The HTC EVO 4G has been officially announced as back in stock but the device might not be available for much longer. It looks like HTC is still having problems when it comes to making this device so go grab one while you can. I wonder if they’ll have enough HD units to go around when the gets launched.
The Samsung Epic 4G on the other hand is launching today, and since Samsung sold 1 million units in the USA, and 1 million more in South Korea, I don’t think they’ll run out of stock on this one as Samsung launched the Galaxy S in multiple markets about the and we haven’t heard anything about stock issues so far.
So what handset should you buy? Well, Sprint came out with its own video in which it compared the EVO 4G and the Epic 4G. The comparison was just a little biased towards the Epic 4G, and while it’s understandable why they’re very interested in selling that smartphone model, I’d still argue that it’s pretty difficult to choose one of the two.
The HTC EVO 4G has a great 4.3-inch touchscreen display, a built-in stand and Froyo already running the show. It costs $199.99 with a new 2-year contract. The Epic 4G comes with a smaller 4-inch display and a full , which makes it a better messaging tool, and only Android 2.1 on board, at least for now. It costs $249.99 with a 2-year contract although it might still be available from Amazon for $199.99. Oh, and don’t let the screenshot above fool you; they’re both Android devices although just one is marked as one.
Does that help you choose your next 4G smartphone? Of course if your area hasn’t been covered with WiMAX love then getting a 4G device isn’t really necessary, is it? Anyway, like always, it’s choosing time: the HTC EVO 4G or the Samsung Epic 4G?