Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) will take the wraps off two of its highly anticipated summer devices on June 24: the HTC Evo 3D smartphone and Evo View 4G tablet.
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The carrier said the Evo 3D will sell for $199.99 with a two-year contract and the View tablet will go for $399.99 with a two-year contract. Both devices use Clearwire's (NASDAQ:CLWR) mobile WiMAX network and were announced in March at the CTIA Wireless 2011 conference.
The gadgets are evolutions of the Evo brand, which Sprint has decided to maintain and cultivate following last year's success with the Evo smartphone. HTC is hoping that the launches can continue the momentum it has experienced the last several months. Last week at Qualcomm's (NASDAQ:QCOM) Uplinq conference, HTC CEo Peter Chou trumpeted the 9.7 million smartphone shipments the company had in the first quarter; HTC had 25 million units shipped in all of 2010.
The HTC Evo 3D is the first device in the U.S. to sport a qHD 3D display, delivering a "Glasses-free" 3D viewing experience. The phone captures 3D video in 720p via dual 5-megapixel cameras and can play it back in 1080p. Users can easily toggle between 3D and 2D capture and the gadget also has DLN and HDMI support, so users can share content wirelessly with an HDTV as well as share 3D content via a separate HDMI cable. The smartphone runs on Gingerbread, the latest version of Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 2.3 platform, as well as HTC's latest version of its Sense user interface, which features a rotating 3D user interface. The phone has a 4.3-inch display, dual-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Meanwhile, the View is essentially a WiMAX version of the HTC Flyer, which debuted at Mobile World Congress. It runs on Android 2.3 and will be upgraded to Android 3.0, or Honeycomb, Sprint said. The View features a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 7-inch screen with 1024x600 resolution, 5-megapixel camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting and 32 GB of internal storage. Both the Evo 3D and the Evo View have the ability to serve as mobile hotspots and share a WiMAX connection with up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices. One of the main selling points of the tablet is HTC's Scribe technology. The tablet comes with a pen and has e-ink technology throughout the UI design, allowing users to write notes via their own handwriting.
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