Jan 25 AT 1:15 PM Taylor Wimberly 19 Comments

HTC Flyer shaping up to be a Galaxy Tab competitor

HTC has long been rumored to be working on an Android tablet, but few details have emerged until recently. This past week Digitimes reported that HTC was working on a trio of tablets, with the first to be released in March and the other two launching around June.

“It’s a new market with many competitors, and we don’t want to rush into it,” HTC CEO Peter Chou told investors on a conference call. “We hope the product we eventually unveil will be one that meets consumers’ needs.”

The first tablet is said to be called the HTC Flyer and some leaked specs indicate it could be a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab. HTC’s first tablet is rumored to feature a 7-inch display, run Android 2.3, be powered by a single-core 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, include dual-cameras, and support HSPA+ networks.

Those specs might sound underwhelming when compared to the 10-inch Motorola Xoom, but not everyone wants a $700-800 tablet and Samsung has proven that consumers will purchase a 7-inch tablet.

Digitimes says that HTC’s other tablets coming this summer should feature 10-inch displays, ship with Android 3.0, and include support for LTE networks. Qualcomm has been showing off demos of their dual-core Snapdragon processors and said 10 companies were already working on tablets, but we have yet to learn when those products will be available.

Hopefully we will learn more at HTC’s press conference during Mobile World Congress in a couple of weeks.

If you were waiting on HTC to produce a tablet, what do you think of the rumored specs? What features would you like to see in your dream HTC tablet?

Rumored specs of the HTC Flyer include:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Sense UI
  • 7-inch display, 1024×600 resolution
  • Qualcomm 1 GHz Snapdragon processor (MSM8255)
  • 5MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • HSPA+ support, 14.4 Mbps down, 5.76 Mbps up
  • HDMI port, DLNA-enabled

Via: Digitimes

Source: amobil.no

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  • http://Website dagamer34

    Late to the party yet again.

  • http://Website Christian B.

    A dual- core processor, preferably Tegra 2. HD video playback and capture, with an hdmi out, and support for T-Mobiles 42 hspa+ network. Then it would be the perfect tablet for me.

    • http://Website Ryan

      Amen.

    • http://Website ivan

      HSPA+? Hell no! Wimax or LTE only.

      • http://Website Christian B.

        HSPA+ has gotten the same, and sometimes even better, speed results as WiMax and LTE. And all HSPA+ devices get a speed boost when the network is upgraded.

    • http://Website Anonymous

      True. +1

      HTC almost always makes sound quality devices.
      I have owned many devices from the Hero (Sprint), Eris, Evo, G2, MT4G.
      I have never had any issues at all with any of them.

      This tablet should be no different, & I will most likely own it too.

      • http://Website Anonymous

        And, there will be no competition between the HTC (Flyer) tab & Samsung Galaxy Tab.

        Thats like finding a scrawny kid (SGT) to go up against Mike Tyson (HTC Tab).

        One of them is gonna get beat down! lol And we all know which one too.

  • http://Website Mark

    Just can’t get into the whole tab fad…

  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    I wouldn’t go as far as calling this a fad. However, I can say I haven’t had that wow factor come over me yet with the tablets. I’ll continue to wait for something mind-blowing that’s probably right around the corner I hope.

  • http://Website Nate

    Ill wait till it comes with a dual-core processor and has a keyboard attached so that when I’m not using it I can fold up the keyboard to protect the screen…oh wait I already have a laptop. Useless product is useless.

    • http://Website Anonymous

      Useless like your comment/reply? lol

  • http://mindworthy@blogspot.com bill c

    Being one who has been using a 7″ tablet for a year now, and a moto Droid phone. Have found that as I move more and more away from my laptop. And now I am getting more and more frustrated with my 7″ tablet size. I now have a hankering for a 5″ tablet, and so much that I have a feeling that I wouldn’t be surprised to see apple come out with one. I wish someone would release one that is running android 3.0.

  • http://Website peter3

    Not all want a high-end expensive tablet. If this sell for 200-300, it is definitely an interesting entry level tablet. I’m guessing if HTC is releasing 3 models, the other two are a higher specked 7 and 10 incurred with a price to prove it

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  • http://Website slbailey1

    Wish it had a dual core processor, Android 3.0 andLTE support. 7″ is the perfect size for a tablet for me. Also I like to have a tablet that weights less than a lb and have at least 8 hours of bettery life.

  • http://Website cj

    I love HTC but most of their built-in cameras stink, and this one probably will too.

  • http://Website Elvio

    Knowing HTC they are most likely to release it with 8mb dual flash, 1GB RAM, 1.2 or 1.5GHz snapdragon

    • masterpfa

      Sounds a nice combination especially 1GB RAM and 1.2 or 1.5GHz snapdragon, who knows eventually may end up as Dual Core

  • http://Website Noel69

    I just hope they use a dual core…thats all i am saying. HTC can not go single core on this one, considering that all the others LG, Moto etc are all going dual core. At this point i am gunning for the LG G Slate but wud prefere an HTC produced tab if it is dual core….hopefully Qualcomm MSM8260 1.2 Ghz processor.