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Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

June 4, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Washington Sprint stores sell out of HTC Evo 4G

This picture may show the last HTC Evo 4G phone being sold at a Sprint store in Washington during today’s launch sale. I took this about an hour ago at the store at Westlake Center, where the guy in the vest is getting the last one ready for a customer.

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A worker told me that all the stores in Washington are sold out after the morning rush but they’re hoping to get more soon. Westlake ran out during lunch and the store a few blocks away on Union ran out at around 11 a.m. I’ve asked Sprint for an official update. (I also heard that Radio Shack may still have a few …)

Meanwhile, there were still a few cookies left from this morning’s launch event at the Westlake store, where I briefly talked to one customer who said he’d buy an Evo if the store had any more in stock.

Here’s my review of the Evo 4G, the first phone to use Clearwire’s 4G network. I said that it has “network capabilities that may change the way people think about buying wireless and broadband service.”

One update: After the review was filed, Qik, the video chat application provider, clarified that the basic video chat features will be free. Premium features, including video archiving and the ability to upload videos to the service, will cost $4.99 a month starting July 15.

A chart that Qik posted, explaining the pricing tiers:

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Here’s a picture of a speed test of the 4G service at my desk — it was faster when I held it higher and closer to the window:

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Comments | Topics: broadband, Broadband, Clearwire

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