Sprint announced a 7-inch Android tablet from HTC today that expands its growing EVO line, the HTC EVO View 4g. While we’ve known HTC was getting into the tablet game since Mobile World Congress (MWC) last month in Spain. The inaugural tablet was known as the HTC Flyer at that time, but Sprint opted to rebrand it for release here in the United States to fit in better with its growing HTC partnership.
While the EVO View clocks in at only a 7-inch display, the 1024 x 600 touchscreen display will allow for stylus input via the HTC Scribe technology for easier note taking on the fly. Weighing only 420 grams, this should be an easy device to hold in one hand while writing on the screen with the other.
Where the EVO View 4G definitely falls down is definitely in the fact it will be running Android 2.4, the updated version of 2.3 Gingerbread that will even retain the same name. With Android 3.0 Honeycomb officially out now as the version built specifically for tablets, we’re not sure why HTC opted to keep with the 2.x operating system. Our own Noah Kravitz tried out a Flyer at MWC and loved it, so perhaps the HTC Sense skin over it helps out matters.
The HTC EVO View 4G is expected to ship this summer, but no word yet on pricing.
HTC EVO View 4G Tech Specs
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
- Dimensions: 7.7 inches (195.4 mm) x 4.4 inches (112.5 mm) x 0.5 inches (13.2 mm)
- Weight: 14.88 ounces (421.84 grams)
- Display: 7-inch (177.8 mm), 1024 x 600 touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom
- 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM; microSD slot (supports up to 32GB memory card)
- Dual cameras – a 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-
facing 1.3 megapixel camera
- Media player with 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
- Stereo Bluetooth 3.0
- 4G data speeds (WiMAX) – peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Integrated GPS
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
Do you have any interest in the HTC EVO View 4G?