HTC Evo View 4G tablet $399 at Sprint June 24, pen included

Summary:The Sprint EVO View 4G tablet will be coming to Sprint on June 24, and will sell for $399 with a new two-year data contract with the carrier.

The 7-inch HTC Flyer tablet has been wowing reviewers, myself included, since the Wi-Fi version was released a few weeks ago. Sprint has finally come clean about the model it will be offering, the EVO View 4G. The tablet will be coming to Sprint on June 24, and will sell for $399 with a new two-year data contract with the carrier.

That price sounds a little high for a subsidized device, but it includes the magic pen that is not included with the $499 model being sold at Best Buy. If you include the $80 pen, the $399 Sprint price is not bad for a tablet that also has double the memory of the cheaper version (32GB). The Sprint model also includes 4G capability, making it work on the carrier's WiMAX network; it drops down to the Sprint 3G network (EVDO) when out of 4G coverage areas.

The full specs of the Sprint EVO View 4G show a well-rounded tablet:

  • 3G/4G speed and Wi-Fi-capable
  • Large 7-inch touchscreen that’s also easy to hold in one hand, with pinch-to-zoom capability
  • HTC Scribe lets you capture meeting or class notes, add annotations, sign documents and more
  • Dual cameras—5.0 megapixel rear-facing and 1.3 megapixel front-facing
  • 32 GB memory to store movies, photos and apps
  • 1.5 GHz processor
  • 4000 mAh lithium-polymer battery
  • Mobile hotspot capability for up to eight Wi-Fi—enabled devices
  • GPS Navigation
  • Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • microSD Card slot, 32-GB-capable
  • 32 GB internal memory, 1 GB RAM
  • Media player with 3.5 mm headset jack and micro USB
  • Accelerometer, proximity and light sensor
  • Digital compass
  • HD video recording
  • HTML web browser with Google search and Flash® support (Adobe® 10.1)
  • Sprint Mobile Wallet, bringing flexibility, security and reliability to payment processing
  • Personal and business email, IM and text message
  • Easily view Microsoft® documents on Word, Excel,® PowerPoint® and PDF
  • Social-networking integration with Facebook,® Twitter, and more
  • Sprint apps including Sprint TV,® Sprint Football Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile?
  • Google Mobile wireless services including YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps and more
  • Android Market, with access to more than 150,000 apps

The subsidized price requires either a new contract with Sprint or a qualifying upgrade. I just might be trying to upgrade my Galaxy Tab on contract with Sprint for the View, as I have been testing the Flyer and find it to be a wonderful tablet.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, HTC, Laptops, Tablets, Telcos, Wi-Fi

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James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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