We’ve been following the HTC Knight / EVO Shift 4G for some time, and now it looks like the Sprint-bound, Desire Z-esque handset will be available from Best Buy for just $150 on two-year contract. This according to a supposedly leaked screenshot published by Android Police, which lists the 4G QWERTY slider at $550 retail, but doesn’t reveal when the big box retailer plans to begin selling the device. Those Sprint customers looking to pick up a Shift 4G as part of a contract renewal will also apparently pay the same $150 as new customers.
We’ve heard that the newest EVO will pack the same highly-overclockable 800MHz processor as the Desire Z, along with a 3.7-inch screen, WiMax connectivity, and either a five- or eight-megapixel camera. At $100 less than the similarly-spec’ed Samsung Epic 4G Galaxy S variant, this model looks to be a pretty good deal — although direct-from-carrier pricing has yet to be revealed as well.
While we once thought that HTC had abandoned the EVO Shift 4G trademark, leading us to suspect a Knight retail branding, apparently the Taiwanese OEM only requested abandonment on one of several filings for that mark.
Source: Android Police