June 24 is the big date when Sprint will finally release two of its most anticipated Android-powered devices ever, the HTC Evo 3D smartphone, and the HTC Evo View 4G tablet. The Evo 3D will be priced, as has become customary in the US, at $199.99 with a new two-year contract.
Yet Sprint has some other, older smartphones which it’s now selling for that exact same price. And some people would presumably be put off by having to pay the same price for older devices as they do for the newest, latest, and greatest. So Sprint has decided to take some action, and it’s what most US carriers do in situations like this – cut prices for the older devices.
Now let’s get something clear – “older” in this case is the term being used in the Android world sense, not in its actual literal sense. Devices only a couple of months old or so aren’t actually ‘old’ by any other standard than the amazingly fast pace at which new Android hardware comes out.
That said, if you wanted to get a Google Nexus S 4G, an HTC Evo 4G, or an HTC Evo Shift 4G from Sprint, it’s better to wait a few days at this point. Buying either of those handsets right now would make you feel sorry you did so, because starting on June 24, they’ll all be discounted.
From that day on, Sprint will sell the Nexus S 4G for $149.99, and both the Evo 4G as well as the Evo Shift 4G for $99.99. The prices are available to you if you choose to sign a new two-year contract with the carrier of course.
And all of these are still capable devices, so if you wanted to get a smartphone, yet don’t want to pay $200-ish for it, just wait until June 24 and then go to a Sprint shop or online and get your cheap(er) smartphone.
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