With WiMax 4G coming to Virgin Mobile later on this month, the carrier has announced its first 4G WiMax smartphone, the HTC EVO V 4G which will be arriving later on this month on May 31st.
The HTC EVO V 4G closely resembles last year’s HTC EVO 3D, a device that landed on Sprint’s now defunct WiMax network. However, HTC and Virgin Mobile have gotten rid of the 3D leaving consumers regular old Android smartphone.
Oddly enough, Sprint’s version of the phone is still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread while Virgin Mobile’s EVO V 4G will be running Google’s latest piece of software, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box.
For the record, the EVO 3D will be getting the Android 4.0 update.
The EVO V 4G will be powered by a 1730 mAh battery and 1GB RAM – no word yet on the processor, and it will also feature a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen, a 5MP camera in the rear and a 1.3MP camera in the front, 4GB of memory with an 8GB memory card included, and HDMI.
It’ll also come off-contract for the affordable price of $299.99. That’s a pretty solid price for a phone of this caliber that’s coming without the need for a two year commitment to the carrier.
Those interested will need a data plan though and Virgin Mobile will be offering data plans for the EVO V 4G that start as cheap as $35 a month. Of course, that won’t net customers much but there are pricier data plans for those that need more minutes and more data.