HTC EVO View 4G used to announce winners at BET Awards 2011

Evo-view-bet-awards The HTC EVO View 4G may never be a household name, but it got a lot of exposure at last night's BET Awards.

Instead of opening envelopes and reading names printed on a card, presenters tapped the Gingerbread tablet's screen to reveal the winner's name.

Every View 4G shown on stage (one per category) looked exactly like the retail version except for the larger Sprint logo centered at the top. Manufacturers often create exclusive versions of their products for special events (e.g., gold-finished Motorola Xoom inside leather envelope for the Oscars, limited edition white Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Google I/O), but I guess it makes sense to use close-to-stock versions in this instance. The View played a prominent role in the show (versus being tucked into a celebrity gift bag that we never get to see), so it's important that the audience isn't mislead into thinking they can get a diamond-encrusted platinum tablet at their local Sprint store.

Thanks, Mike D!

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