HTC Flyer to Ship with Android 2.x. Everything Else Looks Good.

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  1. xaueious

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    (Cross-posted by dgstorm)

    The HTC Flyer that we have been hearing stories about over the last couple of months has been officially unveiled. Sadly, the new Tablet PC from HTC will only come with Android 2.X. This is a "what was HTC thinking" moment. HTC has been transforming themselves into the de facto standard of quality and power with Android smartphones lately, so this news comes as a bit of a shock. Perhaps they will realize that this is a miss-step and find a way to optimize it for Honeycomb before they release it.

    Regardless, the hardware specs still seem fairly impressive. Here they are:
    • 7-inch screen with 1024 by 600 pixel resolution
    • Only a Half an inch thick weighing-in at 14.8 ounces
    • Powered by a 1.5GHz processor with 1GB RAM
    • Includes a 5MP camera with a 1.3MP front facing camera
    • 4000 mAh High Capacity battery
    • Includes a Stylus and a Scribe button that includes some custom features and applications
    Hmmm... maybe the Flyer will simply be HTC's "low-end" offering and they have something more befitting of their stature in the works. We will wait with bated breath, or at least keep you informed when we find out more

    Update:
    HTC has confirmed that the tablet will be upgradable to Honeycomb in Q2 (via AndroidCentral). That doesn't actually sound very far off at all. The word hasn't gotten to their Facebook representatives though, but it will be difficult to imagine that this will not be upgradable.

    The pressure-sensitive stylus is very intriguing for Android. Although there are not many applications that support this functionality, it will be interesting to see how HTC integrates this functionality with Android.

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    Any word on price? (Maybe I missed it...)
     
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    Will it be Mac compatible?

    It costs 669€ (note, €!! ^^) on Amazon.at
     
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    Unless that reflects a much higher price for the European market, another tablet way too pricey to compete with the iPad... :(
     

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