Mar 27 AT 8:38 PM Nick Gray 17 Comments

Rumor: HTC Flyer heading to T-Mobile

It’s no secret that HTC is looking to launch the 3G version of the HTC Flyer with as many carriers as they can, but this is the first time we’ve seen any indication that the 7-inch Android 2.3 tablet will be heading to T-Mobile. The promotional material below clearly shows in-store displays, ads, and even a YouTube page re-branding with the HTC Flyer front and center. While this may sound like exciting news, we would like to point out that we have no clue as to which of T-Mobile’s markets the HTC Flyer will be heading to. The HTC Flyer ads and store displays clearly show T-Mobile’s international logo (three d0ts before the T) while the YouTube page shown belongs to T-Mobile U.S.A.

HTC’s original launch plans called for an early Q2 launch of the Flyer. Hopefully we’ll see an official announcement from T-Mobile in the next week or two which will give us some indication as to which markets will get the HTC Flyer. If the HTC Flyer doesn’t get announced for your market, don’t forget that the HTC will be launching a WiFi-only verion of the Android tablet in the next months or so.

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Source: PocketNow

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Sam

    You lost me at 2.3

    • http://Website Teen-Mobile is

      Terrible-Mobile. But the T-Morons dont care…

  • http://Website DROID Sam

    Android 2.3 or not, the HTC Flyer looks to be one of the best Android tablets ready to hit the market. Since the Flyer has a lower resolution screen, the 1.5 GHz single core process will probably outperform the Tegra 2 equipped Honeycomb tablets with high-res displays.

    I simply love the size and the fact that it comes with the capacitive pen!

    • http://Website ari-free

      The pen is more advanced than a capacitive pen. The tip is just like a real pen, has hover functionality and has 256 levels of pressure sensitivity.

  • http://Website B

    If it’s not a HTC 3 dimensional triangle, I don’t wanna hear about it.

  • MorphiusFaydal

    I’m okay with it coming to all the T-Mobile markets. And I’m going to guess that while it may launch with 2.3, HTC will update it pretty quick to a 3.0 based build with a tablet oriented version of Sense on it.

    • http://www.onlinetechworld.com Ako

      There are some news on web stating reluctance of google to upgrade Android 2.x to Honeycomb

  • http://Website ari-free

    that looks like more than just a rumor from the pics

  • http://Website ari-free

    Some apps that may use the stylus include Adobe Journal, picsay and most interestingly Vision objects which is good handwriting recognition.
    You know what would really be cool? HTC flyer being used for educational apps, not just for college physics lectures but for elementary school kids.

  • http://Website Uncle Paul

    I would say its more likely the UK T-Mobile then the USA brand. In the UK they use the magenta color more but I could be wrong(which I’ve known to be). The pen is probably the best part of the whole thing, but I don’t see this tablet being able to compete with the iPad. I think the Android tablets out there are too confusing for the average user. The Xoom is a great device, but I think the average person who has nothing vested into Android and iOS will take the simplisticity of iPad over the Xoom, Galaxy Tab and this.

    • http://Website Nick

      I agree. Android still needs to make tablet usage a bit more usable. But since Android phones are selling like crazy these days, we’re going to see more and more peopel who own Android phones turn to Android tablets simply because they know the platform already.

      People who use Android for the first time on a tablet will have a very steep learning curve.

  • http://Website watbetch

    The —T-Mobile– is totally UK but Carly isn’t.

  • http://Website nate957

    I really wanted to buy the HTC Pryamid and the Flyer, getting T-mobile’s very fast 4G network, but with the shitty upcoming merger, I’m switching to Sprint.

    • http://Website Da Beast

      You could still get a “Flyer” on Sprint. It’s called the EVO View 4G!!!

  • http://www.fatburnergreentea.com greentea

    A promotion from T-mobile has leaked which implies that the HTC Flyer is coming to the network. This is surprising since Best Buy issued a press release that they have exclusive rights to sell the tablet. But we’re not really sure if it’s really going to the T-mobile network.

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      Best Buy has exclusive rights to the Wi-Fi version of the HTC Flyer, not the HSPA+ version. T-Mobile could launch the HSPA+ version.

  • Swiperrr

    So do you have to have T-Mobile to purchase an HTC Flyer? Or can you just buy it from T-Mobile?

  1. SamGuest 4 years ago

    You lost me at 2.3

    • Teen-Mobile isGuest 4 years ago

      Terrible-Mobile. But the T-Morons dont care…

  2. DROID SamGuest 4 years ago

    Android 2.3 or not, the HTC Flyer looks to be one of the best Android tablets ready to hit the market. Since the Flyer has a lower resolution screen, the 1.5 GHz single core process will probably outperform the Tegra 2 equipped Honeycomb tablets with high-res displays.

    I simply love the size and the fact that it comes with the capacitive pen!

    • ari-freeGuest 4 years ago

      The pen is more advanced than a capacitive pen. The tip is just like a real pen, has hover functionality and has 256 levels of pressure sensitivity.

  3. BGuest 4 years ago

    If it’s not a HTC 3 dimensional triangle, I don’t wanna hear about it.

  4. I’m okay with it coming to all the T-Mobile markets. And I’m going to guess that while it may launch with 2.3, HTC will update it pretty quick to a 3.0 based build with a tablet oriented version of Sense on it.

    • AkoGuest 4 years ago

      There are some news on web stating reluctance of google to upgrade Android 2.x to Honeycomb

  5. ari-freeGuest 4 years ago

    that looks like more than just a rumor from the pics

  6. ari-freeGuest 4 years ago

    Some apps that may use the stylus include Adobe Journal, picsay and most interestingly Vision objects which is good handwriting recognition.
    You know what would really be cool? HTC flyer being used for educational apps, not just for college physics lectures but for elementary school kids.

  7. Uncle PaulGuest 4 years ago

    I would say its more likely the UK T-Mobile then the USA brand. In the UK they use the magenta color more but I could be wrong(which I’ve known to be). The pen is probably the best part of the whole thing, but I don’t see this tablet being able to compete with the iPad. I think the Android tablets out there are too confusing for the average user. The Xoom is a great device, but I think the average person who has nothing vested into Android and iOS will take the simplisticity of iPad over the Xoom, Galaxy Tab and this.

    • NickGuest 4 years ago

      I agree. Android still needs to make tablet usage a bit more usable. But since Android phones are selling like crazy these days, we’re going to see more and more peopel who own Android phones turn to Android tablets simply because they know the platform already.

      People who use Android for the first time on a tablet will have a very steep learning curve.

  8. watbetchGuest 4 years ago

    The —T-Mobile– is totally UK but Carly isn’t.

  9. nate957Guest 4 years ago

    I really wanted to buy the HTC Pryamid and the Flyer, getting T-mobile’s very fast 4G network, but with the shitty upcoming merger, I’m switching to Sprint.

    • Da BeastGuest 4 years ago

      You could still get a “Flyer” on Sprint. It’s called the EVO View 4G!!!

  10. greenteaGuest 4 years ago

    A promotion from T-mobile has leaked which implies that the HTC Flyer is coming to the network. This is surprising since Best Buy issued a press release that they have exclusive rights to sell the tablet. But we’re not really sure if it’s really going to the T-mobile network.

    • Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)Guest 4 years ago

      Best Buy has exclusive rights to the Wi-Fi version of the HTC Flyer, not the HSPA+ version. T-Mobile could launch the HSPA+ version.

  11. So do you have to have T-Mobile to purchase an HTC Flyer? Or can you just buy it from T-Mobile?