Radio Shack internal email says HTC EVO 3D could launch June 4th

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With Best Buy, Sprint, and Radio Shack all currently taking preorders for the HTC EVO 3D and various bits of info that seem to point to a June release, another piece of "evidence" that seems to confirm what many of us already believe (and what some claim to know as absolute fact) is kind of like beating a dead horse. But since it's already down and the lead pipe is already in our hands, there's no point in stopping now.

The latest alleged leak is an internal email sent to a "Team" at Radio Shack from someone who knows how to include the company's corporate logo in his/her signature. It's tough to make out in the photo (you can read the transcription below), but "Rough launch date is June 4th" is what's boxed in red.

Exactly how rough is "rough"? I don't know but with June just two weeks away, I'm sure it won't be long before we find out. I've actually heard that Sprint is supposed to announce the release date today (and depending on what time you're reading this, maybe they already have) but if they don't, then go ahead and put another tally mark in the "early June release" column.

Here's what the photo/email says:

Team,

We need to be all over this EVO 3D pre order. This is HUGE! This can make or break your quarter! This can pull any store out of the red and get you to your quarterly bonus. We have to talk it up with every customer. Below are a few hot points to cover with your teams. Don't wait to execute on this, we need to start today!

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  • Pre orders can be taken today!!! See details on ANSO
  • Rough launch date is June 4th
  • No idea on pricing but we normally have the lowest price, plus trade and save
  • A pre order guarantees the customer a phone
  • A smart team will call back every wireless contact regardless of whether you have already spoke with them to talk about this pre sale

It may not be the most professional email, but it still seems pretty legitimate. The launch date could also just be the sender's best guess, though, so even if the email is real, it may not mean much.

If only Sprint would just put an end to this little goose chase and tell us what we want to hear.

[XDA via Android Central] Thanks, Nick!

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33 thoughts on “Radio Shack internal email says HTC EVO 3D could launch June 4th

  • Avatar of wayne
    May 20, 2011 at 1:33 am
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    They are going to force this phone out so fast, and it will need 5 updates by the time fall gets here, i kind of wish i would have waited to get my EVOuno 6 months later.

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  • Avatar of Jaz
    May 20, 2011 at 1:42 am
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    @wayne
    I can see what you mean by that. But the evo3d is a highly advertised phone and they have had it for a couple months now so I think if there are any bugs they won’t be that bad. Although I myself will wait and see how the release goes and also how the rooting process works on it.

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  • Avatar of BCFS
    May 20, 2011 at 3:36 am
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    Given HTC’s recent trend to locked bootloaders on other carriers, I wouldn’t bet the house this one will be rooted in a day.

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  • Avatar of Raw-Knee
    May 20, 2011 at 3:57 am
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    My sources, who is high up in Sprint, says there will be an important meeting on May 23rd (this coming Monday) and it will most probably be about the Evo 3D.

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  • Avatar of stibb
    May 20, 2011 at 4:08 am
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    Who is going to give 20.00 accessory credit? I am looking at you Radio Shack… say the word and I will sign… on an unrelated note: does anyone else have a problem with the notification bar bouncing down randomly/and or not responding when you try to swipe it down, thus necessitating using the “notifications” button in the menu? also, when this bug gets really bad, my phone will type on it’s own randomly when i am trying to do a text/email/etc. (i have a non rooted Sprint phone)… turning phone off and on seems to reset this problem for a while, but it always comes back after a bit…

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  • Avatar of Ando
    May 20, 2011 at 5:50 am
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    “It may not be the most professional email, but it still seems pretty legitimate.”

    Unfortunately, as a RadioShack employee, this is about the level (higher, maybe) of professionalism I’ve come to expect from the likes of RS District Managers, whence this email likely originated. Why this DM is telling their team to ‘talk up’ this pre-order when RS’s (and others) official internal communications specifically say NOT to do so is baffling.

    Still, glad RS finally caught up and hopped on the pre-order bandwagon, and their instant rebates and Trade&Save program still make them probably the best option for upgrading… provided you don’t feel the need to keep your old Evo.

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  • Avatar of Djronnplae
    May 20, 2011 at 6:33 am
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    What is this about Radio Shack takes trade ins? I can trade my old Evo and my old samsung moment and get discounts? Or is it better to use Sprint? I don’t qualify for an upgrade with Sprint. As far as the launch date, I truly believe it to be sometime in June, bout who knows as of yet.

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  • Avatar of FaMiCuS
    May 20, 2011 at 7:22 am
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    Also a RadioShack employee, DM’s don’t make emails this nice, lol. Bullet points??? What are those? LOL. But in contradiction to this “legitimate” email, we have been specifically told to NOT talk about the EVO 3D pre-order unless a customer asks about pre-ordering. Plus we were given a little number of details we could only talk about.

