There’s talk that HTC is so happy with preorders of the HTC Flyer that they may be following Samsung’s lead on the Galaxy Tab and adding two more sizes to the Flyer line by this summer. We reported a few weeks back that preorders of the Flyer have gone through the roof with over 1,000,000 already sold … and it’s not even out yet. The two new Flyer tablets will have larger screens, mirroring the Samsung release plan, and will run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Out other than that, there’s little information.
Currently available for pre-order, the HTC Flyer has a 1.5GHZ processor, a 7-inch screen similar to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and will use an optional “Magic Pen” stylus. The stylus, is a digital pen works to emulate a real pin and provide a realistic pen to paper experience. OS wise, the Flyer is planned to run Android 2.4 (Gingerbread) initially, to be followed by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) with a Sense UI.
The report, which comes from the DigiTimes also says that in the US, supplies of the Flyer are limited due to production being unable to keep up with the demand. To that end, US Flyer fans will find it a challenge to find the Flyer, which we reported is exclusive to Best Buy, until at least May. Originally, it was to be launched sometime in April, and limited quantities will be available at that time, but demand will far outstrip it like has happened with the iPad 2. Meanwhile, you can swing over to this Flyer Hands-On to learn more about this cool tablet.