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T-Mobile to launch HTC Flyer in early July?

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T-Mobile to launch HTC Flyer in early July?
The nation's fourth largest carrier has just launched the T-Mobile G-Slate. With an 8.9 inch display, the tablet is loaded up with high-end specs including a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and features Android 3.0 under the hood. Now speculation has the carrier offering the HTC Flyer, a more down to earth device. The Flyer is more Chevy to the G-Slate's Caddy with a 7 inch screen, a 1.5GHz single-core processor and Gingerbread running the show. HTC has said that it will upgrade the device to Honeycomb at some point.

One feature that is unique to the Flyer is the HTC Scribe Technology which is a pen-type stylus that allows the user to write on a capacitive screen. Besides taking notes on anything that can be seen on the display, the user can highlight text, draw captions on pictures or even take notes during a meeting or presentation. And if you can't read your own handwriting, the Flyer has software that will take you back to the specific point in time when you created the undecipherable notes and allow you to listen to a tape recording of the actual words so that you can figure out what you were trying to write. And with the 7 inch screen, the HTC Flyer can be taken anywhere where note taking is a necessity.

The current speculation is that the HTC Flyer will get launched by T-Mobile in early July. Right now, the tablet can be pre-ordered at Best Buy. The big box retailer has a $499 price listed for the device. With the HTC Sense UI on board, the HTC Flyer will compete with fellow 7 inch tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile, said, "We are excited to be the only national store where you can pre-order and purchase the Wi-Fi version of the HTC Flyer. There is a tremendous amount of excitement and curiosity about tablets in our stores and adding the HTC Flyer to the mix will drive even more interest."

source: BestBuy via IntoMobile

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posted on 27 Apr 2011, 02:47

1. LionStone (Posts: 434; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Chevy? Like the new Camaros?! Not a great comparison...

I did drop in at BB to reserve a Flyer...dang July?
Still lookin at the Xoom though...then then guy tells me that Motorola isn't gonna release any units with 4G installed?!...and that all the ones already sold will need to be sent in also?! Don't like the sound of that rumour...

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