I own a HTC Evo as a smarphone, so I can notice that it has a lot of modifications from the phone, for instance, when you view the built-in Mail app in landscape mode, you will see your messages list on the left side, while the reading pane is on the right.
Actually if you are familiar with HTC or Droid devices, you will find this tablet very easy to use too. In a nutshell, I’m so pleased with this HTC EVO View tablet, especially for everyday use. The 7″ screen is just a perfect size for daily use.
In the box, you will find the HTC 7″ tablet, manual guide, cord, and a charger. (got it at $200)
HTC EVO View vs iPad 2
Without doubt, Apple’s iPad 2 has the best viewing angle for a tablet until today, it’s fairly big, but I hardly take it out because it’s bigger and heavier. On the other hand, this HTC flyer tablet is with me constantly, because if fits perfectly into my bag.
It’s also very light, to me, it feels almost 50% lighter than my iPad. I even had a thought to sell my iPad on ebay, but I am still hang onto it, will update in another week or so, and ask me.
The capacitive screen quality is specially excellent, really bright and you can read in sunlight, basically it has better screen size than iPad 2. It’s bacause of the screen pixels resolution, 1024×600 on this HTC flyer tablet, a little less than 1024×768 on iPad, therefore you can display more datas on your screen, only with slightly smaller screen!.
This tablet came with 2.3 Gingerbread Android version, but the OS update to Android 3.2 Honeycomb is ready to download as soon as you boot it up and connected to your internet.
The most important point is, this tablet does not require SPRINT contract. It features 3G or 4G built-in (it costs around $20 for 1 GB data plan), but you don’t have to use it if you don’t want. It’s actually one of those top wi-fi enabled device, so you can always use it with your wi-fi connectivity.
I am using this flyer tablet everyday, and I use it mainly for typing my documents, still I got 1 1/2 days of battery life, so I definitely don’t have any issues with the battery life with this device.
HTC EVO View for a phone?
A surprising feature is that it allows you to do text messages, it is one of a phone’s capability so I really didn’t expect to have this feature on this tablet, but it’s there! You can also do phone or video calls by using skype because there are mics and a 5MP rear- and 1.3MP front-facing built-in cameras.
With the Kindle app, this tablet is great to read books, once again, the 7″ screen size really emulates you like reading a real paperback, viewing web is excellent with the auto text size adjusting features when you tap on a specific area on your screen.
Another factor is the sunk PRICE. A good Android Gingerbread/Honeycomb 7 inch portable tablet with 1.5Ghz qualcomm snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM and 32GB storage for under 300?, you will find no better deal!.
The only minor drawback is the stylus or HTC scribe which is promoted really heavily by HTC is not included. This pen or stylus enables you to make annotations or write on your screen, etc, but I guess it’s more usable in a commercial apps like evernote app or similar apps.
Overall I’m extremely pleased with this HTC EVO View or HTC Flyer and would definitely recommend to anyone who is familiar with HTC device or anyone who wants a smaller 7 inch tablet and looks for a perfect tablet for “hand holding” use and fits in a jacket pocket or a small handbag.
HTC EVO View 4G is a great tablet with a great price and excellent features.