Best Buy Gets HTC Tablet First

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HTC officially entered the U.S. tablet market this week with Best Buy to be first out of the gate to offer the device.

Starting this spring, Best Buy will sell a WiFi only version of the HTC Flyer 7-inch tablet at a price to be announced.

Sprint also announced at the CTIA show this week that it will sell a 4G version of the tablet under the name Evo View 4G starting this summer.

Other than the wireless connection, the tablets are virtually the same, said reports.   They run a version of HTC’s Sense interface (from its smartphones) and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). They offer dual cameras, Flash support, built-in WiFi hotspot and a pen touch 7-inch display that works with a digital pen to capture notes. They use a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, HDMI output and DLNA networking support.

HTC FlyerSprint said the Evo View 4G will be upgraded to 3.0 (Honeycomb) at some point in the future. Again, pricing was not announced.

HTC and Sprint are also planning for summer a 4G phone with a 3D display called the Evo 3D. It’s the first 4G phone with a qHD 4.3 inch 3D display. It also has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and twin rear cameras for 3D photo and video capture, said PC World. It runs on Android 2.3 and has a built in 4G hotspot.

Sources: PC World via Yahoo! News, MobileBurn, CNET

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