Update 12/22: Guess what? Yeah, It's back again. Just in time for Honeycomb.

Update 12/12: If you missed this opportunity the first time around, the gods have shined upon you. It's back.

Update: Hope you grabbed this deal while it was live, because it's gone now! 

For anyone holding out on buying the HTC EVO View 4G on Sprint, the opportune moment just arrived. Over at eBay's Daily Deals site, the View 4G is going for a mere $240 with no contract - a solid $160 off the current Sprint price (it doesn't even look like you can get it without a 2-year contract from Sprint).

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Spec refresher:

  • 7-inch 1024x600 display
  • 1.5GHz single-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB storage, microSD card slot
  • 5MP rear shooter, 1.3MP front
  • Android 2.3 with Sense
  • Scribe Stylus Pen support, though no pen is included in the deal

If you're reluctant to pick this little guy up because it's only running Android 2.3, keep in mind that its GSM counterpart started receiving its Honeycomb update this morning, so this one probably isn't far behind.

This deal is ending super-soon (but may be extended), so you better hurry!

EVO View 4G from eBay

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Internet

    Shipping to: Worldwide
    Excludes: Africa, Asia, Central America and Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania, Southeast Asia, South America

    Great deal for anyone in Antarctica.

    • Ryan

      Weird. US is selectable so apparently eBay doesn't consider the US part of North America.

  • Namuna

    If the stylus were included I'd be more inclined to buy this

  • Mario

    bought it! I will be search many sites for a cheap stylus!

  • siguy11

    I want to buy but Id rather want a HTC Flyer since it much more support. I'd love to see the community embrace this tablet though since I actually had 1 for a month b4 returning it since I didnt need the data plan. what do u guys think? to buy or not to buy?

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    They had 1000 units. All sold out now.

  • andddlay

    Thanks! was looking for a tablet for my parents, so i thought the fire was what i would have picked, but this is much preferred!

  • siguy11

    ... classic case of you snooze you lose i guess... damn my indecisiveness!!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      It's back.

  • Cheryl

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  • Matt

    can't wait for 1saleaday to ship mine! got it new there for $235 total last week!

    • Tom

      Mine shipped yesterday :D

      • Matt

        me too! last night! hopefully arrives thursday as the ups tracking says.

  • Jaz

    Isn't the Vizio 8" for $165 a better deal? I'll just wait for the Samsung tab 10.1 to go down in price. My HP touchpad will keep me satisfied for now and when ics is released for it in cm9.

    • Matt

      if you're talking about the one on woot today, that's refurbished, its specs are very lacking everywhere when compared to this, and i don't really consider vizio a name brand.. who knows how bad their VIA skin is.. and notice how it doesn't show or mention the android market? my first impression was that this is a slightly better craplet you see on ebay daily deals every day.

      • Matt

        i stand mistaken.. the vizio 8 tablet on woot does have the market on it. still, i'd pick the htc evo view 4g over that. it seems to be much more polished and better overall tablet for not too much more.

  • Yo-Yo Ma

    Is this thing actually worth it?

    • Matt

      i thought so.. did my research and read a lot of reviews etc. before buying last week.. for a little more than what the kindle fire costs, you get a more functional 7" android tablet (running gingerbread & sense vs. amazon's skin) with front and rear cameras, rootable, and I believe bootloader unlockable.. and is most likely getting honeycomb very soon (since the other variants of the device are or have already). even though this is carrier branded, it's essentially a 32gb htc flyer. the 32gb storage is awesome at this price point, and its specs are very respectable and up to date.. the only thing lacking would be its 1.5 ghz single core processor.. but it's still from 2011 and should be pretty efficient. for a $240 7" tablet, this thing is pretty loaded compared to other tablets in this price range.

  • Noirelion

    Why buy a single core anything for 240?
    The Kindle Fires a dual core for less.
    I think they had a crap load of these expensive tabs- and now can barely sell em.

    Who'd buy this- when a dual core was available-? A tool.

  • Noirelion

    Root a Kindle in 20 minutes and stop playing.
    This is a horrible "deal" for last years technology. Don't hobble yourself with a single core- unless your an old fogey -just reaing ebooks.. if you wanna play games or anything besides ebooks- get the dual core. Rooting unleashes all the hardwares capabilities.

    • Matt

      do you work for amazon?
      this thing has some good specs, and is hardly last year's tech. dual core processor doesn't mean that single cores are worthless--especially when matched up with the rest of the specs it has (that the kindle doesn't.. ya know.. pretty much the rest of the specs.. the RAM comes to mind). i really doubt that the people who buy a tablet for $200 - $240 would really notice a difference in speed between the two devices. it really depends on your purpose. i'd rather pay a little more for a budget tablet with a single core and the ability to use the android market (and android itself, really) without too much hackery than to have to deal with amazon's mutilated android experience. but you're a douche nozzle for coming in this thread and calling people tools and old fogeys because they're considering buying this decent tablet at a decent price. it's not nearly as bad as you make it out to be.. troll.

      • Hunter

        Ya also this tab has the ability to work off sprints network

      • Dan

        If you're worried about RAM, Nook Tablet for $10 more.

  • Bane

    Just wondering does anyone know the amount of touch imputs it can handle, 1,2,5, or 10?

  • fonseca898

    It's going to have to include the stylus for me to consider it at that price.

  • Michael

    Deal is dead now. Should have pulled the trigger :(

  • James

    I am a current Spint customer and a BIG HTC fan. My situation is Sprint wants to charge me a 100.00 deductible to replace my EVO4G mobile phone (has a broken USB port) so before I drop a 100.00 I started browsing the market for a new game plan (I want to continue with HTC products).
    Sprint has the View 4G priced at 149.00 w/2 yr contract. But I still need a phone
    Will the View 4G ever support GPRS technology (a phone and tablet in one)?