Both the Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile have announced their first 4G WiMX powered handsets HTC EVO V 4G and HTC EVO Design 4G respectively for pay-as-you-go market. Both the handsets will use Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network. Virgin Mobile’s HTC EVO V 4G is almost identical to yesteryear’s Sprint branded HTC EVO 3D handset, while the Boost Mobile’s HTC EVO Design 4G is the same handsets from Sprint. There aren’t any hardware changes made to the handsets, but both will be shipped with Android 4.0 ICS OS put-of-the box.
Virgin Mobile’s HTC EVO V 4G
# 4.3-inch qHD display with 540 X 960 pixels of resolution
# Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
# HTC Sense 3.6 UI
# 5MP rear-facing primary camera with 3D imaging and an additional front-facing 1.3MP shooter.
# 1GB RAM
# 4GB onboard storage with memory expansion support up to 32GB via microSD card slot
# 1630mAh battery
# Mobile hotspot capability to five Wi-Fi devices
No word on the processor and the the autostereoscopic 3D quality for its display.
Boost Mobile’s HTC EVO Design 4G
# Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with HTC Sense .6 UI sits on top of it
# 4-inch qHD Super LCD display with 540X960 pixels of resolution
# 1.2GHz Snapdragon single-core processor
# 5MP rear-facing primary camera to shoot 720op HD videos, 1.3MP front-facing camera for forwarding video chats
# 768MB RAM
# 4GB internal storage with memory expansion support up to 32GB via microSD card slot
# Dual mode 3G/4G
# Mobile Hotspot capability
Both the HTC EVO V 4G and HTC EVO Design 4G handsets will kick things off with their WiMAX connectivity on their new networks from May 31st. Each handset will set you back $299.99 without the need for any subscription on a 2-year carrier agreement with the carriers.
Boost Mobile’s 4G data plan starts at $55 per month with unlimited texts and nationwide calls. They will charge $40 after 18 months. Virgin Mobile plans start at $35 per month for 300 minutes of talk time and unlimited texting.