HTC 7 inch Tablet revealed, should have stayed a secret
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.
HTC got to big, they are lazy now ! no inovation, just oOOOOOLD hardware. like their windows phone 7 devices, just th eold hd2 with new os. to bad, i liked them in the past..
I use to like HTC too but never really was impressed with their hardware. I bought their phones because back in the day, there were not much offerings in the smartphone world. I got the Cingular 2125, later the Fuze and Tilt II and each phone hardware sucked but it was ok because I had the boyz over in XDA helping me tweek those S.O.B.’s. I got a Samsung Blackjack as a replacement for the Cingular 2125 (which had a terrible joystick) and I still use today as a backup but my HTC phones are gone because of bad hardware. I still have the Tilt II but the hardware is so bad I can’t use it as a daily phone.
Now I have a Samsung Cappy and it works great (GPS even works OK).
Good luck HTC in the tablet world. I’m sure you will come out with better products in the future but unlike smartphones, where you were the 1st to the party, tablets will become a tough mountain to climb.