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: . 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? 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.