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Video takes a look at the HTC Flyer

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Video takes a look at the HTC Flyer
The HTC Flyer is a 7 inch tablet from the Taiwan based company that looks to be more of a stop-gap device put together by HTC before a bigger, more competitive model is released. We have seen this game plan before from Samsung whose Galaxy Tab unit created only a small ripple in the Android pool while the Korean based manufacturer now takes a more competitive shot at the tablet market with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The HTC Flyer will be powered by Gingerbread which will be upgraded to Android 3.0 in the future. The tablet comes with the new HTC Scribe technology. Using a stylus-esque pen, the user can draw or take notes. The Flyer is powered by a 1.5GHz single-core processor and offers a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a 5MP camera on the back. On board is 1GB of RAM and 32GB of storage; a microSD slot is available to expand storage capacity.

We recently reported that the Wi-Fi only version of the HTC Flyer is available for pre-order in Germany through retailer Cyberport for the equivalent of $500USD. Another report had Amazon Germany offering the 3G HSPA model going for the equivalent of $904 USD. Either way, if the device makes it Stateside at these prices, it will run into some tough competition from the higher spec'd Motorola XOOM which is priced at $799.99 for the 3G/4G model and $539 for the Wi-Fi version from Sam's Club as we told you today.

source: AndroidGuys

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posted on 05 Mar 2011, 00:35

1. Socalvenom (unregistered)

stylist fail

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 09:20 1

3. glocksparg17 (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

you are dumb

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 07:48 3

2. u (unregistered)

It's 'stylus', fail.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 09:48

4. AlternateCreativity (Posts: 11; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

Girl a stylus? really? a stylus is only good for drawing, back to the.....drawing board

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 18:06 1

5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

not too big not too small just right. 1.5 ghz :) made by HTC(best manufacture) this pad will dominate the android platform :D

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 18:24

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

If the price is right (IMO, it should be somewhere in the $299 territory for a WiFi only version), the Flyer could make up for a delayed response by HTC to the tablet market.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 18:21

6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

I wonder if Sprint will be announcing the Flyer on March 22nd (or whenever their latest presser is going to be held)?

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