HTC Flyer available for pre-order at Best Buy April 25th

HTC Flyer available for pre-order at Best Buy April 25th
The HTC Flyer tablet will be available for pre-order at Best Buy starting April 25th. The 16GB tablet will cost $499 and right off the bat we will tell you that this is not a Honeycomb flavored device out of the box. With a 7 inch screen featuring resolution of 600 x 1024, Android 2.3.3 will be on board instead of the tablet optimized Android 3.0. A single-core 1.5GHz processor is under the hood and 1GB of RAM is provided. The HTC Flyer has two cameras, a 5MP one on the back and a 1.3MP front-facing shooter for video chats.

Made of HTC's trademark aluminum unibody, the HTC Flyer also features a unique stylus that will write on the capacitive screen, allowing you to use the tablet to take handwritten notes in class or during a meeting. This pen uses what the Taiwan based firm calls HTC Scribe technology.

While no precise launch date has been announced, HTC has said that the device will be made available sometime this Spring. And if the lack of Honeycomb is a deal breaker, we recently reported that HTC plans on upgrading the Flyer to Android 3.0 once Google makes it available to them. If you have a little patience and are attracted by the $499 price, you could find yourself with a Honeycomb powered device at some point in the future. And besides, while the Android OS on the Flyer might not be optimized for tablets out of the book, the HTC Sense UI that comes on the tablet is optimized for the device.

source: electronista

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Flyer
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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3 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I won't be pre-ordering (especially with no idea when the units will ship), but when they do ship, I might well be purchasing one.

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

i would get a asus transform befor i would get this i think that xoom and samsungs new one about to come out or even the new lg are the way better choice for android

3. deago78

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

$499? Really? I honestly have wanted a device with something like scribe since the first iPad came out and at present something with this technology so badly I can taste it. Even with all of that I cannot justify spending that amount of money on something thats 3" too small and a bit out of date with its single core processor despite touting 1.5Ghz

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