HTC EVO V 4G with Android 4.0 ICS Goes Official at Virgin Mobile

It will be available for $299.99 USD (230 EUR) beginning May 31

By on May 8th, 2012 14:17 GMT

As expected, US-based carrier Virgin Mobile has just announced the upcoming availability of the HTC EVO V 4G. The smartphone will go live along with the carrier’s WiMAX services on May 31.

We already reported that the EVO V 4G was in fact Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D smartphone, but with a slight improvement, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Customers who purchase the HTC EVO V 4G will be able to take advantage of Virgin Mobile USA’s Beyond Talk plans starting at just $35 per month, which will net them 300 minutes of voice with unlimited messaging and data.

Furthermore, the mobile hotspot capability for HTC EVO V 4G will be added for the smartphone on any Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk plan for an additional $15 per month.

According to Virgin Mobile USA, the HTC EVO V 4G will be available for $299.99 (230 EUR) starting May 31.

As we already mentioned earlier, HTC EVO V 4G will be shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, integrated with HTC Sense 3.6 UI.

Virgin Mobile's new monthly 3G/4G Broadband2Go plans will be available from late May starting at just $35/month. Where 4G coverage is not available, the $35 plan will maintain users connected with 2GB of 3G data.

Moreover, the $55/month plan will offer customers unlimited 4G data and a whopping 5GB of 3G data.

Aside from the HTC EVO V 4G, Virgin Mobile also announced the upcoming availability of two additional 4G-enabled devices: Overdrive Pro 3G/4G mobile hotspot by Sierra Wireless ($149.99 or 115 EUR) and U600 3G/4G USB Stick by Franklin Wireless ($99.99 USD or 75 EUR).

'Higher Calling' means we continue to look for ways to give our customers the best products possible at a great price, and we know our hyper-connected Beyond Talk customers will appreciate the real affordability paired with the innovative technology of the HTC EVO. You just can't beat the value of EVO V 4G with plans starting at just $35 per month,” said Jeff Auman, vice president for Virgin Mobile USA.
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