Looks like Sprint's underling companies have been busy working on bringing the first taste of 4G to the pay-as-you-go market. Piggybacking off of Sprint's 4G WiMax network, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile will both begin offering one 4G-capable smartphone each on May 31st: the HTC EVO V 4G on Virgin and the EVO Design 4G will be representing all that WiMax has to offer on Boost.

HTC EVO V 4G

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The EVO V appears to be some sort of rehash of the EVO 3D:

  • 4.3-inch qHD display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP rear shooter with 3D imaging, 1.3MP front camera
  • 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 1730mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 3.6

There's no word on processor or clock speed, but I'll be surprised if it's not the same 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon that's in the original EVO 3D.

EVO Design 4G

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Another rebranded Sprint device, the EVO Design 4G on Boost Mobile is virtually identical to its Now Network cousin, with one major difference:

  • 4-inch qHD S-LCD display
  • 1.2Ghz single-core Snapdragon processor
  • 768MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot 
  • 5MP rear shooter with HD video capture (720p), 1.3MP front camera
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 3.6

I have to say, the desire to cut the cord and jump over to a pay-as-you-go network is getting more appealing every day and these two new WiMax offerings from Boost and Virgin are good examples that Sprint means business with its subsidiaries.

Both devices will be available beginning May 31st for $299 each with no contract.