HTC take a flyer with their new tablet PC
There's been a definite sense of bandwagonism regarding many tech companies decision to release tablet devices. HTC have now jumped on board with a new device called 'Flyer'.
The HTC Flyer aims to take on Apple in the tablet market with a device that holds a 1.5Ghz processor, a 7 inch display (they'll invariably announce a slightly bigger one, soon) and a new version of HTC Sense. It'll be held in an aluminum unibody design with touch and pen interaction. HTC are crowing that the HTC Flyer will be ultra-light, "weighing as little as a paperback book and compact enough to fit in a jacket pocket".
“Clearly, smartphones have transformed our lives but as we observed how people use smartphones, computers and other technologies, we saw an opportunity to create a tablet experience that is different, more personal and productive,” says Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “We are progressing down a path as an industry when people will no longer be in a single device paradigm, but have multiple wireless devices for different needs; this is the direction we are moving.”
The Flyer will also be launched with HTC Watch, a new connected video service which will collaborate with OnLive, Inc. to launch the first cloud-based mobile gaming service on a tablet. The HTC Flyer will be available in the second quarter of 2011.