HTC Flyer could be a 7-inch tablet with yesterday’s OS and last year’s specs

By on January 25, 2011 at 5:45 PM.

HTC Flyer could be a 7-inch tablet with yesterday’s OS and last year’s specs

Unconfirmed reports claim to reveal the specs of an unannounced tablet soon to be unveiled by HTC. Norwegian enthusiast blog amobil claims to have sources and an internal document that provide details surrounding HTC’s forthcoming “HTC Flyer” tablet. Thought to launch as one of HTC’s first tablet offerings, the device curiously has specs that barely seem competitive following the barrage of tablets we saw introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Purported specs include a 7-inch 1024 x 600-pixel display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 3G connectivity, a 5-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 4GB of internal storage, DLNA, an HDMI-out port and the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with HTC Sense. Unless HTC plans on bringing a knife to a gunfight, expect one of two things to happen when the Flyer is finally announced — either these specs are off base, or this device will be on the budget end of several tablets (possibly including the HTC Scribe) announced in succession by the popular Taiwan-based cell phone maker. Along those lines, amobil also notes that HTC is preparing a 10-inch tablet with LTE connectivity to launch in the second half of the year. More →

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‘HTC Scribe’ trademarks describe a tablet computer

By on December 30, 2010 at 2:01 PM.

‘HTC Scribe’ trademarks describe a tablet computer

HTC filed two trademarks this week in order to protect the name of an upcoming tablet. Presumed to be the company’s first entry into the tablet PC space, HTC has trademarked “HTC Scribe” and “Scribe.” According to the description found on each filing, the HTC Scribe will be a “handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer.” HTC is expected to launch at least one tablet in early 2011, and it reportedly run the upcoming tablet-optimized version of Google’s Android operating system — Honeycomb. Other rumored specs include the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 2GB of internal memory, microSDHC support and a 1280 x 720-pixel touchscreen display. HTC has not yet confirmed that it is working on a tablet product, having stated only that the company is evaluating the tablet PC market. Hit the break for more details on HTC’s new trademarks. More →

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