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Best Buy Mobile begins HTC Evo Shift 4G presale

Moments ago, Best Buy Mobile outlined their presale plans for Sprint's latest Android-powered QWERTY slider -- the HTC Evo Shift 4G.  Best Buy Reward Zone members are also given an exclusive chance to be one of the first people in the country to own an HTC Evo Shift 4G.  Best Buy Reward Zone card holders can preorder their handset now, and will receive their goods as early as Jan. 6, while the general public must wait until Jan. 9.

Head on over to Best Buy Mobile's website (opens in new tab) to get your preorder on.  The HTC Evo Shift 4G will set you back a cool $149.99 on contract, or if you're like Jerry and you avoid contracts like the plague, you can dish out the full retail cost -- $549.99.

Need more Evo Shift 4G?  Check out an video review via Wirefly (which also will be selling the phone -- convenient, eh?) after the break. [Best Buy Mobile]

  • Wirefly has it for 119$
  • I want to see the back of this bad boy
  • Come on man. what do you only come to AC for Tech news?
  • so no front camera not good wanted for wife so when im out of town we could do the face talk thing.i guess ill wait to see whats next from Sprint
  • So what if you are already on a 2 years contract with Sprint, how much would it cost to pick up this phone?
  • If you go through Sprint it will be $150 on new 2 year contract. $400 off contract. $325 if you are in month 13-22 and are not a premier member or not the primary number on the account. Best Buy's off contract prices are usually $100+ more than through Sprint. At least with the Evo and the Shift.
  • WHO CARES! REALLY! it's a G2.
  • 549.99 no contract!
  • Only through best buy. If you go to Sprint's site is says the Shift is $150 after $100 mail in rebate and with the $150 new member discount. That calculates out to $400 without any discounts.
  • I see $149 at Wirefly. Is there a promo code or anything?
  • I think the reviewer likes this phone 1:50
  • I don't get why my comment is being spammed when its not anything remorely bad but some douche on here can troll and be an ass. Whateber
  • I hate this "phone doctor" dude.
  • hmmmm... upgrade my hero to this phone or wait to see what else sprint has coming out at CES???
  • Man you better wait... If you didn't get an EVO then just wait until the Tegra 2s start rolling in
  • No funny hinge like my g2. Im jealous.
  • Can someone explain to me how this is $50 more than the Galaxy Tab? Other than price fixing and collusion between carriers and OEMs.
  • How is the battery life?
  • I bet the battery life is pretty good because of the smaller screen.
    Dammit i still wanted the samsung epic for sister, but i had to return it because of the GPS issues, i suppose this will do.
  • Yeah I would check around and see how the battery life of the G2 is. Apparently this has the same internals and a 0.1" smaller screen so it should get similar if not better battery life as the G2 depending on what a 0.1 inch smaller screen does for battery life.
  • Just came from my best buy and they are having a soft launch so i preordered my evo shift and im picking it up friday
  • Maybe Sprint bought this model to make any February HP WebOS product look good. Wow. What a wasted opportunity. Who is actually going to pay a $10.00 a month premium to own this thing? Could have been a very strong contender if made more durable (gorilla glass) and a FFC that the other kids will be using in video chat. Probably not a bad phone, but who would want to justify why they bought it when people ask?