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  • Avatar of dmeegan14
    May 20, 2011 at 7:26 am
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    Got the EVO when I first came out best phone ever! wanted the EVO 3D was a sprint premier customer and only had to wait 1 year to upgrade now they changed the program to a Gold Silver thing and force you to wait 22 months instead of the 12 months (like 10 months longer to upgrade) might not have the impact the EVO release did if they are making people wait an extra 10 months!!

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  • Avatar of FaMiCuS
    May 20, 2011 at 7:35 am
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    You can trade in old devices (such as cell phones, computers, video games (which I don’t recommend, you get really low balled)) in which you will receive store credit which you could use towards a new phone such as the EVO 3D, definitely better than Sprints trade in. I’ve been checking on the trade in value of my EVO which has not a scratch on it which would give me a trade in value of $170 so I would only be paying $30 and taxes for my EVO 3D. RadioShack can do 3 trade ins in one day so bring in your most recent phones to get the most off.

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  • Avatar of Robert Freeman
    May 20, 2011 at 9:00 am
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    nice attempt at counting, you make us sprint customers look ,um ,like, really intelligent. as a premier gold customer I say to you prove your commitment to sprint like we have or dont complain about having to wait. you have to wait anyway.

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  • Avatar of Richard Yarrell
    May 20, 2011 at 10:37 am
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    Regardless of the change in the premier program I still got my 150.00 toward the new evo 3d all it takes is some talking they will give you the 150.00 instead of 75.00 plus you can also turn in your old evo 4g either at bestbuy or radio shack. The launch day will be June 4th definitely.

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  • Avatar of Richard Yarrell
    May 20, 2011 at 10:38 am
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    Regardless of the change in the premier program I still got my 150.00 toward the new evo 3d all it takes is some talking they will give you the 150.00 instead of 75.00 plus you can also turn in your old evo 4g either at bestbuy or radio shack. The launch day will be June 4th definitely.

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  • Avatar of DFrance21
    May 20, 2011 at 11:09 am
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    Um, like, your premier status has absolutely nothing to do with commitment to Sprint. I’ve been a Sprint customer for a little 7 years which seems like enough of a commitment to me, however since my plan doesn’t meet the monetary requirement I’m not a gold customer, therefor I lost my yearly upgrade. It all comes down to dollars and cents. Sprint realized that they’re the best bargain in wireless plan wise and that they can raise prices ever so slightly and still be the best bargain so that’s what they’re doing. At the end of the day, most people are too financially strapped to switch carriers and pay more money, just to make a point.
    End of rant.

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  • Avatar of Charles S
    May 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm
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    I agree with you Richard, I think June 3rd/4th for the release date.

    Saw some of your posts in a couple other forums, and people give you such a bad rap. It’s lame…don’t let those fools get ya down…I think what you post is on the money.

    I too am waiting on on pins and needles for this fantastic upgrade to an already fantastic EVO line…

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  • Avatar of Richard Yarrell
    May 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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    @Charles S…… Trust me it’s going to take a hell of a lot more than some lousy losers that have iphones or on verizon and at&t to shut me up in any of those other forums. They hate evo and sprint which is fine with me cause I too hate apple and verizon honestly all those people can go to hell. The Evo 3d is the perfect device for sprint and will make the evo family on sprint that much more better. Very soon we will both have the best device on android. 14days and counting sprint will make a offical announcement by Next week probably Wednesday.

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  • Avatar of Chris
    May 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm
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    So after walking into Radioshack today and getting the wife a seriously discounted Epic Galaxy S (she also was able to trade in her Moment for a $50 credit towards it) I ended up Preording the Evo 3D on the spot, and was told look for it between the 4th and 6th of June (didnt know how much the trade in would be for the Evo yet) but said the phone most likely will be 199.99.,

    **Another huge thing was that the RS employee was able to call Sprint and override that annoying Premier change that Sprint cut ties with in April allowing me to early upgrade yet again! Do i really need this gimmicky 3D evo w/o the kickstand? Prob not, is it gonna be really fast and really cool, probably will –

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  • Avatar of finly
    May 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm
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    How can you be sure your personal info won’t be intercepted if you trade in your smartphone? Is a factory reset enough?

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  • Avatar of Charles S
    May 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm
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    What makes you think Wednesday for an announcement? I was hoping for today :(

    It seems to go within pattern to come out on the 3rd or 4th. Last year I was 7th in line for the orig. EVO…such a great day. I think I played with it for 5 days straight…the battery hated me haha!

    Glad you’re not letting the naysayers get the best of you. Nothing wrong with being passionate (as well as correct) about what is soon to be the best phone available…for a while anyway. I’ve already converted MANY people to Android and some of them are also picking up this new edition. Plus since I’ve been with Sprint for 10+ years, I’m Gold status :)

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  • Avatar of Charles S
    May 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm
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    HTC already has a case to be released that has a kickstand in it. Hopefully it’s not to thick though…

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  • Avatar of FaMiCuS
    May 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm
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    The most you will be able to get for your EVO right now is 178, I have been checking even couple of days. Not 199, but still not bad.

