What date do you believe the EVO 4G will go on sale?


What date do you believe the EVO 4G will go on sale?

  1. May 22/23

    43 vote(s)
    27.2%
  2. May 29/30

    16 vote(s)
    10.1%
  3. June 5/6

    62 vote(s)
    39.2%
  4. June 12/13

    23 vote(s)
    14.6%
  5. July / August

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  6. None of the above

    10 vote(s)
    6.3%

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  1. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Jackson is still saying the EVO will be released on June 6th or June 13th. My intentions are not to say he is wrong - he might not be. I just believe only Dan Hesse and the higher ups actually know the actual release date and they're not saying. I also believe at one time Sprint was planning a June release, but they forced Apple's hand, and they set their WWDC convention right smack into EVO's rumored release dates. E-I-E-I-O started me thinking about the May 22nd release date and the more I thought about it, the more it seemed like the sweet spot to me.

    These are my reasons for thinking the May 22nd release is possible:
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    1) Rumors are saying the phone is ready and is being shipped to warehouses. SP even said it was ready, but they're still working on it. That probably means OTA updates will be downloaded to your phone when you go to set it up.

    2) The media blitz begins on May 12th at a NYC event, then continues on May 17th in Los Angeles.

    3) The rumored release date of June 6th or June 13th confirmed by Jackson falls right into Apple's WWDC conference taking place June 7 - 11. Releasing the EVO 4G in the middle of that conference would be a disaster, because Apple is going to be getting all the media attention.

    4) If the EVO 4G is ready, releasing the phone in May makes sense as far as being able to capture media attention and buzz. It would be the perfect opportunity to deliver a knockout punch.

    5) May 22nd makes perfect sense, because the following weekend is Memorial Day weekend and a lot of people will be out of town.

    6) May 15th is two days before the May 17th LA event, so that date doesn't make any sense.

    7) The weekend after Memorial Day is June 5th which brings us to the beginning of WWDC where Apple will be getting all the media coverage. I can't see a June release.

    8) Sprint is the sponsor of the Charlotte Motor Speedway All-Star NASCAR Race on May 22nd. Seems to me, fast cars and fast phones go together.

    9) May 22nd is only 10 days after the EVO 4G will be announced in NYC on May 12th. Everyone is going to want the phone ASAP. Making people wait until June 13th would be very painful. We ALL know that. Why get the buzz going, then let everyone down?


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    We have a forum member I call Old MacDonald, because his screen name is eieio and on this farm he had a pig, E-I-E-I-O. Anyway, you get the idea. He was the one that initially gave me the 22nd date. He felt June 6th and June 13th were dates planted by Sprint to throw off the competition and it worked, because Apple picked the June 7-11 for their convention. That set things up for Sprint to release the phone in May - not June. I would just like to add that eieio is an insider and works with WiMAX. He said he was between a technician and a manager (whatever that is) and I have reason to believe he has one of the EVO test units.
    Someone suggested in the other thread that we have a poll with different dates, so that's why the change. So far, eieio and I are the only ones going with May 22nd, but everyone has a chance to vote, if you want to.
     

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  2. Bek

    Bek Well-Known Member

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    3 - 1... and yes, I voted no.

    Why? Because I'm skeptical... don't get me wrong, I'm *HOPEFUL* that it'll come sooner. But I suppose I'd rather have the expectation of waiting till June, then be surprised... then look to May, and be disappointed if a delay occurs.

    *crosses fingers anyway*
     
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    hopalee Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I can't vote yes or no. You need an "I hope so"
     
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    voted yes cuz one date is as good as another but the sooner the better!!!
     
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    S.meezy Well-Known Member

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    Yes... We need the positive energy! That could work, right? Lol
     
  6. kritzell

    kritzell Well-Known Member

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    Bill..you a troll I don't think so. I vote May 22nd and I really hope your right. And thanks for starting this thread.
     
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  7. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So far the vote's pretty even and I only moved the date forward 2 weeks. I thought my reasons were compelling enough to start this thread. Since some of you are not willing to get on the bandwagon, it proves I'm not steering people down the wrong path, unless you're willing that is.
     
  8. S.meezy

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    I like your reasoning and the idea of getting it in my hands that much sooner...
     
