Sprint officially announces HTC EVO View for June 24th, begins selling RIM PlayBook
Early rumors on the launch of the HTC EVO View 4G were right on target, as Sprint has now officially announced that the WiMAX-enabled HTC Flyer will begin selling this June 24th in the U.S. The tablet is claimed to be the first 4G tablet ever to hit the market.
Additionally, Sprint has begun selling the RIM PlayBook through its online store. Oddly enough, the company is carrying the WiFi model only. Whether or not Sprint will release a 3G or 4G-equipped PlayBook is currently unknown, but the chances are looking quite slim, especially since previous rumors have hinted at the cancellation of the PlayBook for the Sprint network.
The 7-inch HTC EVO View 4G is equipped with a 1.5GHz single-core Snapdragon CPU with 1GB RAM and ships with Android Gingerbread. An upgrade to Android Honeycomb is promised to come as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the 7-inch RIM PlayBook runs on a 1GHz dual-core OMAP4430 CPU with 1GB RAM and its proprietary BlackBerry Tablet OS.
Sprint will be selling the EVO View for $400 at launch with a 2-year data contract. Fortunately, the Digital Scribe stylus will be thrown in for free, but only for a limited time. The WiFi-only PlayBook is now available through Sprint for $500.