HTC shows off Flyer tablet in 6-minute video

By on March 31, 2011, 2:54 PM
HTC is trying to build a bit of hype around its upcoming tablet. As such, the company has released a video on its official YouTube channel. The video shows off some of the tablet's unique features, including HTC Sense, HTC Scribe, as well as its OnLive gaming system.

Here's the video's description: "Introducing the HTC Flyer -- the big screen that's small enough to hold in your hand. The premium unibody construction looks great and feels solid in your hand, while still keeping the weight to less than a paperback book. Plus, it does most things your PC can -- and more!"

The video would suggest that the tablet is geared at college students and business people, given its advanced note-taking capabilities and the fact that it comes with a stylus. The company clearly believes this little bit will help it differentiate its product from the many tablets coming out this year.

HTC officially unveiled the 7-inch device at Mobile World Congress 2011 last month. The HTC Flyer touts a 1.5GHz single-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of flash storage, an aluminum unibody construction, and a 1024x600 resolution. Other features include a 5MP camera on the back, 1.3MP front-facing camera for video conferencing, HSPA+ support, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

It's not clear if the device will be powered by Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) or Android 2.4. We do know, however, that it won't arrive with Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb), which is specifically designed for tablets, but that users will be able to upgrade to it when it becomes available. HTC is more concerned with getting its tablet on the market as soon as possible than having it run Google's latest and greatest.

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