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    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

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    idk after seeing all the info come out lately, the 22nd is certainly the sweet spot, i mean is sprint employee's are given the phone already to start learning it THAT means it close. that alon makes me thing 22. but hitting it out before apple 4g then HELL YEA, the EVO will be getting great reviews 2 weeks solid before apple even mentions the 4th gen iphone, so it'll have the headstart it needs to snag some customers. i think sprint would be dumb not to do the 22nd but then again i certainly won't put it past them
     
  10. Mateo

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    I like the idea of trying to hook as many people into an EVO as well as a fresh 2 year agreement before the new iphone gets all of them. Plus all of the people coming off of their pre contracts right? That seems to be one of the variables in some peoples predictions for release dates.
     
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    I saved the older posts from above in case it does come out at the end of May so I can rub it in :p

    I've heard from at least the one legit insider who said it'd come out before the week of June 6th which I posted about in early April. As long as it's no later than mid-June I'm fine with that, but I think earlier is the better.
     
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    LatinP Well-Known Member

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    The Evo with ship with a picture of Bill on the box and a link to the thread on the forums.

    Confirm or Deny?
     
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    billsmed Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I believe you're the one that way back when told me there was no way the EVO would have HDMI output to an HDTV. You said everything was about the cloud from what I remember. That was you, wasn't it? Just asking :)
     
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    As of today, two of my lines are now eligible for upgrades so if the EVO comes out the 22nd of this month I'd be very happy :)
     
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    I voted yes, because I honestly believe sprint will not mess this launch up. They want both new customers and keep the loyal customers happy. If they want defectors, no new customers, and wasted marketing dollars. They will release in june. Lets face it, with soo many phone being released, they need to make it a week by itself.
     
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    I agree and the wimax roll out is further along than expected.. Everyone keeps talking about the specs, software etc.. But its the 4g network that will make this puppy shine
     
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    Autosuggestion Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible, yes?

    But so many phones get delayed nowadays, I'm not getting my hopes up.
     
  19. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I started another poll back in early February asking: "Have you given up on the HTC supersonic". You'd be surprised how many said yes. At least it got people interested and that's all I'm trying to do here.

    Everyone's complaining because there's no new news and I think I've given pretty compelling reason why I think the phone will be released May 22nd. That doesn't mean you have to get on the bandwagon yet, because the official release date is only 11 days away. (I hope) :)
     
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    I voted no, but I would be happy if it was released earlier than June. As a matter of fact, I would finally sleep right the night the Evo comes out... :)
     
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    I really like the points you made and it had me thinking that a good way to make their numbers look better would be to release that week before Memorial weekend so all those people that go out of town, get drunk, lose their phone and have to buy a new one.

    People always want to have their new gadgets before they go out of town so they can play with it. There will be some that lose it that have no insurance and if they love the phone enough will go right back out and buy a new one.

    I will be hopeful and if it does release on the 22nd then it will force me not to wait all the way till Sep for my upgrade (impatient like that). I just got my TP2 in Jan smh.
     
  23. Supersonical

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    While t may be better, i have never heard the day of the 22nd ever mentioned, or being circled on any calendars. Also going along with waht eieio has been saying, and seeing that he is very close to the "network matters" i simply don't think the network will be ready as he has stressed that is the reason for the large delay anyway.

    Dan has told me the device has been finished and passed through the FCC. Now the netwrok has to be up to par to do it, and it will not be ready by that date i am afraid. I wihs it were, don't get me wrong, but that is a number straight out of the sky...

    Jackson
     
  24. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I've had a lot of sleepless nights thinking about the EVO. Seems silly considering it's only a gadget, but I'm consumed with it.

    Actually, eieio posted his own speculation on why he thinks the phone WILL be released on May 22nd. Don't feel bad about being out of the loop. Sprint is playing their cards very close to the chest on this one. So far, half the voters agree with me and half with you. I'm still sticking with May 22nd in light of recent announcement about the applesauce convention conflicting with a June release for the EVO 4G.
     
  25. Supersonical

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    tahts only very recently that he began to actually say that, as the topic has only come up recently. If you look back at his first posts (who knows how far back taht is hahaha) he says that the network is not ready and i could not agree more. Believe Bill if the phone does get released on the 22nd i would be the happiest man on earth. I have been eligible for an upgrade since this morning! how cool is that =] but i just think i would have heard something about this new date. I think i would have heard the date mentioned by some site or dan just in general. Until i do im not getting my hopes up because if its not true it will be the longest two weeks of my life until the June release.

    That shouldn't be a problem though as we'll find out about release date on May 12th. I have my reasoning behind this as well. Can;t explain everything right now Bill, but you'll see in less than 2 weeks =]]

    Jackson
     

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