I tell you what, I know where I'm buying my next phone. After a massive Verizon sale earlier this month, the Wireless store at Amazon is selling the brand-new HTC EVO Design 4G for just thirty bones - a savings of $70 on the retail version. Of course, to get this rock-bottom price you'll have to sign up for a new two-year service agreement. The phone's already back-ordered, so you might want to get an order in soon.
The HTC EVO Design 4G is an updated version of the EVO Shift 4G, and a worthy one at that. IT utilizes HTC's newfangled unibody metal construction, and with a 4-inch qHD screen it looks good from either side. A 1.2GHz processor and 769MB of RAM should handle Gingerbread nicely, and the 1520 mAh battery should be alright as long as you don't hit the WiMAX too hard. 4GB of on-board storage is bolstered by a generous 8GB MicroSD card, and assuming you can find a 4G signal, you can share it with up to 8 devices via the mobile hotspot app.
We got a good look at the EVO Design 4G earlier today. Have a gander at our hands-on video to see the device in action. Early reports are that it's a solid alternative for the $100 price tag, so at just $29.99, it's a real bargain. Head on over to the Amazon link above to get one for yourself, or wait for the Android Community review later this week.