HTC Flyer tablet unveiled at MWC

Darren Allan

February 15, 2011

HTC is off to a Flyer at Mobile World Congress, quite literally, as that’s the name of the new tablet it has just announced.

Yes, another tablet from another company, just what 2011 needed. The Flyer is a 7 inch slate, like the original Galaxy Tab, rather than a full iPad-sized affair (like the new Galaxy Tab 10.1). The display has a resolution of 1024 x 600.

While it doesn’t have a dual-core processor, the Flyer does have a relatively speedy 1.5GHz heart. And it doesn’t run Honeycomb either, rather Gingerbread, although an upgrade to Android 3.0 is promised in short order.

Twin cameras are on board, with a 5 megapixel affair for snapping duties, and there’s also a tablet version of the Sense UI which comes with a 3D homescreen. 3G and wi-fi are both supported.

An article on T3 notes that an interesting extra which differentiates the tablet somewhat is the inclusion of a stylus. This can be used as a pen to annotate documents and so forth. Nifty.

The price is unconfirmed, but with a slick build quality, the Flyer won’t be towards the budget end of the market. A late spring or early summer release is anticipated.


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