HTC Flyer starts landing in Europe

By on May 13, 2011, 4:30 PM

HTC has announced that its first tablet, the HTC Flyer, is available in as of today in Europe. The HTC Flyer combines natural touch and pen interaction and is available in two models: a combined 3G and WiFi (£600 or €650) model and the WiFi-only model (£480 and €500). The combined 3G and WiFi HTC Flyer features 32GB of onboard memory which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 32GB, while the second version only starts you off with 16GB. Both versions come with the HTC Flyer Magic Pen works with HTC's Scribe Technology for an alternative to fingertip interaction.

As well as being available to purchase in retail outlets, HTC fans can also order the Flyer directly from the htcflyerstore.com website. The HTC Flyer is now available in the following territories: the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.

HTC officially unveiled the 7-inch device at Mobile World Congress 2011 three months ago. The HTC Flyer touts a 1.5GHz single-core Qualcomm CPU, 1GB of RAM, 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.

The device is powered by Android 2.3 (codenamed Gingerbread) rather than Android 3.0/3.1 (codenamed Honeycomb). This is unfortunate because the latter is specifically designed for tablets. HTC is more concerned with getting its tablet on the market as soon as possible than having it run Google's latest and greatest.

"We are delighted by the positive reactions that HTC Flyer has received since we first unveiled it in February and are pleased to be able to bring it to major markets across EMEA," Florian Seiche, President of HTC EMEA, said in a statement. "HTC Flyer is completely different from any other tablet on the market and we look forward to hearing about the different ways in which our customers use HTC Flyer in their daily lives – for both work and play."




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abe10tiger abe10tiger, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Gah! My auntie just got something like this... it's different though but it's freaking awesome!

Guest said:

I am an HTC fan so I look closely on this tablet.

What I would like to really see and then I pay whatever they ask is a very accurate handwriting recognition with the magic pen. Then it would be amazing to write emails or even chat on any IM basically writing with a pen. Would be fast and handy.

abe10tiger abe10tiger, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I am an HTC fan so I look closely on this tablet.

What I would like to really see and then I pay whatever they ask is a very accurate handwriting recognition with the magic pen. Then it would be amazing to write emails or even chat on any IM basically writing with a pen. Would be fast and handy.

My cousins didn't like it though.They couldn't log-off their facebook and were afraid that their parents might see their secret stuff.. lolz. they hated the HTC ever since.

mailpup mailpup said:

I can't help mentioning that if your cousins had secret stuff, they shouldn't be putting it on Facebook to begin with. Just saying.

abe10tiger abe10tiger, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I can't help mentioning that if your cousins had secret stuff, they shouldn't be putting it on Facebook to begin with. Just saying.

Well maybe "secret stuff" is not the right word. More like stuff they wouldn't want their parents to see such as weird comments they've been posting, messages they've been sending/getting from their friends, inappropriate statuses, jokish relationships( a girl married to another girl what the heck?I've been seeing that a lot in facebook) and many more I guess.

Sure it'd be ok for their friends to see those but their parents? I wouldn't wouldn't want my parents to see the weird things I've been doing in Facebook.

Guest said:

Dude, wtf are you talking about?!?!?

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