I’m pretty sure you’ve already found out that HTC has announced its first Android tablet, the Flyer, at MWC 2011 in Barcelona.
Running Android 2.4 Gingerbread, the Flyer is a 7 inch tablet that should be released sometime in the second quarter of the year – HTC didn’t provide an exact launch date, and neither a price point.
Unlike the first Samsung Galaxy Tab (currently the world’s most popular 7 inch Android tablet), the HTC Flyer doesn’t have phone functionality – although, of course, it has 3G (HSPA+), as well as Wi-Fi.
What’s nice about the Fyer is that it comes with a special pen, and HTC’s Scribe technology, which allows you to use the 1024 x 600 multi-touch display pretty much like you’d use a sheet of paper.
The Flyer also features a new version of HTC Sense (optimized for tablets), 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 32GB of on-board memory, MicroSD card support, and a 1.5GHz single core CPU.
HTC is confident that the hardware – including the pen – and the value-added services (like OnLive cloud gaming an HTC’s Watch video service) make the Fyer a unique tablet. The company didn’t say if the Flyer would be upgraded to Android 3.0 Honeycomb or not.
For some reason, HTC didn’t let the press test the Flyer. However, a company rep did showcase the tablet, so you can check it out in the hands-on video below, and in the photo galley after it:
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