I tested the HTC EVO 4G in May 2010 and bought my own soon after. It was a phone I kept longer than most all other smartphones and I couldn't stop picking it as one of my favorites all year long. I still see many people using this phone almost two years later and today HTC announced a successor that may have me going back to Sprint again. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is coming to Sprint for $199.99 in the 2nd quarter with pre-orders beginning on Monday, 17 May.
Sprint is the only carrier with non-throttled, unlimited data and if this was a WiMAX phone I wouldn't even think of it. However, it runs LTE and while Sprint is just getting into the LTE game (rolling out to six cities by mid-2012) they have fewer customers than Verizon or AT&T so maybe we can get faster LTE speeds with less people on the network.
I know this may sound stupid, but I am a big fan of the kickstand and used it like crazy on my HTC EVO 4G. My daughters loved watching TV shows when we traveled and it was nice to sit on my commuter train with my phone propped up and playing video content. HTC is taking some of the great features from its new HTC One line (oh yeah, what happened to that whole simplying on the One series thing?) and bringing them to the EVO 4G LTE.