual core phones coming out this summer.  

  • toisvondee

    you forgot to mention its one major flaw. its on sprint lol

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G5RPWFQ33YE5LYHKQ66F5B4X3M Darkflame

      You’re right! Unlike the other guys sprint still hasn’t fixed their billing system. They’re still undercharging us!

  • Shawn

    Any confirmation on the off contract price? Still at $500?

  • John_clavis

    “We are a handful of days away from the newest member of the Evo family making It’s presents known and that makes us on very proud.” This looks suspiciously like the name of a website that reviews or talks about phones has been cut out of the middle of a sentence without any further correction. Dude, are you cutting-and-pasting content from some existing website?Wow. This Yarrell guy actually managed to make himself look even lamer than he already does… and I didn’t think that was possible. You deserve some sort of medal… maybe the Special Olympics has a Plagiarism contest…

    • squiddy20

      No, you’ve never “asked” us to respond, but by calling us specifically out (like you did above with me) you might as well be. We’re not responding to be “confrontational”, we’re responding to correct your sorry ass because half the crap you say is flat out wrong. I would go into that list AGAIN, but it would detract from my main points. You’re seriously telling him that he can’t take the rebuttal? What about you? All you’ve ever done is sidestepped the actual rebuttal and said something completely different, or you’ve not said anything at all. I’m about 90% certain I’ve never seen you actually debate anything with anyone. All you ever do is scream at us how we’re all “bums” and other childish name calling while simultaneously screaming how Sprint/HTC/Evo-anything is GOD. Where’s a rebuttal in that? Try taking some of your own advice for once. “and if the moderator deletes my postings I will put them right back” Well then. You’re just another mindless drone who can’t take a hint. It’s sad really. We as a society think we’re sooo advanced and civilized, and then people like you come out of the woodwork and show us how much in the backwater you are. Get a clue…

    • squiddy20

      Also, I stated “All you’ve ever done is sidestepped the actual rebuttal and said something completely different, or you’ve not said anything at all.” Case in point: your comment that I am responding to. Not once in all of your rambling did you address the allegation of your plagiarism by John whom you responded to. You talked all about how John an I are “jerks”, how we’re being “confrontational”, how you’ll keep posting your comments, etc. But not once did you say anything about your alleged plagiarism. The fact that you didn’t say anything about it leads me to believe it was plagiarized. If you’re going to respond to a comment accusing you of something, try keeping it confined to the accusation at hand. How’s that for a rebuttal? 

  • Cool

    Well Baron, as a LONG time Sprint customer, I was a little taken aback when Premier Status was offered to anyone with Sprint 6 months or more, kinda ridiculous no?  But they should have grandfathered those with current accounts and only hosed the newbie’s… imho.

    Anyways… I recently re-upped my contract without taking the $150, still waiting for a phone, Sprint offered one month service FREE and I kept the $150 upgrade when I get a new phone.  Now… at 129.99 per month, that makes this phone practically FREE! hahahaha… Yeah, GO VERIZON!  (NOT)!!!!

    Can’t wait for this sucka… lol

  • squiddy20

    1. What does your post have to do with my “brightness”? So you can post stuff when you’re obviously not welcome. Ok… I’m still not seeing any connection between your ability to comment on stuff and my “brightness”. If I were a mod and had the ability to block you, and you circumvented that, your comment would have merit, but as it stands, I am not a mod and probably never will be. So yet again, you’re statement is utterly wrong. 2. I’m not an asshole to everyone. I’ve held meaningful conversations with people on this site about various things. Heck, I’ve even helped a few people out with things. It’s people like you who obviously can’t take a hint, don’t know half the crap they’re talking about, actually call others out (like you did in now 2 posts on this article alone), and generally are assholes to everyone that I am an asshole to. For instance: “Evo 3d rules android and always will.” Everything about that statement is utterly false. In less than a year, better phones will be out. It’s a fact. QUAD core devices are already being demonstrated. So your statement is already invalid. Not to mention that the E3D is only available on 1 carrier in the US, and if I remember right, a few countries in Europe. I wouldn’t call that “ruling all of Android”. If it had been released to countries all over the world, on all carriers (like the iPhone sort of is), your comment would have some traction, but as it stands currently, it has none. If you didn’t post such absolute BS, I wouldn’t have to correct you. 3. The moderator never was being discriminatory. If you go to his profile and look at his Activity, you’ll find he actually addresses this same topic with someone else. What’s sad is that you take my words (since I was the one that initially stated the word “discriminatory”) and twisted them to make it sound like it was the moderator’s words. They never were. All he ever stated was “Step by step…” How you get “discriminatory” from that is utterly beyond anyone’s comprehension. It doesn’t make a lick of sense. While it may seem discriminatory to you, it’s fair to us. We’re not running around screaming obscenities to others. We’re not circumventing the mod’s hard work just to post our silly little opinions. We’re not being little 5 year old girls who throw temper tantrums when we don’t get our way. Try growing up. Not only are you not welcome, you’ve stated “THERE ARE MUCH BETTER PLACES TO GO”. So go already. No one here is stopping you except yourself.