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Rumor: HTC working on a 7-inch Flyer 2

The original HTC Flyer was introduced to the world with some incredibly bad timing. It wasn’t a bad device, but with some Honeycomb-infused beasts on the horizon its Gingerbread base put a lot of people off from buying it.

It seems they could be ready to introduce a true sequel to the device as Phone Arena is reporting that they’re readying a new 7 inch tablet. It will supposedly sport an HD display and will be powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a Qualcomm S4 processor. It’ll also have a 3 megapixel on the back, a 1 megapixel on the front, and it’s poised to be as thin as a screw.

HTC faces stiff competition from both Amazon and Google, both of which have attacked the tablet space with 7 inch variants of their own starting at $200. HTC will need to price this thing aggressively if they want any chance.

Otherwise, their knack for advertising is going t have to come in mighty handy to convince anyone that they should go with them instead of these other two major players. Would you give HTC another shot for $200.

Continue reading on the HTC Flyer 2 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • http://twitter.com/Lawrencethemute The Mute

    Without a second thought I would buy this.

  • http://claimid.com/155/ 155

    I doubt HTC could come in at this price point. Before Samsung, they seemed pretty adept at selling their devices to carriers. I don’t think they are set up for direct to consumer. Their business simply isn’t run this way. Their device will probably compete on connectivity that the other tablets lack.

  • ari_free

    I’d consider any tablet with a stylus (not a dumb capacitive). I still don’t know what I’d do with a tablet without one that I can’t do on a laptop.

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    you mean 7inch FAILURE 2?

  • Brandon V. Fletcher

    i would pay $50 more for the Nexus 7 just for a wacom digitizer

    • ari_free

      It also needs stylus apps. Samsung has a better ecosystem with both the Note and the Note Tab

  • DavidVarghese

    Hmm… I’d give it a second chance… But it needs killer specs, not just the dual-core S4, and it has to be under $300 for me to consider owning one.. With the original Flyer being a major fail, HTC better prove themselves this time

  • NickyA

    i was one of the morons who bought a flyer…once they confirmed no ICS on the device,i got rid of all my HTC products and will never purchase one again

    • ari_free

      They used to be great with updates, once upon a time. There’s a reason xda developers was named after HTC models.

      • http://twitter.com/JenniferRickert Jennifer Rickert

        i would pay $50 more for the Nexus 7 just for a wacom digitizer....iphone5Amazing.blogspot.com

  • masterpfa

    Chances are it will have HTC Sense. Which since ICS has not been implemented as well as Sense had been on gingerbread,

    So for that reason “I’m out”

    • malcmilli

      i find ics sense to be much better than gingerbread sense

      • masterpfa

        What I should have said was that I found Sense on gingerbread to have been an enhancement to the UI, but IMO none of the UI’s currently available (Sense, Touchwiz) offer any improvement to Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean, but detract from it’s functionality.

        • malcmilli

          Ah I see

    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      Watching a little bit too much Shark Tank, are we?

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    HTC needs to out a 10″, then people will flock.

    • Matthew Merrick

      no they won’t. why? because its fugly. it was shown in a HTC video a little while ago, go pack a few pages on phandroid, you’ll find the article.

      • Off_Road_Racing

        “p” and “b” are no where near each other. How’d you make that mistake?

        • Matthew Merrick

          was typing that on my tablet. must’a been autocorrect

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.huddleston Greg Huddleston

    Since they lied and never updated their Flyer OS to ICS (after they promised to publicly), no way these jokers are ever seeing another dime from me.

  • bmg314

    10 inch tablets please. More of them.

  • Jose Garcia

    I do like HTC products and will not leave them anytime soon, unless the next Nexus blows my mind. One thing is for sure, HTC needs to stop, step back, take a break, and think how they can add to the android OS before they make another tablet. Again, I love HTC, but will not buy a table from them.

  • serotheo

    For $200-$250 I’d pick up a Flyer 2 if it packs the stylus in along with it as well as a screen of at least 1280×800 resolution. (No more 1024×600 on 7 inch, please)

  • Peter Liaw

    Let’s hope it’s not priced like the original Flyer. Also, HTC is digging themselves a grave with HTC Sense, which performs like a dog.

  • No_Nickname90

    I’ve seen some pretty thick screws. And I’ve also seen some tiny ant size screws. Can’t get a image on this size. =.[