Posted by Mark J. Miller on June 9, 2011 04:00 PM
After doing well with the Evo smartphone last summer, Sprint is going back to the well to release new 3D 4G version of the phone as well as a tablet version.
The wireless brand will start shipping the new products from HTC on June 24th for $200 and $400 a pop. Both devices run Android 2.3.
Network World reports that the new smartphone will feature “two 5.0 megapixel cameras that film at the same time and render images and videos in 3D on your touchscreen.”
Meanwhile, the tablet “attempts to take the Evo 4G smartphone experience and replicate it on a 7-inch tablet form factor,” Network World reports. Its $399 price tag comes in significantly lower than the $729.99 iPad2, the publication points out.
The tablet will run on Android 2.3, which is fine for a smartphone, Network World points out, but hasn’t been optimized for tablets just yet.
According to Network World, Sprint and Google have been working closely together for the past year to try and integrate Google’s technology, such as its operating system for tablets, “Honeycomb,” and support for USB connectivity, among other things.
“Sprint is currently the only carrier that is supporting the Google Wallet trial program over its network,” the publication reports.