Sprint Scraps Nexus One Over HTC EVO 4G

By Peter Chubb - May 10, 2010

When Google released its Nexus One superphone in January we assumed that it would become one of the most popular Android handsets ever – how wrong we were. The first Google branded smartphone was dealt a huge blow when Verizon decided to scrap the idea of offering the handset to its customers in favor of the HTC Droid Incredible. Well it seems that Sprint has done just the same by choosing to market the EVO 4G instead.

Sprint have made the perfect decision – but we have to wonder if both Sprint and Verizon were forced into the situation by Google as they said they will not be fixing the current 3G issues that has been dogging the Nexus One.

Sprint will not be too worried about losing the Google Nexus One; the EVO will be the first full 4G phone to hit the market so has a point to prove. We have to wonder if this new handset will be a game changer for being the first, or will the likes of the first fully working 4G iPhone expected for release in 2011 dominant the market as it does with the range of 3G handsets?

Engadget reports that there is still no news on a specific release date for the HTC EVO 4G, but we expect it to be some time in the summer – not long to go then.

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