HTC is going to enter the Indian tablet market with its Android 2.4 based 7 inch tablet Flyer. The neatly designed tablet with aluminium unibody construction (single piece of metal cast as full body) will be launched in India by the end of this month.
The tablet is already available online at Letsbuy.com for a price of Rs 37,500. Although it is more expensive than other tablets in the market, it has the features to justify its price. The only negative aspect of this tablet is the absence of Android 3.0. However, it comes with a unique tablet-optimised 2.4 version of Android, which is yet to be seen in the Indian market.
Flyer will come with an all-new HTC Sense user interface that has been redesigned for tablets. It will also have a special stylus which, according to the company, will give a “ground breaking pen experience”. The stylus will enable an improved writing experience on the screen and better note taking by integrating with other apps like calendar and voice recorder.
The tablet has a 1.5 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM (very good for a tablet,) along with a 5 megapixel camera at the rear and a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front, as well as A-GPS support for mapping.
The battery has 4000 mAh capacity and delivers up to 4 hours of continuous video playback.
HTC also announced HTC Watch Service, a new connected video service that will debut with Flyer, and which enables on-demand progressive downloading of hundreds of high definition movies from major studios.
The 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 to your device. The tablet will support both Flash 10 and HTML 5.
HTC claims that the tablet is ultra-light, weighing as little as a paperback book, and compact enough to fit in a jacket pocket. Another thing special about this tablet is that it is the only device with 2.4 version of Android in the Indian market so far.