Well I wasn’t sure the day would come, but here we are. Something just popped up in my Twitter that I think will make all Evo owners jump for joy

HTC EVO 4G owners: Gingerbread headed your way! Android 2.3 update will be pushed beginning Monday, 6/6. Manual DLs 6/3 bit.ly/l52x8M

One thing worth noting in the link provided by Sprint is a small glimmer of hope at the end of the announcement

Gingerbread restores HTC EVO 4G’s ability to sync multiple Gmail™ accounts, display email attachments in the email client and fixes battery discharge issues.

Now to be fair, I’ve never noticed the first two issues as I only have one Gmail account setup on my phone and don’t use the default email client, but that battery issue… Now that’s appealing; impressive even. After almost exactly a year on the market, to see issues still being worked out is a good sign. Especially for an issue that’s had so much coverage that people have eventually learned to live with (See: Chargers, Many, Purchase of).

In addition to what Sprint touts, I’m also looking forward to HTTP responses being zipped, which should help to make some applications a bit snappier without doing much (read any) work. This is all great news indeed, and I suppose means that I’ll be bringing a laptop to Philadelphia with me this weekend just in case my phone suddenly stops working in the middle of the update. Small price to pay.

The goodies are available June 6, or you can do a manual update starting on June 3rd.