Rumored release dates for Sprint HTC EVO 4G
According to reports received over at Engadget Mobile, two possible dates gaining some traction are June 6 and June 13. With both of those dates falling on a Sunday, these line up with previous launches for Sprint, since the carrier has a reputation for releasing handsets on Sundays.
Engadget Mobile is also reporting that the 4G hot spot service will available as a $10 to $20 add-on (for those of you who aren't familiar with this feature, the EVO 4G can serve as a hot spot for up to eight devices, delivering an Internet connection at 4G speeds). It makes sense to sell this as an additional fee rather than bundling it into a Simply Everything plan because of the limited 4G coverage.
As of right now, Sprint's 4G network covers more than 30 million people across 27 markets, but plans are in place to blanket 120 million by the end of this year. It would do more harm than good to charge people for a service that hasn't made it to their market. Of course, there's plenty of time to iron things out as we're still two months away from the rumored launch.