Unveiled at Mobile World Congress today, the HTC Flyer is HTC’s entry to the world of tablet. The 7-inch HCT Flyer doesn’t have the usual dual-core processors that’s been making the rounds in today’s tablets but instead, it sports a single-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm chip.
Other specs are fairly standard, 1GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 5-megapixel camera and a 1.3 megapixel front facing one, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD slot, HDMI and get this, Android 2.4! Yes, not 2.3 but 2.4 codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich. Upgrade to Android 3.0 Honeycomb will follow but they still need to integrate their HTC Sense for that.
Speaking of HTC Sense, what sets this tablet apart from others is the cool UI skin that every HTC user loves. That and the excellent craftsmanship HTC products are known for. Check out how the menu button placement changes when in landscape and portrait mode.
Here’s the portion of their press release talking about the HTC Sense for Tablet, their HTC Scribe Technology, the HTC Watch and OnLive cloud gaming.
HTC Sense for Tablet
HTC Sense revolutionized smartphones by placing the person at the center of the experience. HTC Flyer’s tablet-focused HTC Sense experience focuses on surprising and delighting people with its gorgeous 3D home screen. A unique carousel of widgets puts a user’s most important content and information at the visual center of the experience. The HTC Flyer tablet also offers uncompromised Web browsing with Flash 10 and HTML 5.
HTC Scribe Technology
Touch interaction lights up the HTC Flyer tablet experience, but it also offers a groundbreaking pen experience. With the new HTC Scribe Technology on the HTC Flyer tablet, people can rediscover the natural act of writing. HTC Scribe Technology introduces a wave of integrated digital ink innovations that make it easy and natural to take notes, sign contracts, draw pictures, or even write on a web page or photo.
HTC Scribe Technology on the HTC Flyer tablet transforms traditional note-taking into smart note-taking by integrating natural onscreen writing with thoughtful and integrated innovations. A feature called Timemark enables you to capture the audio of a meeting in line with your written notes, so tapping on a word in your notes instantly takes you to that exact place in time in the audio recording of the meeting. Notes are also integrated with the calendar so when there is an appointment reminder you are automatically prompted with an opportunity to begin a new note or in the case of recurring meetings, to continue where the last meeting left off. In an industry first, the HTC Flyer tablet also features built-in synchronization with Evernoteâ„¢, the world-leading notes application and service.
Streaming Mobile Movies with HTC Watch
The HTC Flyer tablet premieres HTC Watch, HTC’s new video download service. The HTC Watch service enables low-cost on-demand progressive downloading of hundreds of High-Definition movies from major studios. The intuitive, natural design of the HTC Watch service makes it easy to find the latest movie and video content, while advanced technology on the back-end enables instant playback over the HTC Flyer tablet’s high-speed wireless connection.
Mobile Cloud Gaming with OnLive
HTC takes mobile gaming to an entirely new level by being the first mobile device in the world to integrate OnLive Inc.’s revolutionary cloud-based gaming service. OnLive is leading in the home gaming market by letting people play top video games on their televisions and computers without the need to buy expensive gaming hardware or software. When integrated fully, the OnLive service will enable customers to pipe the OnLive service through the HTC Flyer tablet’s broadband wireless to their television sets, or let them play directly on the tablet. When integrated on the HTC Flyer tablet, people can play a variety of games, including hits like Assassin’s Creed Brotherhoodâ„¢, NBA 2K11 and Lego Harry Potterâ„¢.
HTC Flyer Specs:
- 7-inch TFT LCD @ 1024Ã—600 pixel resolution
- Android OS 2.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB and 32GB internal memory
- up to 32GB via microSD
- 5MP AF camera with LED Flash
- 1.3MP front camera for video calls
- Adobe Flash 10.1 player support
- 3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps)
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Li-Ion 4,000mAh battery