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 to launch in Q1 following MWC unveiling
HTC has rushed the final production stages of its upcoming first tablet release to ensure it hits stores in Q1 following a MWC 2011 unveiling, latest reports suggest.
Believed to be dubbed the Flyer, HTC’s first tablet device is reported to have rushed through early production runs at Pegatron in a bid to launch in the opening quarter of 2011 and arrive before the expectedly crowd pleasing Apple iPad 2.
Set to take on a 7-inch form factor and sport a tablet-friendly version of the company’s smartphone Sense UI named Sensation, previously leaked specs for the Flyer will see the device land boasting a 1024 x 600p resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with flash and a front-facing snapper to allow for video calling.
One victim of the early tablet push, however, could see the Flyer launch running version 2.3 of Google’s Android mobile operating system, Gingerbread as opposed to the tablet-attuned version 3.0, Honeycomb, which is currently readying for arrival aboard the Motorola Xoom.