At this years CTIA’s Mobile Life Conference back in March HTC announced the first of their Android tablets, the HTC Flyer and it’s 4G twin, the HTC Evo View 4G on Sprint. Well the time has come and today the HTC Evo View 4G arrives.
The Evo View 4G will be $399 with a new two year data agreement and includes the HTC Scribe (HTC’s digital pen). We just confirmed with Sprint today that 4G data is unlimited on the HTC Evo View 4G and 3G data is capped at 5gb. At 5gb Sprint will begin to throttle your 3G data.
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We also learned today that the HTC Evo View 4G received a pre-release update to Android Gingerbread 2.3.4 which will include gtalk’s video calling over 3g, 4g and wifi.
There is a lot of debate online about whether the HTC Evo View 4G will do well. First it brings the new digitized feature to the tablet arena. Certain apps have been digitized like the notes app. The HTC Evo View 4G also features an exciting “setting” called scribble. You can use the HTC Scribe and scibble on a new fresh note, a web page or anything you take a screen shot of. Screen Shots are a breeze just click the pen and bam, instant screen shot.
While some view the fact that the HTC Evo View 4G is running Gingerbread underneath HTC Sense as a downfall to the View 4G. With the small number of Honeycomb apps and over 230,000 available for Gingerbread, we actually think it’s a win.
Then, there is the newly designed Sense for tablets. Sense for tablets was built from the ground up for HTC’s larger screens. It provides a 3d homescreen wheel when in landscape mode and a continuous flow of homescreen pages in portrait mode. Sense for tablets also enables great things like scribble, and an audio note taking feature that will add audio to notes you’re taking with the scribe.
Out of all the available UI’s like HTC Sense, Samsung’s Touch Wiz and Motorola’s Moto Blur, many agree that HTC Sense actually gets it right and keeps the user in mind. If you don’t like Sense I’m sure someone will be able to help you remove it in no time at all.
So if you want this thing, go get it. Head into a Sprint store and put down $400, you’ll get the $79 HTC Scribe for free.