Earlier today, Sprint sent emails to many customers who preordered the HTC EVO 4G LTE, indicating that the device was ever closer to being shipped. The email emphasizes Sprint's unlimited data plans, and says that customers will start receiving notices concerning what shipping carrier will be used to deliver the device:

Thanks again for pre-ordering the new HTC EVO™ 4G LTE from Sprint.

This revolutionary smartphone is available to the public on Friday, May 18. So we'll do our absolute best to make sure you get yours first. Soon, you'll have unlimited access to all the things you love, only from Sprint.

We're processing your order now so look for your shipping confirmation email informing you of the specific carrier used for delivery, as well as the tracking number on the day that your phone ships.

There's also a link in the email to start shopping for EVO 4G LTE accessories. Only one week of waiting left!

Thanks, David and Jenn!