Every coin has 2 sides and on the flip side of LTE is its 4G WiMAX counterpart which Virgin Mobile plans on launching through the HTC Evo V 4G smartphone and other devices. Come May 31, the handset along with the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot and the U600 3G/4G USB stick, will make its debut through the US-based wireless carrier.
The Android Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Evo V is coated with a layer of the HTC Sense 3.6 UI. It packs in a 5MP rear-facing camera that sports HD video and 3D imaging capabilities, as well as a 1.3MP front-facing snapper for live chatting. While 1GB of RAM and the 4GB of ROM come built-in, the smartphone supports up to 32GB additional memory through a microSD card slot.
“Higher Calling means we continue to look for ways to give our customers the best products possible at a great price, and we know our hyper-connected Beyond Talk customers will appreciate the real affordability paired with the innovative technology of the HTC Evo,” states Jeff Auman, vice president for Virgin Mobile USA. You just can’t beat the value of Evo V 4G with plans starting at just $35 per month. The launch of these two devices demonstrates our commitment to bring 4G speeds and innovation to our Broadband2Go customers who chose to forgo a contract as well.”
The phone flaunts a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen and incorporates a 1,730mAh battery that’s capable of delivering up to 6 hours of talktime. Other features include HDMI and Bluetooth as well as mobile hotspot connectivity for sharing an internet connection with a total of 5 Wi-Fi enabled devices.
The HTC EVO V 4G release date is scheduled for May 31. The handset will be available for $299.99 through the carrier’s website, along with the Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot for $149.99 and the U600 3G/4G USB stick for $99.99. The unlimited data and messaging plans start at $35 per month.