After Samsung, LG, Apple, HP and few more, it was the day for HTC to introduce its first tablet to market and that’s also with a big bang. The company has just taken the wraps off its brand new 7-inch “HTC Flyer” Android tablet, which touts a 1.5GHz single-core CPU, 1GB of RAM plus 32GB of flash storage, an aluminum construction, 1024 x 600 resolution, a tablet-optimized version of Sense, and a pressure-sensitive capacitive stylus!
The HTC Scribe trademark we saw floating around in legal waters turned out not to be the branding for a tablet, it’s actually the name HTC gives to the technology enabling what it calls a “groundbreaking pen experience.” Other details include a 5 megapixel camera on the back paired with a 1.3 megapixel imager up front, a 4000mAh battery rated to last for four hours of continuous video playback, and memory expandability via a microSD card.
Surprisingly, HTC has decided to ditch the platform route unlike other tablet manufacturers. Instead of loading the Flyer with Android 3.0 OS – made only for tablet – HTC will ship it in Q2 this year with Android Gingerbread 2.4 on board. As far as HTC is concerned, Sense matters more than the underlying platform, and the reason Honeycomb isn’t the shipping OS here was explicitly stated as HTC not having enough time with the latest Google code to customize it to the full requirements of Sense. Guess that settles that.
We know that you may be little surprise by discovering our most of analysis in last 3 days on mobile & tablet but thanks to Mobile World Congress which is currently swinging with full strength. Anyhow, to have some more interactive experience with HTC Flyer, here is a video which will help you to set your expectations in right directions – atleats till certain extent. Thanks to Engadget for this video.