Last Updated: Jun 11,2010
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I don't know if I believe the April 29th part, because that's the first time I've heard that one. On the other hand, I believe LS1 and the inventory sheet he/she posted. If there's that much inventory, then an early release doesn't sound impossible. I know that's what we all want.
Wow.. I hope since its showing up on inventory systems that could mean maybe a May release?? Sprint and now Radio Shack in one day!
I don't think its real because I don't think the software could be finalized first of all and already put on 143,000 products. Especially when there's been talks of 2.1 support of 4G, possibly shipping with FroYo. Perhaps that shows the pending order and it isn't actually "on hand".
Can anyone please tell me what the advantages/disadvantages are of getting a phone from Best Buy as opposed to from Sprint themselves? I already know about getting the rebates right away from BB as opposed to MIR from Sprint, I was just wondering if there were any others. I can't decide which would be a better option for me when the EVO arrives.
that quantity number makes me pretty happy.
and am i correct that i heard somewhere that telesales will not start until a month after release? does that mean i cant order online? because that is how we get our corporate discounts.
There's a thread on it.
i bought a couple of phones from Best Buy and the advantage that i noticed is that they give you the rebates instantly. Also taxes you on the price after rebate which isn't much but still saves you a few dollars.
This post suggest Sprint maybe getting rid of MIR's http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/54768-official-htc-evo-4g-wimax-thread-52.html#post553726
Yup - caught this too. It's April 12th and Radioshack already has 143,621 phones in their inventory system. Looks like they're on schedule for a release before June 6th as I've heard before.
It's all speculation at this point, but I don't think the inventory sheet is fake. I don't believe it's pending either. As far as the other things you mentioned, SprintFun, maybe they decided it was better to release the phone early as so many were suggesting a week or so ago. If Sprint wants to make sure all the updates are in place before they release the phone, fine, but don't expect it until June. On the other hand, if they think they can do the updates over the air, then great. Bring it on! I'm all for it, but I'm going to hold back a little just in case.
Guess we'll know one way or another on Friday - BUT I'm not going to let one morsel of questionable info affect everything I've been reading for the last month which points to an early June release.
Location says "nox". Where is that.?
Also the item specs are grayed out.
Any chance we could see those?
I was going to download the inFlow software (you can grab a free version) and mock up my own "insider info" but I think its like 240mb lol.
Were is jackson? Hope he has some insight with the news today...
June 6th sounds more realistic than an April or May release. I'm just as eager as the next guy but these things are no small matter. There is software to be tested and finalized, ROMs to be flashed, ad campaigns to be choreographed and rolled out, etc. Timing is everything in this market and these will be out before long. Anyway, enjoy "Silly Season" as they used to say over on the Palm forums. Before you know it you will have had the Evo for 8 months or a year and will have discovered all the pros and cons, tried all the apps, and will be drooling for the next big thing.
Sounds like an announcement and possibly an ad campaign will be starting later this week with maybe a Best Buy pre-launch or at least pre-sale late May and a full launch around June 6th or so. That's less than two months off so start saving your cash! This thing will probably cost between $200 and $300 even for new customers and upgrades.
He's probably in class or practice.
Though I would love it to be true, I really doubt it would release on the 29th, still, I hope the inventory sheet is real!
I love how people with insider info and just overall near-expert knowledge keep popping up and posting here!
This thread is becoming more reliable and informative than websites like Engadget =P
Only thing that seems strange to me is the inventory screen shot says $599.99=20% markup. 20% of 599.99 = $119.998 (e.g. $120 rounded up), which would put the cost at $479.99, not $499.99 that's indicated on the screen. Maybe it's a typo, but the numbers indicated on that screen shot don't add up.
-EDIT- Nevermind. My math was backwards...LOL...20% of $499.99 = 99.998, which would make it $599.99
I agree, just that when I asked the one legitimate insider whether it would be the "week of June 6th or sooner" he said "sooner". Of course things can change though end of May seems possible lately.
I'll take 2!
What you just said Android 17 reminded me of when this thread was a poll that asked; Are you giving up on the Supersonic? Out of the blue, someone came in the same way LS1 just did and he uploaded a picture. It was his first post and he never came back again, but what he left us was beautiful, because it was obviously a picture of the Supersonic (EVO 4G) that I had never seen anywhere on the Internet before that. If you're interested, here is the post. It was before CTIA and that's what made it even more surprising, but to me, it was like a gift from heaven, if you get my drift.
It's funny, because before when everyone was saying we want it right now or forget it, I was the one being realistic. Now I'm the one saying this could happen and everyone else is being much more cautious. It will be interesting to see what happens on Friday.
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