Netflix and HTC Evo View 4G
|June 30, 2011||Posted by Mike Rodriguez under Electronics, Gadgets, Google Android, HTC, tablet, Tech News|
The HTC Evo View 4G was recently released in June of 2011, and it is the first tablet from Sprint to feature 4G support. Sprint current has a great 4G network called WiMax, so the Evo View should running very smoothly on the network. The major announcement is that the Evo View will be the first tablet on the market to feature built-in Netflix support. This makes it only the 10th Android device to have support for Netflix, nine Android smart phones also support Netflix.
While many view the other devices as too slow to run Netflix, this is not true. According to Netflix, they have had trouble fragmenting their service for other devices. The extra cost and time have not been worth the trouble. Improving sales and popularity of tablets means that the HTC Evo View 4G will not be the only tablet with Netflix in the near future. While the tablet supports Netflix, it comes with a downgraded version of Android operating system 2.3 instead of the new 3.0 system.
The device features a 7 inch screen which is rather small compared to all of the 10 inch screen tablets on the market. The screen is high quality and very durable with a great high definition picture. The HTC Evo View 4G is price at $399 for a 32 GB model. While this is a reasonable price for the features, the Evo View will also require a $35 a month plan from Sprint for 4G support. The tablet plan comes with unlimited 4G data and 3GB of 3G data use. Using the GPS system on the Evo View will also cost another $10 a month. The HTC Evo View 4G is a quality tablet, but unless you really want Netflix on your tablet there are better tablets for the price.