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HTC Flyer Tablet Specs Released?

The first rumor for the HTC Flyer pegged it as a Gingerbread (Android 2.3) tablet that is upgradeable to Honeycomb and is currently scheduled to see the light of day in March.  Last night though, some specs snuck onto the interwebs, leaving us well, a little disappointed.  As more information comes out, the Flyer is looking more and more like the next Galaxy Tab rather than a competitor to the Motorola XOOM.  

Specs:

  • Android 2.3
  • 7″ display (1024×600 resolution)
  • Snapdragon processor (MSM8255)
  • HDMI-out
  • 4G LTE
  • 1.3MP front camera
  • 5MP back camera
  • Skype pre-installed

Thoughts on that?  We’re thinking it could be headed to Verizon with that LTE radio and Skype app pre-installed, but we’re not sure how it can even think about going toe-to-toe with Moto’s tablet.  The source of this info also said that it’ll be running a special version of Sense, which we’re assuming is the new Sensation that HTC asked to trademark last week.  They are also expecting a 10″ tablet at some point as well.  Possibly the Scribe?

Is this your next tablet?

Via:  amobil.no

  • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

    There’s a lot of HTC hate here and for what? Doesn’t seem to make too much sense in that regard. Anyway people need to stop complaining about this not competing with the Xoom. Not everything made has to be high end. Having something in the mid range is great for the general consumer. Besides I’m sure there’s some business deal behind the scenes as to why HTC hasn’t made something to compete with the Xoom yet. Give them time and they’ll have something great.

  • Asmodai

    No dual core + < 720p resolution + Android 2.3 on a tablet = FAIL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000044287556 Steve Spiro

    Wow. What a turd.

  • Viper1549

    for 200 id buy it.. otherwise not worth it for outdated product..

  • Anonymous

    Looks like HTC is trying to rach the low hanging fruit, meaning consumers that will purchase a less exspensive tablet with a lot less. This looks like an over grown HTC phone minus the phone but with a possible front camera. This willnot be my next toy, I thought HTC would step into the ring as a contender, but sadly just another street bum trying to compete with the ranked fighters :P

  • Alex

    Htc seems to be only content with outdoing RIM.

  • Anonymous

    Is it a possibility that Motorola has some special deal with Google to access Honeycomb before anyone else? It doesn’t seem like honeycomb is openly available anywhere yet, nor has that been alluded to being so in the near future. I sort of expect a fleet of tablets (like this one) to come out initially with 2.3 while they wait for an upgrade to 3.0

    • Anonymous

      Seems like it, just like the i*hone has it’s name anywhere a new app comes out first, like they have rights or something…

  • Headbanger51

    I’ll probably get the Xoom. But I have no intention of ditching my OG Droid. Fully rooted, customized, and tinkered with…just the way I like it thank you very much…and apparently, just the way Motorola doesn’t like it on their phones nowadays.

  • Anonymous

    kellex, what a hump. every tablet is a competition with every tablet. may or may not be a high competition but it is indeed competition. get off your motorola fan horse.

  • Jesse

    We need to see more mid range low priced tablets like this on the market as well. I’m sure down the line HTC will have a high end tablet too.

  • viewthis66

    once again… what’s up with the 7″ tablet market/size/thing? its such an odd size. i don’t ever seeing myself purchasing a “tablet” that small. the Xoom looks to be just right. the iPad is a nice size as well.

    • http://twitter.com/MikeDeAngelo Mike DeAngelo

      The 7″ size is good for women who might carry it in a purse, while still adding a lot more screen real estate than a 4-5″ smartphone. I’ll probably buy one of these or something like it for my mother-in-law. She wants to be able to, for instance, look at and edit a shared google calendar on the go but she wouldn’t carry an iPad sized device. A regular smart phone is justa bit too small for her to type on comfortably.

      • viewthis66

        point well made and well put. usually i tend to think of myself rather then the populous, but i can see a market in that regard.

    • Anonymous

      I would love a strong powered 7 inch screen tab. just use it as a remote for the various apps out there ie youtube, gmote and so on. Plus with blue tooth connect my wii mote to it an play some Snes and sega. Nice size to carry in a cargo pants pocket without sticking out. Plus i could use it as a little photo frame on my work desk.

  • Anonymous

    this is going to be a lower end tab to compete with the galaxy tab. the scribe will be competitive with the xoom
    duh

  • mxfox408

    Wtf is up with htc as of late, they dont have any tegra devices that are the next gen. Normally htc makes the best now they are taking a back seat to motorola. I expected more.

    • Noble Four

      They don’t have any Tegra devices because they never will. HTC uses Qualcomm chips.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonSCarter Jason Carter

    HTC….what in the world are you doing? You know you have to compete with the Xoom, and if these specs are true, you failed. Now, if you would have put this out at the same time at the Galaxy Tab, it would have given Samsung a run for their money, but now, it just looks like a big FAIL.

  • Pd02131

    Any word on the price. If the price is right it could be a great tablet.

  • Riverjao

    Xoom Xoom Xoom…

  • FIRST

    Fuh FUh FUH… FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Beng8686

    Getting dizzy from the gayness this tablet puts out. Id rather have a notion ink adam or a galxy tab than this. HTC FAIL!!

  • Worm4603

    toshiba tablet will be a better competitor for xoom

  • Anthony G

    Htc I hate you with passion!!!

  • Anthony G

    Htc I hate you with passion!!!

  • Anthony G

    Htc I hate you with passion!!!

    • Beng8686

      Agreed!

  • Anonymous

    Is it me, or does this look like it has two sets of soft-keys?

    BTW: In answer to the question. No, this is not my next tablet.

    • MALfunction84

      Not just you. It looks like 4 on the bottom (Home, Menu, Back, Search), three on the left (Menu, Back, Search), and one on the right (Home).

      • Anonymous

        Yeah very weird.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah very weird.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah very weird.

      • Anonymous

        I’m thinking the one on the right is a camera. Glad to hear I’m not imagining things… I agree with Dr. Droid… weird indeed.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=710530141 Tyler Buchanan

          Yeah I’d agree the one on the right definitely looks more like a camera than a soft key

    • MALfunction84

      Not just you. It looks like 4 on the bottom (Home, Menu, Back, Search), three on the left (Menu, Back, Search), and one on the right (Home).

  • Anonymous

    i was expecting more from HTC. expecting honeycomb

  • IloveiPhone

    DFirst