New information has surfaced regarding both the release timeframe of the HTC EVO 4G and preliminary pricing for the 4G hotspot service following up on last month’s blockbuster announcement at CTIA.
First, the release timeframe for the device is being decided between June 6th and June 13th, with the 13th being favored more heavily at this time, which would give the device a two week headstart against the next iPhone announcement later that month on the 22nd.
Second, preliminary pricing information has also been confirmed regarding the 4G hotspot capability first detailed during the device’s announcement last month. The hotspot capability is now a separate service with pricing to be set between $10-20 per month on top of the monthly rate for service, while on device 4G access is yet to be determined.
How the additional charge for mobile hotspot service will play out with potential customers remains to be seen in the wake of Verizon’s decision to include Mobile Hotspot access on the Pre/Pixi Plus last week at no additional charge, as Sprint is also using the EVO 4G to push WiMax service.