July 15, 2010

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jul 15, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Once customers get their hands on this summer’s must-have smartphone, HTC EVO(TM) 4G from Sprint, they will appreciate the wide variety of accessories available to customize their experience, use it to stream video to their HDTV, stay powered-up, hold all of their photos and videos and so much more.

HTC EVO 4G comes with industry-leading features including an 8 MP camera and camcorder allowing users to capture important moments in high-def. The best way to share those moments is to display them on an HD-capable television. Sprint offers a 6-foot HDMI Cable for $29.99 (plus tax) that easily plugs into the bottom of the phone making it a snap to watch high-def video stored on the device on an HDTV.

HTC EVO 4G offers the ability take movies and music everywhere, and the best way to enjoy that is in stereo. Plantronics BackBeat(TM) 903 Bluetooth(R) Stereo Headphones feature Altec Lansing sound technology for rich, full-spectrum stereo music and dual-mic AudioIQ(R) noise-canceling technology for exceptional call clarity. These wireless headphones are available for $99.99 (plus tax) and work with stereo Bluetooth devices. They have telescoping and rotating earpieces for a stable and comfortable fit and easily fold for quick storage in a pocket or bag.

For the cost-conscious audiophile, Sprint also offers a wired Stereo Headset for just $29.99 (plus tax) that plugs into HTC EVO 4G’s standard 3.5 mm headset jack. It features a lightweight and comfortable design, tangle-free cord and exceptional sound quality. The Sprint Stereo Headset also makes it easy to take a phone call and has built-in controls for answering phone calls, volume adjustments and mute.

Safe & Sound, Looking Fine

Sprint offers a variety of cases, skins and gels to protect the device from inevitable nicks and scratches. These cases feature easy access to all the buttons and ports on the smartphone and are designed for easy access to all its features.

Options include:

  • HTC Silicone Gels make a nice protective cover to prevent scuffs and scratches. Offered in black or raspberry, they provide fun and unique styling to help the phone stand out in a crowd. They are available for $14.99 (plus tax).
  • Sprint also offers the HTC Custom Phone Covers in a three-color combo kit - Grey, Blue and Red - for $24.99 (plus tax). These custom covers allow the user to change the phones appearance to match their mood or the outfit they’re wearing that day.
  • The Body Glove Cover is an ultra thin case in Black with a Silver textured insert. Its flat back and smooth finish let the phone slip easily into a pocket or purse, and is available for $24.99 (plus tax).
  • For something simple yet functional, Sprint offers the White Accent Shield for $19.99 (plus tax). This classic, yet basic protective cover snaps onto HTC EVO 4G and offers easy access to all the features of the smartphone.
  • Custom Screen Protectors reduce glare and shield HTC EVO 4G from scratches. They are easy to fit and apply to the touchscreen and leave no residue when removed. For only $12.99 (plus tax), the Custom Screen Protectors pack includes two regular and one anti-glare screen protector.
  • The elegant HTC Custom Leather Case keeps this smartphone on the hip while also protecting it. The case easily attaches to most belts and stores the phone horizontally for easy access. It is available for $29.99 (plus tax).

Essentials for Power & Memory

When it comes time to recharge HTC EVO 4G, Sprint offers a wide variety of power solutions.

For those on the go, Sprint also offers the Sprint Travel Charger Plus for $39.99 (plus tax). The Sprint Travel Charger Plus is a wall charger that doubles as a portable charger thanks to an internal 1000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery that charges your phone when a wall charger outlet isn’t available. The charger connects to a power outlet to let users charge their phone and the battery, while they talk. It also features prongs that fold away for easy storage and travel.

The SOLIO Mono Hybrid Charger is an eco-friendly solar-powered charger that can store power from the sun or an electrical socket to recharge a mobile phone anywhere, anytime. The SOLIO charger includes a large internal Lithium-ion battery that can easily be recharged via included USB cable, AC Travel Charger or solar energy, and retails for $59.99 (plus tax). It also uses a high percentage of post-consumer recycled paperboard packaging.

Sprint also offers some classic power solutions, including:

  • HTC Standard Battery: $44.99 (plus tax)
  • Vehicle Charger: $34.99 (plus tax)
  • All-in-One Vehicle & Wall Charger: $39.99 (plus tax)

The SanDisk Mobile Ultra line of high-performance memory cards provides ultra fast and ultra convenient, high-capacity solutions to shorten the time spent managing music, videos, photos, and games. SanDisk(R) Mobile Ultra(TM) microSDHC memory cards are available in a variety of storage capacities, including:

  • 4 GB memory card: $29.99 (plus tax)
  • 8 GB memory card: $49.99 (plus tax)
  • 16 GB memory card with pocket-sized SanDisk MobileMate Micro card USB reader for convenient connection to a PC: $99.99 (plus tax)

For the latest on HTC EVO 4G accessories, visit your local Sprint store or www.sprint.com/accessories.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 48 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, and is the first and only wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless and instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. With its customer-focused strategy, you can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

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