Updated: HTC Announces Flyer Tablet, 7-inch Slate Has Stylus, 1.5-GHz CPU

HTC is now officially in the tablet business. This morning at Mobile World Congress, the phone maker announced the Flyer, a 7-inch slate which has a 1024 x  600 screen, 1.5-GHz single core processor (no model given), 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a pressure-sensitive capacitive stylus for using pen input.

Other specs include front and back facing cameras (1.3 and 5-MP), a microSD card, and a 4000 mAH battery HTC claims will provide 4 hours of video playback. The device supports HSPA+ networks so, though no carrier has been announced, you can expect it on AT&T or T-Mobile, not Verizon when it launche sin Q2.

Interestingly, instead of Honeycomb, the HTC Flyer will use a specially modified version of Android Gingerbread that has a custom version of the company’s sense UI called HTC Sense for Tablet. HTC says that this will have a “unique carousel of widgets” that “puts a user’s most important content and information at the visual center of the experience.”

We’re perhaps most intrigued by the pen input which HTC has dubbed its “HTC Scribe Technology.” A feature called Timemark will enable users to sync recorded audio of a meeting with written notes so you can see exactly what was being said when you wrote something down. Notes will also integrate with the calendar and Evernote.

Our friends over at JKKMobile got a first look at the HTC Flyer.

via JKKMobile and Engadget, images courtesy of Vince from SlashGear

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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