Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G launch June 4th is the release date. $199.99

Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G launch June 4th is the release date. $199.99

3:10pm
Sprint’s Dan Hesse takes the stage.

3:15pm
June 4th is the release date. $199.99 is the price. That got some applause

3:18pm
Sprint lit up a local 4G WiMAX network in NYC for this event. We’re posting right now on Sprint’s 4G network.

3:19pm
Sprint and Disney are teaming up to push the EVO 4G. We’ll be previewing Prince Of Persia in about an hour. Thanks, Sprint!

Talking about the EVO 4G’s 4.3-inch display, the 8-megapixel camera, the HD video recording, and the possibilities for consuming Disney content on the Evo 4G.

3:20pm
“Given our studio’s longstanding relationship with Jerry Bruckheimer, we’re proud to give you all a preview of this Summer’s upcoming Prince of Persia blockbuster.”

Talking more about Bruckheimer.

3:21pm
Watching a Jerry Bruckheimer movie montage. Kind of cheesy.

3:23pm
Time for another Evo 4G demo. This is probably going to be a lot like what we say at CTIA Las Vegas.

Update

3:25pm
Showing off YouTube HQ on the Evo 4G.

Oh snap, comparing to Verizon (NYSE: VZ)’s Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Droid.

3:26pm
Double snap! The Droid just failed to load the video. Back in action now. That was fortunate for Sprint and HTC.

3:30pm
Talking about the Evo 4G’s 8-megapixel camera. Has the ability to record 720p HD video and then share to a big TV through the built-in HDMI port.

Will have a docking station accessory available at launch. Just pop Evo into dock and start streaming to TV. Cool.

3:31pm
Now they claim that they can do simultaneous voice and data, only because it’s using WiMAX for data and CDMA for voice. Won’t be possible in non-4G markets.

3:32pm
Demo of simultaneous voice and data right now. Staged phone call. Cheesy, but effective.

Showing off pinch zooming and Flash content. Nice dig at Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and iPhone!

3:35pm
“Why Kevin, we never figured out how to get there.”

“That’s fine, let’s use the Layar augmented reality browser to figure out our location with GPS and find a nearby subway station”

I’d like some wine with all this cheese.

Demonstrating Layar for finding a subway station.

3:40pm
The Evo’s front-facing camera can be used to video chat, and Sprint will be launching two-way video chat with the Evo 4G.

Demonstrating video chatting live on stage. There are issues. Not good for a live demo.

3:42pm
Qik is a partner for video chat for Sprint.

3:43pm
Looks like they’re giving up on the video chat demo. That’s how live demos go!

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