We just posted that there were 76 new Tablets announced at the CES Show in Las Vegas this year and one noticeable absentee from that list is HTC. Premier smartphone manufacturer HTC I know for using the most cutting edge technology in their smartphone and having unsurpassed quality. So when you read about HTC entering the Tablet Market you would naturally think that the device is going to make a huge statement. In this case however, not so much.
HTC is planning on releasing it’s first Android 7 inch Tablet that will be named the Flyer if leaked sources are correct. The Flyer does not bring anything new to the table that we have not seen before from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab which has been out for quite a wile now.
Here is a run down:
- 7 inch screen, resolution 1024 x 600
- Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
- HDMI Support and DNLA enabled
- 1.3 megapixel front camera and 5 megapixel rear with LED Flash
- No GSM Radio for phone calls
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- New Version of HTC Sense for a “better desktop feel”
I don’t have any doubt that this will be a solid Tablet, but with all the Dual Core NVIDIA Processors, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and 4G Titans set to be released early 2011, we’re not sure why HTC couldn’t beef the Flyer up some to be more competitive. Already we are seeing price reductions on the Samsung Galaxy Tab cut $50 dollars to $499.99 off contract.
So we’re happy to see HTC getting in the Tablet game, but hope they bring something better to the table next go around assuming that the leaked specs we have here are correct.