HTC Flyer Announced – A 7 Inch 1.5 GHz Tablet; No Honeycomb [MWC]


HTC’s just announced the HTC Flyer at their press event here in Barcelona. Due to limited space we weren’t able to get in on the unveiling ourselves, but we hear it has a 1.5 GHz processor, is 7 inches large, and runs Android 2.4 – no Honeycomb here, guys.

A new tablet version of Sense dons this thing, and from the images we’ve seen so far, it doesn’t look too bad. More specs include 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 1280×600 resolution, and comes with a capacitive stylus. In short, this thing has just about everything.

It has a 5 megapixel camera on the back and a front-facing VGA camera on the front, a 4,000 mAh battery, and an aluminum unibody casing. We’ll be on the show floor looking for this thing and we can’t wait to get our hands on it so we can deliver some good, tablet-y video to you. The device will be shipping Q2 of this year.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. i personally hate the sense UI. i can see this being appealing to some ppl tho. lets hope it doesnt cost 800 fucking bucks like the blasted xoom.

  2. Don’t forget OnLive and Saffron support, Quentyn

  3. Oh, and Scribe

  4. HTC fully failed with their new line up. i really hope, they gonne corect the hardware of these devices.

    what do i want with a lame CPU???

    thios tablet looks realy nice! has the perfect size and i love the ui how it looks. but realy.. dont buy it without better hardware.

  5. The resolution is 1024×600, not 1280×600, don’t get our hopes up :)

  6. If the tablet runs every thing smoothly why should it need a better hardware ?
    I think i Will get this tablet as soon as possible :P

  7. I think it looks nice.

  8. the add ons make it attractive. onlive is saying ALOT!
    htc knowing were going to rip this apart leaving an upgrade path is smart for building the brand…
    once again its up to price!

  9. Wait what’s android 2.4?????

  10. @moii It is not that hard, Google goes in order of the alphabet so anything under 3.0 will be Gingerbread. After 2 1/2 years of doing things that way, why would they change now.

  11. I would be interested to see the performance comparison between 1ghz Dual core and 1.5ghz Single core.

  12. What a let down. Hope the next release will be Honeycomb. I already have an Android phone and on the market for a good Android tablet. I’m not in a hurry so I’ll wait for the one which have the specs I like.

  13. because google messed everything up by making 3.0 for tablets only

  14. This is a perfect example of what is wrong with Android customization. I bet they can’t put honeycomb on the tablet because they haven’t fully tested and updated their Sense ui to work with it. Then out of some silly sense of pride or need to stay the course, they stick to their Sense UI instead of Android. Can’t imagine an informed person buying one of these tablets with an old version of Android installed. I’m sure they will get Honeycomb sooner or later, but I doubt that Sense is a good reason to wait.

  15. Fail from HTC. Also the 1.5 Ghz is clearly just overclocked with no further power consumption optimizations. Galaxy Tab 1 has the same battery and 7h of video playback. This one has only 4h. And is that their excuse for not using Honeycomb? That they didn’t have time to customize it in time with Sense?? Well here’s a crazy thought: how about NOT customize it with Sense?

  16. This tablet has so much potential.

    Onlive, VoD, capacitive Stylus, handwriting recognition.

    All ruined by the fact that its running 2.3.

    I have a good feeling their next tablet would be good.

  17. Finally a real good tablet to beat the Ipad. SORRY MOTOROLA XOOM no one doesn’t wants to spend a 800-1000$ tablet this will just work fine for me

  18. 1.5 ghz processor coupled with 1gb ram is gonna smoke. A dual core only really helps if you do heavy multi tasking. A single core at 1.5ghz will smoke a 1ghz dual core when gaming and watching video, period.

  19. This actually looks pretty nice. I know that people are bummed about 2.3, but I friggin love my Galaxy Tab, and it’s only running 2.2. The stylus seems like an interesting addition, and I wonder how accurate it is. Onlive seems really cool as well.
    I think this could actually find a pretty good audience.

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