HTC Evo View 4G

As expected, Sprint has announced the HTC Evo View 4G tablet at their CTIA 2011 event held this afternoon.  The 7-inch tablet sports a 1024x600 display, and weighs in at 420 grams.  This is Sprint's version of the HTC Flyer, and also includes HTC Scribe technology using a special pen as an input device.  The specs:

  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm CPU
  • 1 GB RAM, 32 GB Internal memory
  • Micro SDcard slot
  • 5 MP read HD camera, 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • 4G WiMax connectivity
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wifi
  • GPS
  • Bluetooth 3.0

Available sometime this summer, but no word on pricing.  We're excited about this one, watch for some hands-on time later. Sprint's press release is after the break.

HTC EVO View 4G fact sheet
 Bringing the award-winning EVO experience to a tablet
 HTC EVO View 4G™ brings the best of the EVO experience to a sleek, easy-to-carry tablet design. As the perfect combination e-reader, media player and portable computing device, HTC EVO View 4G offers a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom for a premium entertainment experience with HD-quality video and rich Web browsing experience.  It features two cameras – a 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. With integrated HD-video (720p) capture and the 4G speeds of HTC EVO View 4G, slow uploads and grainy video are a thing of the past. Using HTC Scribe Technology™, HTC EVO View 4G will offer a new way to interact with a tablet. HTC Scribe introduces the HTC Scribe™ digital pen (sold separately) to the tablet experience and unlocks new capabilities. When combined with Evernote™, a leading notes application and service, the user will have the ability to capture and make notes on Web pages, ebooks, PDF documents and more, in an easy and natural way. 
·       Android operating system
·       HTC Scribe Technology enabling enhanced voice-synchronized note taking with the HTC Scribe digital pen using Timemark to capture the audio of a meeting at the same time as written notes
·       Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Voice Actions and YouTube™
·       Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
·       3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
·       Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
·       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
·       3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) – peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps
·       Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n)
·       Integrated GPS
·       Dual cameras – a 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera – HTC EVO View 4G unleashes the ability to create, stream and watch video or video chat with the Qik mobile app
·       Blockbuster On Demand® to rent or purchase the hottest new releases on the same day they become available on Blu-ray and DVD
·       Sprint Zone, Sprint Mobile Wallet, Sprint Football Live, Sprint Family Locator, Sprint Navigation and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
·       Media player with 3.5 mm stereo headset jack
·       Stereo Bluetooth 3.0
·       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)
·       Battery: 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery

Note: Device features, specifications, services and applications are subject to change.


Reader comments

Sprint announces the HTC View 4G


Right now the Tab 8.9 has made a better first impression on me. Not sure 7 inches is a good size...

The only thing going for this one is the stylus.

Oh well, I'll just have to pick an EVO 3D and pair it with the Tab 8.9. :)

I'm torn. Summer is a long time to wait, though I still have a couple of weeks left of my 30 day test period with the Galaxy Tab. I can't decide if I want to wait a couple of months with no mobile or not. It looks so good, though.

That thing is hideous. I can't believe HTC is actually marketing this. What's with all of the space between icons on the homescreen??? The Sammy GTab 8.9 is looking much better than this piece of junk.

So, you determine the value of a device by how much space is between icons? Excellent method, very unique. You should start your own tech website. I think you can argue effectively why you think the new GTs are better. But to discount the View simply for homescreen layout is crazy when, for one, it is made by HTC, and for another, the hardware is pretty doggone snappy.

Single core 1.5 ghz vs dual core. Hmmmmm. Also I want sence but ended up with. A droid x. Hope a wifi only version is coming. Wont by it on contract. 7 vs 8.9. Not a factor.

Dual core doesn't matter until OSs and all apps utilize it. Right now it is no more than boobs on a bull.

cannot see what makes this tab worth it besides HTC branding
has same faults has og galaxy tab and would much rather have dual core honeycomb

To hold it. It doesn't have a handle on the back on anything. Try (and I mean try) holding a XOOm and you will understand.

Yawn. Too small, single core, not 3.0. Why they are not pushing their 10" I don't understand.

Well, nice to have options, though.

Well,47 weeks later,this tablet has everything it needs to be what we hoped it would be.Unfortunately though I suspect I'm one of the very few who waited patiently,so I must say it has REALLY paid off.This is one awesome tablet NOW.Honeycomb and this tab are definitely a perfect match,it has absolutely no flaws now,IMHO.Everyone should do an updated review on this tab,if so ,I know sales would increase enough to warrant HTC building more.Most likely won't happen,and would be a shame,because this is one smokin tab since all the updates.