HTC has confirmed its first tablet will be the HTC Flyer, which is launching on Android 2.4, with a Honeycomb update coming soon.
T3 was lucky enough to have a look at a (non-working) version. Constructed from a single piece of aluminum with white accents, it's stunning build follows the same high quality as the handsets, with a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel screen, although it's a lightweight 415g. When asked why it had opted for 7-inches like the Samsung Galaxy Tab instead of near 10-inches like the Apple iPad, an HTC spokespersion said it enables ‘truly mobile use,’ because it can be held with one hand.
Original Story: HTC Flyer tablet specs leak out ahead of MWC unveiling
The details, while still unconfirmed, peg the tab at 7-inces, with a 1024 x 600 resolution, the same Qualcomm SnapDraon processor as in the Desire HD and a 5-Megapixel rear-facing camera with flash.
The specs also point to a front facing 1.3-Meg cam for video conferencing, but the bad news is that the Flyer seems to be stuck in the Android 2.3 duldrums. It’s the Gingerbread operating system that hampers the Samsung Galaxy Tab, so we’d be keen on an upgrade if the Flyer’s really going to be worth a punt.
Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) is designed from the ground up with tablets in mind, so it’s no surprise that there are also rumours that HTC will launch a pricier 10-inch tab with that OS at the same time. Both are expected to launch at MWC in February.