HTC reported to launch Android-based Flyer tablet in March

HTC reported to launch Android-based Flyer tablet in March

Summary: HTC is expected to launch three tablet PCs throughout the first half of the year, starting with the Flyer this March in the United States.

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HTC is expected to launch three tablet PCs throughout the first half of the year, starting with the Flyer this March in the United States.

According to that treasure trove of speculative information, DigiTimes, "HTC will launch the Flyer tablets in cooperation with a telecom carrier, aiming to push sales ahead the planned launch of RIM's PlayBook in March and Motorola's Xoom in April."

Pricing and exact dates weren't mentioned. But we do know that the first batch of units will run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), with an upgrade to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) expected at a later time. The other two unnamed slate computers should run on Honeycomb straight out of the box.

Unfortunately, no other specs were mentioned, but a tablet from HTC surely sounds intriguing. Let's just hope it's not an oversized smartphone like certain other tablets we all know well.

Topics: HTC, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

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  • update

    "...will run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), with an upgrade to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)".

    tell that to samsung galaxy tab buyers and watch them having a breakdown.

    tim cook: "The next generation of Android tablets, which is what you discussed primarily at CES?there's nothing shipping yet?Generally they lack performance specs, they lack prices, they lack timing, and so today they're vapor."
    banned from zdnet
  • Samsung terrible on after sale support of all types

    Yeah, their first mistake was believing Samsung would upgrade a product after it was sold. Their second mistake was buying Samsung.
    colinnwn
  • Looking forward to seeing a working model

    If there is anyone that could make a good tablet it has to be HTC. It will be interesting to see how Honeycomb and Gingerbread work as an alternative to the iPad.
    Lets hope the final build is not laden down with network proprietary apps and is able to step up to the mark.
    nobeelmasri
    • RE: HTC reported to launch Android-based Flyer tablet in March

      @nobeelmasri if not, I am sure XDA will strip it down for us. :)
      A. Noid
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