HTC has entered the tablet space by showcasing f HTC Flyer at Mobile world Congress in Bacelona. It is a 7 inch tablet, which is a neatly designed tablet with an aluminium unibody (single piece of metal cast as body) construction.
The tablet will come with an all-new HTC Sense user experience that has been redesigned for the tablets. It will also have a special stylus which, according to company claims, will give a “ground breaking pen experience.” The stylus will enable better writing experience on the screen and better note taking with integration with other apps like calendar and voice recorder.
The tablet has a fast 1.5Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM (damn good for a tablet) along with a 5 megapixel camera at the rear and 1.3 megapixel at front and A-GPS support for mapping.
The battery is a 4000 mAH capacity unit with juice for up to 4 hours of continuous video playback.
HTC also announced HTC Watch, a new connected video service that will debut on HTC Flyer tablet, Service enables on-demand progressive downloading of hundreds of High-Definition movies from major studios.
Company has collaborated with OnLive to launch the first cloud-based mobile gaming service on a tablet, so that you do not have to download the games on to your device. The tablet will support both Flash 10 and HTML 5.
Peter Chou, chief executive officer of HTC Corporation said, “Clearly, smartphones have transformed our lives but as we observed how people use smartphones, computers and other technologies, we saw an opportunity to create a tablet experience that is different, more personal and productive”
Company claims that the tablet is ultra-light, weighing as little as a paperback book, and compact enough to fit in a jacket pocket only.
The HTC Flyer will be available to customers globally during the second quater. However there is no confirmation of an India launch, we hope that India is part of its worldwide launch plan. The pricing is still not known.