Wednesday, April 27, 2011

HTC Flyer is Scheduled to arrive July 6

Tentatively the HTC Flyer Android tablet will be available to consumers July 6. The 7 inch tab has not received a great deal of press. The Android 2.3 tablet has a single core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor , 1GB of RAM, a rear 1.3mp rear facing camera and a 5mp front facing camera, GPS, 32BB internal storage, WiFi and Bluetooth. All of this does not sound like such a great sales pitch in a world of Android tablets with the 3.0 Honeycomb system with dual processors.

We wouldn’t say that HTC’s Android tablet, the HTC Flyer, is the most talked about device from the company, but yes, it does have its own followers. The 7 inch tab is expected to release on July 6 from T-Mobile. That’s not an official date, so no guarantees.

At a time when Honeycomb and dual core processors are all over the tablet market, an Android 2.3 tablet with a single core processor doesn’t sound so awesome. However, the HTC Flyer has a strong set of specs. The 7 inch tablet is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor and features 1GB RAM, a front (5mp) and rear (1.3mp) facing camera, 32GB internal storage, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HTC Sense, and more. There’s the digital stylus too that can be used to take notes, doodle, and even draw intricate graphics. Pretty handy for taking down notes in meetings, classes, and the like.

The Wi-Fi only, 16GB HTC Flyer is available for preorder from Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores for $499. T-Mobile could easily sell the tab for $200-$250 with its 2-year contractual agreement and mail-in rebate. So, hold on if you don’t mind the wait.

The fact that the HTC Flyer will be getting Honeycomb’d later is also a point in its favor. A recent HTC tweet reconfirms that
In case you weren’t aware, we will be updating Flyer to Honeycomb shortly after launch. That’s encouraging, especially the “shortly after” reference.

T-Mobile will also be stocking other devices from HTC – HTC Sensation and HTC Doubleshot (in three colors). With the G2x and G-Slate from LG also coming to T-Mobile shelves, the carrier is sure to have a great sale season..