Remember when we told you that Best Buy would most likely be getting an exclusive on a White version of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G? Well, the big box retailer has today confirmed that the big-screened Android phone will indeed be available starting July 11, with pre-orders on the White EVO 4G already available. If the Black EVO isn’t your style but you still want to put hands on the first 4G WiMAX phone from Sprint, Best Buy has your back!
The White variant of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G is basically the same as the Black version, but ditches the soft-touch, matte-Black finish for a seemingly glossy white exterior. We have to say, the White-on-Red color scheme really looks good and could quickly become the “gotta have” EVO model. Seeing as how Sprint has been selling out of EVO stock left and right, we have no idea how long inventories of the White EVO 4G will last.
As with the original version, this White version will cost $199.99 when purchased with a new 2-year contract on qualifying rate plans. For that, you’ll get the massive 4.3-inch touchscreen display, 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel auto-focusing camera (with dual-LED flash), 4G data connectivity, WiFi, GPS, microSD card slot (not hot-swappable, unfortunately), 3.5mm headphone jack, and all those cool red-accents under the battery cover. Oh, and of course, you also get that glossy White finish.
If you haven’t yet made up your mind about which Android phone is for you, we think you’d do well to check out our Sprint HTC EVO 4G review here. You can also check out our other reviews in our sidebar (to your right), as well as our Superphone shootout – because, you know, the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible is also pretty, well, incredible.
So, what do you think? Does the White version look any sexier than the Black variant? Let us know in the comments below!
Full press release after the break.
Best Buy® Offers Exclusive Launch of HTC EVOTM 4G from Sprint in White
HTC EVO 4G in white goes on pre-sale June 18 and lands in Best Buy and Best Mobile stores July 11
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy Co. Inc (NYSE: BBY), is proud to announce the exclusive launch availability of HTC EVO 4G from Sprint in white, an eye-catching sibling of the HTC EVO 4G that continues to create buzz in the mobile phone marketplace.
“We are proud to help HTC and Sprint bring such a unique, fashionable and versatile mobile phone to consumers. It is a true connectivity device and exclusively launching this product affirms the position Best Buy Mobile has taken as a preferred destination for smartphones.”
Beginning June 18, Best Buy is taking pre-orders for the white version of the popular mobile device, which is the first 4G smartphone in America. It officially launches in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores, as well as BestBuy.com/Mobile on July 11. It retails for $199.99 for a new or eligible upgrade with a new two-year agreement on select plan with Premium Data add-on.
As the only retail and online location to launch HTC EVO 4G from Sprint in white, Best Buy is showcasing a new way to bring smartphones, accessories, applications and other services to market for consumers.
“We know that people turn to Best Buy for the latest consumer electronics, and now with our ability to exclusively debut great smartphones like the white version of HTC EVO 4G, they are turning to us for the best smartphones as well,” said Jude Buckley, chief merchant and marketing officer for Best Buy Mobile. “We are proud to help HTC and Sprint bring such a unique, fashionable and versatile mobile phone to consumers. It is a true connectivity device and exclusively launching this product affirms the position Best Buy Mobile has taken as a preferred destination for smartphones.”
Like the original model, the white version of HTC EVO 4G from Sprint allows consumers to create their own mobile hotspot and share the Sprint 3G or 4G network with up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices. Consumers will also get the powerful AndroidTM operating system, including access to thousands of great apps.
Customers lucky enough to get their hands on the this white-hot smartphone at Best Buy will enjoy the added benefit of no mail-in rebates and can Walk Out Working with access to their email, contacts and favorite content set up by a Best Buy Mobile sales associate.