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 VP says Windows Phone 7 sales look good; currently evaluating tablet market

By on December 2, 2010 at 3:10 PM.

HTC VP says Windows Phone 7 sales look good; currently evaluating tablet market

A report from DigiTimes Thursday morning contains a few interesting tidbits from a talkative HTC executive. Jack Tong, vice president of HTC Asia, purportedly discussed the iPad’s impact on the smartphone market recently, which he notes is not as dramatic as the popular tablet’s impact on PC sales. The HTC exec went on to say that the company will continue to focus on Android-based smartphones in 2011, as well as Windows Phone 7 devices. WP7 has been selling well thus far, Tong noted, though Q1 2011 performance of the company’s Microsoft-powered smartphones will seemingly be a much better indication of the platform’s potential. Finally, Tong said HTC is currently evaluating the tablet PC market but he would not mention any specific products. HTC is rumored to be prepping an Android tablet that will be release some time in early 2011. More →

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