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HTC EVO 4G LTE pre-order page goes live, the phone could start shipping on May 18

April 25, 2012

The HTC One X is one of the most exciting Android-based smartphones to hit the market by this summer, but Sprint’s own take on HTC’s flagship, the EVO 4G LTE, might capture the regular geek’s attention even more.

Although it won’t come with a quad-core processor, but rather with a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, the EVO 4G LTE will hold three big aces up its sleeve. I’m talking, of course, about the 4G LTE connectivity, the SD card slot (lacking on the standard One X), and the kickstand found on Sprint’s EVO super-phone.

With all this in mind, it’s pretty difficult not to get excited about the smartphone’s future release, which is why we are glad to inform you that Sprint’s pre-order page for the device has gone live.

Pre-orders haven’t started just yet, but, if you want to receive a notification about when will Sprint begin taking orders, you can subscribe now and ensure you’ll be one of the first to get their grubby hands on the EVO 4G LTE.

Now, we know when Sprint will start taking pre-orders (May 7, which is exactly the date rumored a while ago). What we still don’t know (officially) is when will the phone actually start shipping. Unofficially, we have a pretty good idea on when will that happen, as the good lads at have picked up a rumor saying that the first EVO “beasts” will be available starting May 18. The rumor doesn’t come out of thin air and is actually pretty credible, as it is based on statements from a “trustworthy” anonymous source inside Sprint, as Androidandme calls it.

Given the website’s past record with such leaks, I, for one, am 90% sure that we will, in fact, see the EVO 4G LTE hitting the market on May 18, so we should pretty much start the countdown.

You have 13 more days to get a hold of the necessary budget for pre-ordering this monster of an Android phone (probably $199.99, if we are to trust existing rumors), and an additional 11 days to prepare yourself for what might be the sweetest encounter with a gadget ever.

Will you be one of the first to get in line to purchase Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE on May 7? Why? Why not?