Could the HTC EVO 4G LTE be released on May 18? [Updated]

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You can safely take this with a fairly large grain of salt, but according to the latest rumor surrounding the HTC EVO 4G LTE, the device could hit store shelves as early as Friday, May 18 – much earlier than the June 6 date that was thrown around earlier.

A May 18 release date would break the mold that Sprint has set of releasing devices on Sundays. However, Sprint has made exceptions in the past for notable phones; for example, the original EVO 4G was also released on a Friday.

Additionally, HTC has said that the EVO 4G LTE can basically be considered a rebranded (and somewhat redesigned) HTC One X, which is set to hit AT&T on May 6. The HTC One S is also coming to T-Mobile on April 25, so HTC might want Sprint to release the device a bit earlier in the year than previous EVOs.

In any case, preoders are all set to begin on May 7, and that's definitely not a rumor.

[PhoneDog]

Update 4/23: This rumor has supposedly been corroborated by another source inside Sprint, although it's still just a rumor at this point. (Thanks, John!)

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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