RadioShack: Preorders for 4G smartphone to start

Fri, 05/14/2010 - 8:30am
The Associated Press

Consumer electronics company RadioShack Corp. said Friday that customers will be able to preorder the 4G smartphone HTC EVO starting on Saturday.

The phone, which uses Sprint service, will be available in stores on June 4. Customers that want to preorder can buy a $50 RadioShack gift card and apply it toward the purchase when they pick up the device.

The phone's features include an 8.0-megapixel camera on the back and a 4.3-inch touch screen. It uses the Android 2.1 operating system.

Last month RadioShack reported that its first-quarter profit climbed more than 16 percent on better sales.

Shares of RadioShack fell 45 cents, or 2.2 percent, to $20.20 in morning trading.


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