Sprint was looking for something affordable rather than a tablet to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 or upcoming high powered Android tablets. Given how expensive tablets are with carriers in the US, this one is pretty affordable. Unfortunately, the Tegra 3 is still in its infancy when it comes to interfacing with cellular radios too. Nvidia has some partners now for GSM but I haven't heard anything about CDMA.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview