Why? In addition to the great set of specs on this beast of a phone, this is the first true replacement for the original HTC Evo 4G which was, by most accounts, the longest running most successful Android handset. Time after time the HTC Evo 4G topped most Android phone research lists, besting even the original Motorola Droid.
Sprint and HTC tried to carry out the tradition by releasing the HTC Evo Shift 4G and the HTC Evo 3D. The 3D did a little better than the Shift 4G but off the record we have been told that the original HTC Evo 4G outsold them both.
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The original HTC Evo 4G released in the early summer of 2010 in fact it was the big surprise giveaway phone at Google I/O that year. For 18 months it continued to stay on top of the Android smartphone charts.
Last year, in 2011, the HTC Evo 3D was released however Americans didn’t seem to respond to the rush for 3D that was echoed throughout the world. Outside of the 3D though it was a close runner up to the HTC Evo 4G.
Phonedog has information from a confidential source alleging that we will see the HTC Evo 4G LTE on May 18th alongside the LG Optimus Elite.
Thoughts in comments? Is this the Evo you’ve been waiting for?