HTC Flyer Mark Peters : March 1st 2011 - 11:40 CET
HTC Flyer Android Tablet with HTC Sense : HTC has introduced its first Android tablet, the HTC Flyer at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona. The HTC Flyer Tablet blends HTC's trademark design with an new HTC Sense user experience that has been redesigned for tablets. Using an innovative approach to tablets, HTC Flyer Tablet combines natural touch and pen interaction. HTC Mobile also announced HTC Watch, a new connected video service that will debut on HTC Flyer Android tablet, and will collaborate with On Live to launch the first cloud-based mobile gaming service on a Android tablet. The HTC Flyer Android tablet will have a suggested retail price of 700,00 Euro.
Encased in a compact aluminum body, the HTC Flyer Android tablet exudes the iconic style and build quality HTC is known for. The HTC Flyer is light weight as little as a paperback book, and compact enough to fit in a pocket only. With a 7-inch display, blazing fast 1.5Ghz processor and high-speed HSPA plus wireless capabilities, the HTC Flyer Android Tablet is perfect for those who have been waiting for a Tablet that is both powerful and compact.
"Smartphones have transformed our lives but as we observed how people use Smartphones, Personal Computers and other technologies, we saw an opportunity to create a Tablet experience that is different, more personal and productive," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. "At HTC we are progressing down a path as an industry when people will no longer be in a single device paradigm, but have multiple devices for different needs; this is the direction we are moving."
HTC Sense for Tablets
HTC Sense revolutionized Smartphones by placing the person at the center of the multimedia 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 Android Tablet also offers easy internet browsing with Adobe Flash 10 and HTML 5.
HTC Flyer with Scribe Technology
Touch interaction lights up the HTC Flyer tablet multimedia experience, but the HTC Flyer also offers a groundbreaking pen experience. With the new HTC Scribe Technology on the HTC Flyer tablet, users 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 internet page or photo.
HTC Flyer features
HTC Scribe Technology on the HTC Flyer tablet transforms traditional note-taking into smart note-taking by integrating natural onscreen tablet 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 Tablets 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 Evernote, the world-leading notes application.
HTC Flyer features
• Platform : Android with HTC Sense
• Display : 7 inch touchscreen 1024x600 pixels
• Camera : 5 megapixel with auto focus
• 1.3 megapixel front digital camera
• CPU speed : 1.5 GHz
• Memory : microSD memory card
• Internal storage : 32GB
• Internal memory : 1GB
• 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
• Standard micro-USB (12-pin micro-USB 2.0)
• Ambient light sensor
• G-Sensor / Digital compass
• Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
• Bluetooth 3.0
• Internal GPS antenna
• Weight : 420 grams with battery
HTC Flyer video support
The new HTC Flyer Android tablet premieres HTC Watch, HTC's new video download service. The HTC Watch service enables low-cost on-demand downloading of hundreds of High-Definition movies from major film 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.
HTC Flyer games
HTC takes mobile gaming to an new level by being the first Tablet in the world to integrate OnLive revolutionary cloud-based mobile 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 HTC tablet.
HTC Flyer review & availability
The HTC Flyer Android Tablet will be available to customers globally during Q2 2011. As soon as we receive a HTC Flyer test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive HTC Flyer review.