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Deal of the day: 32 GB HTC EVO View 4G tablet for only $249.99

February 20, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android News, HTC Tablets, Tablets


Just days after telling you about a pretty interesting deal involving a refurbished HTC Flyer with 16 GB of internal storage space, we have an even greater and more tempting offer. The HTC Evo View, which is basically the Flyer with 4G connectivity, is available for a limited time only for $249.99.

That’s 50 bucks more than the Flyer on sale last week, but this discounted slate today is not refurbished and, aside from coming with a one-year manufacturer warranty, it also features 32 GB of on-board memory.

What’s the catch, then? Well, I must honestly say I have no idea. I mean, the same identical tablet is available these days on Amazon for around 350 dollars, so I can’t imagine how the guys at Newegg managed to squeeze such a discount.

On the other hand, it must be said that the tablet is not actually sold by Newegg, but 1SaleADay, a reseller about which I don’t have much information. That might well be the catch and you may encounter some problems with the tablet’s shipping or whatnot, but as far as I’m concerned this is still a pretty nice deal and it might well be worth the ‘’risk’’.

For those of you who have forgotten what the Evo View (or Flyer) is all about, let’s quickly recap its most important features and tech specs. The slate sports a 7-inch TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution and is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 processor.

As I already mentioned, the device on sale at Neweeg comes with 32 GB of internal storage space, while other features include 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G and 4G connectivity, a 5 MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3 MP front-facing webcam and a pretty strong battery capable of running for around six or seven hours between charges.

The 7-incher only runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread right now, but according to some reports a while back, it should be updated to 3.2 Honeycomb soon enough. There’s also the HTC Sense user interface on top of it all and, at least as far as I’m concerned, this gadget is a definite steal for just 250 bucks right now.

There’s no word on when the offer will expire, but if I were to guess, it shouldn’t run for more than a couple of days tops, so if you are thinking of taking advantage of this deal, you should do it sooner rather than later.