by James Tromans, 3 years ago
A few days back at the 4G World Conference in Chicago, PCWorld’s Mark Sullivan had a chance to liaise with wireless carriers, handset makers and analysts. It is his opinion that Sprint will push a…
Two new Android devices–a smartphone and a tablet–are arriving on Sprint this month. The first is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi, which will be available for purchase online on Sprint on June 24 (Friday) for US$500. The second is the HTC EVO 3D, which will be up for preorders right now, but exclusively for Sprint Premier customers for US$200.
You can also go buy the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi right now at Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, Amazon, Micro Center, Tiger Direct, or Newegg. Customers who are wary of online purchases will have to wait one full month before they can get their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi from Sprint stores. The tablet will start reaching Sprint’s retail stores on July 24.
As for the HTC EVO 3D, only Premier subscribers will be able to preorder. Fortunately, it’s not hard to sign up for Sprint Premier. Sprint even put out a PDF copy of the HTC EVO 3D user guide, perhaps to tickle your fancy towards the EVO 3D, but more likely to give you a chance to examine its amazing features more closely.
If you want to preorder your HTC EVO 3D without having to go through the rounds of becoming a Sprint Premier subscriber, you may preorder it from Radio Shack and Target Mobile.
Here’s a table summarizing the features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi and HTC EVO 3D:
|Device||Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi||HTC EVO 3D|
|Processor||1-GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor||1.2-GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor|
|Operating System||Android 3.1 Honeycomb||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|User Interface||Samsung TouchWiz UX||HTC Sense 3.0|
|Screen / Display||10.1 inches WXVGA IPS display (1280×800)||4.3 inches 3D qHD display (540×960)|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Built-in Storage||16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB||4 GB|
|Back camera||3 megapixels||Stereoscopic (dual-lens), 5 megapixels|
|Front camera||2 megapixels||1.3 megapixels|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 (a/b/g/n), USB 2.0 (optional adapter)||DLNA, HDMI (MHL), EVDO, WiMAX, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth|
|Battery||7,000 mAh Li-Polymer||1,730 mAh Li-ion|
|Sensors||Gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, ambient light sensor||Digital compass, G-Sensor, light sensor, GPS/AGPS|
So, which one is it gonna be for you? The tablet or the smartphone?