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  • Avatar of FaMiCuS
    May 20, 2011 at 6:37 pm
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    It is, as soon you trade in your phone we wrap it up and we send it off to the recycling center.

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  • Avatar of ARR22
    May 20, 2011 at 6:58 pm
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    Bull Sh*t, They get reconditioned and go straight to ebay and amazon. I manage a RS and have had this confirmed. If you work the Shack as your DM.

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  • Avatar of ARR22
    May 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm
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    If you work for the Shack ask your DM.

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  • Avatar of FaMiCuS
    May 20, 2011 at 10:25 pm
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    “If you work the Shack as your DM.”

    I’m sorry but what are you trying to say? Oh and what this eBay and Amazon account that sell these reconditioned phones that you speak of? Sounds like someone has a problem with Radio Shack and just wants to curse at people.

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  • Avatar of dmeegan14
    May 21, 2011 at 5:46 am
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    Hey Robert just FYI I have been with sprint for 9 years and about spend on my monthly bill about.50 cents less than it takes to be a gold customer so there is no issue with commitment to Sprint I was just bringing up the fact that the program will in fact have an impact on sales and that they should have stuck with what they had sorry if if you didnt understand the post

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  • Avatar of dmeegan14
    May 21, 2011 at 5:51 am
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    Thnaks for the info Richard will go and try and get the extra discount cant wait till June 4

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  • Avatar of svargas
    May 21, 2011 at 5:59 am
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    You know if you email [email protected] and ask them if they could switch you to get your annual upgrade in time for the Evo 3D….they can do it.

    They’ve done it for a countless number of people here in the last 2 weeks. You just have to ask nicely.

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  • Avatar of JMG619
    May 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm
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    There is no doubt in my mind that the evo 3d will be an awesome phone, but i love my rooted evo 4g too much. I’m hoping all this talk about a locked bootloader is false, i rooted my evo, & unlocked nand thru adb, which could be a problem for noobs. All & all, i’m thinking of waiting a bit after launch day, maybe even play with one at the sprint store before deciding to trade in my old evo. Another lil’ gripe i have is that 4g isn’t available in san diego, but is in los angeles! what’s up with that? it’s almost been a year since the original evo launch, & nothing. There’s really no point in purchasing a 4g handset, when 4g isn’t available in your area, i think it’s b.s. that sprint is charging us the $10 premium & hasn’t kept its promise on 4g coverage. Everybody else seems to be able to get their lte networks up, & are even claiming to be faster than wimax

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  • Avatar of Richard Yarrell
    May 22, 2011 at 5:20 am
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    @dmeegan14…Your truly welcome enjoy your evo 3d cause when I get mines I will make sure I utilize the Htc watch for movies and tv shows as well as intalling netflix on the device. With blockbuster preinstalled and all the movies and shows through android market this device will truly rule as far as content is concerned. If you have any problems trying to get that 150.00 toward your device make sure to contact http://[email protected] they will straighten out all those issues.

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  • Avatar of Richard Yarrell
    May 22, 2011 at 5:22 am
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    @Charles S….Best of luck with the new evo 3d i am pretty sure this device will be lots of fun just like the current evo 4g was. I can honestly say the evo 4g has been apart of my hand everyday since june 4th 2010 and it has not been placed down to often throughout that time period.

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  • Avatar of Richard Yarrell
    May 22, 2011 at 5:37 am
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    Yeah i understand your plight but honestly one thing has nothing to do with the other..The Htc Evo 4g was the best 3g/4g device on the market in 2010 and the same will be said about the newest member to the evo family the Evo 3d. This device probably will come with a locked boatloader but it will not be encrypted so rooting the device will take place I say (1) week after the device has been on the market. The dev community is an excellent one they will find a way trust me. Meanwhile how can you not want or need the newest member of the evo family rather you have 4g or not it will be the fastest device on the market. 1.2.Ghz Dualcore processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Sense 3.0, 960by540 resolution, plus all the technology installed on the device the dual MHL/HDMI port for mirrioring the device to your tv, Htc watch, Htc likes, Htc hub, and Htc.com all installed on this device not to mention 4gigs of internal space for applications and 1gig of ram for speed insted of the current 512 on the evo 4g this device will be so fast rather it runs on 3g or 4g nothing will beat this. I loved my evo 4g it was the first 4g android device on the market in 2010 the granddaddy of 4g devices but the newest member to the family BLOWS AWAY our current model HANDS DOWN and when you get the chance to root this 3d device it will be CRAZY…BOTTOMLINE YOU SHOULD BE INLINE DAY ONE FOR THE EVO 3D NO EXCUSSES…

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  • Avatar of green2u
    May 24, 2011 at 3:01 am
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    It’s now May 24. Was the meeting about the possible Sprint June release of an updated Atrix with 4.3 inch screen and kickstand a la Evo 4G?

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