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HTC EVO View 4G is Sprint's 7" tablet of choice, to come in the summer

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HTC EVO View 4G is Sprint's 7
Having seen the HTC EVO View 4G already show up on Sprint's official web page, we aren't really taken by surprise now that Dan Hesse, Sprint CEO, officially introduced the device at CTIA 2011. For those who have missed our previous coverage on the HTC EVO View 4G, we shall say that it's an almost exact copy of the HTC Flyer, the 7-inch tablet that the manufacturer unveiled at MWC 2011. What's the difference? Well, the EVO View 4G is actually... 4G, being able to connect to Sprint's high-speed WiMAX network.

So, as we mentioned, the HTC EVO View 4G for Sprint will sport a 7" capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 600x1024. Naturally, you'll be able to use it with HTC's Scribe technology (a digital stylus), which should ease the process of taking notes. Other useful features include HDMI-out and DLNA support, as well as mobile hotspot for up to 8 devices.

Software-wise, the biggest drawback to the HTC EVO View 4G seems to be its initial launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Fortunately, HTC has promised an update to Honeycomb sometime down the road. However, we hope our encounter with the Android 2.3 tablet won't be really such a pain, since masking the UI will be non other than the critically-acclaimed Sense user interface. Still, we've not encountered it in its tablet-powering form yet, so who knows, it might either be fine, or a disaster. We'll see.

The HTC EVO View 4G for Sprint will hit the market sometime in the summer, when it'll undoubtedly face some fierce competition on the tablet market, mainly from devices like the BlackBerry PlayBook, T-Mobile G-Slate and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

source: HTC

HTC EVO View 4G will launch with Android 2.3, but will be updated to Honeycomb later
HTC EVO View 4G will launch with Android 2.3, but will be updated to Honeycomb later
HTC EVO View 4G will launch with Android 2.3, but will be updated to Honeycomb later

HTC EVO View 4G will launch with Android 2.3, but will be updated to Honeycomb later


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posted on 22 Mar 2011, 13:45 1

1. jovy121 (Posts: 14; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


I just Jizzed all over my self.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 14:03 2

2. Super EVO Android (unregistered)


I made a mistake & got a Samsung Epic 4G. I know spare me the pain! Anyway I really wanted an EVO 4G but it was sold out. I have had the Epic ball & chain for way too long. I am going to buy the EVO 3D @ full price just to get away from Samsung. The EVO View looks good but I will get the Motorola XOOM. I need dual cores only. I don't get why anyone will drop a "high end device" with only a single core? I think it's a mistake HTC is doing with the EVO View.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 15:44

4. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


Same her I got the epic for the key board and super amoled display but htc is so nasty im for sure getting the evo 3d

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 09:54

8. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


What's wrong with the Epic 4G? Why don't you enjoy it?

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 15:18

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5783; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Why can't 'they' (basically every non-Apple manufacturer other than maybe Moto) ship on a quicker timeframe after launch/announcement? They are missing sales. Do you think the iSheeple are holding off their iPad 2 purchases for 3 months? If the products were available now, Apple might start to lose sales.

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 16:34

5. Hello-dirt (Posts: 102; Member since: 02 May 2010)


Exactly. I would love to buy the tab 10.1 now, but by summer I will be looking forward to the tabs set to arrive during the holidays.

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 03:14

6. harizen13 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Mar 2011)


Since it has the Adreno GPU on it I believe this Snapdragon processor is a dual core. Could be wrong... but here's a link to Qualcomm's Snapdragon page:http://www.qualcomm.com/snapdragon/specs

posted on 23 Mar 2011, 03:24

7. harizen13 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Mar 2011)


My Bad! Was thinking of the EVO 3D!

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 06:16

10. CJ (unregistered)


Can anyone recommend a phone with scribe capabilities. I am a student and looking for a tablet - 7 inch screen to take with me on research instead of carrying a laptop. Need something like this to take notes etc. I know there is the HTC Flyer but - hey man, a student can't afford the hefty price HTC has put on it and also having to spend another $80.00 to buy the scribe pen. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks

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