HTC Introduces 7" EVO View 4G Tablet

A new tablet, at a cellphone show? That's the truth! Sprint and HTC not only launched the EVO 3D today, they also launched the EVO View 4G, one of the first WiMAX tablets. It's a 7" 1024x600 display, with a powerful 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the latest version of HTC Sense, dual cameras (5MP HD camera + 1.3MP camera) and an aluminum casing.

Other specs include a 3G/4G mobile hotspot, full-on Google service suite, access to the Android Market, Blockbuster on Demand, 32GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM, a microSD slot, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 3.0, integrated GPS, a 4000mAh Li-ion battery and a stylus. Yeah, a stylus! HTC is also including their Scribe technology, and when combined with Evernote, it allows users to doodle on the tablet with loads of accuracy. As with the others announced today, there's no price or release date, but hopefully that'll be announced soon.

Bringing the EVO Experience to a Tablet

Sprint and HTC’s first 3G/4G Android tablet together, HTC EVO View 4G, will bring the best of the HTC EVO experience into a tablet design with a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom, a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor and the latest version of HTC Sense. As the perfect combination e-reader, media player and portable computing device, HTC EVO View 4G offers a premium entertainment experience with HD-quality video and a rich Web-browsing experience with the ability to browse the Web on Flash-enabled sites.

With dual cameras – a main 5 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 over the lightning-fast 4G network, share via YouTube™ or Facebook® and watch video with the Qik mobile app.

Although the sleek, aluminum-encased tablet weighs less than a paperback book, it is a powerful productivity tool for business customers and consumers. With lightning-fast 4G connectivity and a large touchscreen display, HTC EVO View 4G makes it even easier to manage e-mail, and its front-facing camera makes the Qik video chat application an easy and appealing way to conduct business while on-the-go..

Additional key features of HTC EVO View 4G include:

    * 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
    * Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Voice Actions, and YouTube
    * Corporate e-mail (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), personal (POP and IMAP) e-mail and instant messaging
    * Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
    * Blockbuster On Demand® to rent or purchase the hottest new releases on the same day they become available on Blu-ray and DVD
    * 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM
    * microSD slot (supports up to 32GB memory card)
    * Wi-Fi b/g/n
    * Bluetooth 3.0
    * Integrated GPS
    * 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery

With HTC Scribe Technology™, HTC EVO View 4G will offer a new way to interact with a tablet.  HTC Scribe Technology introduces a unique digital pen 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. Additionally, HTC Scribe enables enhanced voice-synchronized note taking using a feature called Timemark, making it possible to capture the audio of a meeting at the same time as written notes.

Also improving on the tablet experience, HTC EVO View 4G allows users to draw, take notes and highlight text on documents on the tablet with the HTC Scribe™ digital pen. Sold separately and available this summer, the enhanced functionality of the HTC Scribe brings creativity to life. For example, the user can draw a sketch or add notations and highlight paragraphs, while reading an eBook, review and comment on PDF documents and add casual comment on photos.

A Sprint developer guide for HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G will be available on the Sprint Application Developer website at launch. The developer guide will provide details and information on how to take advantage of their unique hardware and software capabilities, including 3D, HDMI output, DLNA and HTC Scribe Technology on the Sprint Network.

As the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology, Sprint made history by launching 4G in Baltimore in September 2008. Sprint currently offers 4G service in 71 markets in 28 states. For more information, visit

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