HTC EVO View 4G will include the scribe, according to Sprint playbook

The HTC EVO View 4G, Sprint's branded version of the HTC Flyer (check our review), will include the HTC Scribe stylus, according to this leaked screen from Sprint's Playbook.  Like many of you guys, I was a bit put off about the Wifi version not including the pen here in the US (Phil had to talk me down more than once), because it's probably the best feature of the Flyer/View -- at least for me.  Apparently someone at Sprint agrees that the pen is a very important piece of the EVO View experience, and they're tossing it in.  Good for you, Sprint.  

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  • Can't read the fine print in that screenshot, but does the free Scribe by chance only apply if you sign up for a 2-year data plan? If so, then it's consistent with what was previously advertised on Sprint's website.
  • This might just be the limited-time offer Sprint announced: "Additionally, for a limited time, any customer who purchases HTC EVO View 4G will receive the HTC Scribe™ digital pen (otherwise sold separately) at no charge with a two-year service agreement – providing an additional savings of $79.99 on their purchase."
  • That is the catch. 2 year agreement! So, even if you cancel after one month you will have to pay $599 for the HTC and another $35 for the one month of data for a total of $634. More expensive than picking one up at BB for $499 and ordering the pen online for about $40. The key advantage with the Sprint version is 32GB of storage as opposed to 16GB on BB unit.
  • Folks have also confirmed that the pen for the Fujitsu Lifebook T580, which is an N-Trig DuoSense pen just like that of the Flyer/Evo View, works on the Flyer. The Fujitsu pen has only one button instead of two, and it corresponds with the highlight functionality, but the eraser functionality can be accessed through software controls in any event. Best part is, Fujitsu sells them directly for something like $25.