HTC Flyer launches in India, Rs. 39,890 for the 32 GB 3G version
HTC has officially launched its first ever Android-powered tablet, the Flyer, in India. The HTC Flyer, is, of course, one of the more interesting Android tablets, with its 7-inch screen and capacitive stylus. It’s also one of only a few tablets running Android Gingerbread, and basically the only offering to come out this year from a big, well known Android manufacturer not to run Android Honeycomb. HTC has added its very own Sense UI on the Flyer, and even optimized it for tablet use, but it remains to be seen if people will consider it good enough. The fact that HTC still hasn’t released a Honeycomb update for the Flyer (which was promised when the tablet was first unveiled) is certainly not helping HTC’s brand image among geeks, but whether the rest of the world cares is up for debate.
The HTC Flyer has a recommended retail price of Rs. 39,890 for the version with built-in 3G connectivity and 32 GB of internal storage space. The price is mostly in line with what HTC charges for the Flyer elsewhere – a lot, that is. I really don’t get HTC’s strategy here, but let’s wait and see if it works in the long term.
The HTC Flyer is expected to become available at all authorized HTC resellers throughout India shortly.
The HTC Flyer has a 1.5 GHz processor, a 7-inch 1024×600 capacitive touchscreen, 1 GB of RAM, a 5 MP autofocus rear camera with 720p HD video recording, a 1.3 MP secondary front-facing camera, 14.4 Mbps HSDPA, 5.76 Mbps HSUPA, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 4000 mAh battery.