HTC is joining the tablet club with the release of a 7-inch Android tablet names HTC Flyer. This aluminium tablet packs enough horse power to compare the likes of the Motorola Xoom, iPad 2 or Galaxy 2 Tab, however lack of support for Android 3.0 HoneyComb is a failure. We have the complete specs list and initial review below.
The tablet is running a 1.5-GHz single-core processor alongwith 1GB RAM and 32GB on-board storage that is expandable through the SD card slot. The 7-inch screen has a 1024×600 resolution. There is a 5 MegaPixels rear camera as well as 1.3 MegaPixels front facing cam especially suited for video calls. It’s clear that HTC is ready to be a part of the Tablet wars.
However, besides powerful hardware, the tablet evidently lacks support for the Android 3.0 HoneyComb OS which is termed as a must have OS for the tablet market. The tab currently runs Google’s Gingerbread OS with HTC’s Sense UI. The decision of making a 7-inch tablet while the competitors are moving to larger 10-inch displays is also raising some eyebrows. One thing is clear, the Tablet industry is getting ready for some huge competition this year. Initial rumors suggest that OnLive Cloud Gaming service will also be available with Flyer.
Engadget has posted an initial hands-on review of the tablet: