HTC Flyer

HTC Flyer gets a million orders

HTC is flying high with it's new tablet. No, that's not a sad play on words, it's actually great news for Android handset company which has been reported to have secured over 1 million orders for it's HTC Flyer tablet computer. That's quite a feat considering that there's been no official announcement of pricing or even launch date on this smaller tablet (although we leaked pricing in Europe here and here) designed to go head to head with the iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Analysts believe that the price for the Flyer will fall somewhere in between the Tab and the iPad 2, so a million orders is quite a feat.

HTC : Release the Dogs [AC Event Security Series]

Standing there at the HTC booth at Mobile World Congress 2011 several minutes after they'd had a press conference in a different place entirely with the rest of my teammates, I came to see a mad rush to release the next generation of HTC handheld devices. Holding the crowd back from the showroom floor, as it were, the various representatives, workers, and show people replaced about every other phone that was already on the floor with the new devices that'd been announced less than a half hour before. This was no less than a microcosm of the event as a whole and indeed of this new mobile technology culture's ravenousness as a whole. Come with us on this pointed journey.

HTC Flyer Hands-On and Palm rejection test [Video]

As 2011 marches on we are all slowly learning that this really will be "The Year for Tablets." With every manufacturer you can think of throwing out an Android tablet, and don't forget about oh, the iPad 2. With everyone in the tablet game worried they might not be up to par. Like Samsung feeling the 10.1 Tab is inadequate compared to the iPad 2. HTC is just cruising along at their own speed. Launching what we all know as the HTC Flyer. Today we have a video showing a little hands on, and a demo of the Palm-Rejection in action, which allows use of a pen or stylus.

HTC Flyer Wifi-only Version Pre-Order at Cyberport Now

The slightly less awesome Wifi-only version of HTC's newest installment of Android device, the Flyer tablet, is now up for pre-order via Germany's Cyberport retailer. The listing they've got up details the 7-inch slate's 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen that includes active stylus (for all your drawings!) as well as Android 2.4 Gingerbread with customized Sense overlay, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, and a complete lack of 3G/HSPA connection. On the other hand, this version that includes no contract at all, leaving you free and clear forever, will run you only €499 ($686).

Amazon puts HTC Flyer up for pre-order in Germany

The HTC Flyer has been priced by Amazon Germany, with the retailer putting the 7-inch Android tablet up for pre-order at €699 ($944). TabletGuys spotted the listing, despite the tablet only being announced at MWC 2011 yesterday. €699 is actually the same as Apple Germany is asking for the 32GB iPad WiFi + 3G, though we're expecting some carrier subsidization when the slate launches in early Q2. [vms c00c2d31982567235c55] [via SlashGear]

HTC Flyer tablet: Active stylus, Evernote sync, HSPA+ and OnLive gaming

HTC has officially announced its new tablet, the HTC Flyer, at MWC 2011 this week. After the rumors of the past few weeks, the Flyer's existence hardly comes as a surprise; however, some of the technology decisions HTC has made - including supplying it with an active stylus - are pretty surprising. Hardware is a slick combination of a 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm CPU with data-only HSPA+, a 4,000 mAh battery, 7-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen and dual cameras, wrapped up in a unibody-style white plastic and brushed aluminum chassis. A WiFi-only version will follow "pretty soon" after the original HSPA+ model, and both have a custom microUSB port which, as well as working with regular accessories, will also support HTC's new high-power rapid charger. On top there's Android 2.4 Gingerbread with a heavily modified version of HTC Sense to suit the bigger display: a 3D homescreen with floating widgets, a carousel layout in landscape orientation, and a 3D grid in portrait orientation. HTC promises a Honeycomb OTA updated "soon after" the Flyer's launch which, they insisted to us, shouldn't be impacted by what's expected to be minimal carrier modification. Even before then, though, there'll be split-screen apps of HTC's own making, with a multi-pane browser, calendar, email, address book and other software to make the most of the resolution. It's the stylus that really makes the HTC Flyer stand apart, however. HTC has used an unspecified active stylus technology with a battery-powered pen (that has a pressure-sensitive nib and two buttons, defaulting to erase and text-select) and loaded a new app called Notes that supports sketching, handwritten text and annotation of imported photos and clippings. Notes will also record audio, indexing points in the recording with the notes you're taking at the time, for easier later recall. Content stored in Notes can be wirelessly synchronized with Evernote, and HTC expects to release a special touch driver allowing third-party developers to add support to their own apps. HTC user experience manager Drew Bamford told Android Community that the company already has a list of developers who it thinks could do "interesting things" with the Flyer's hybrid touchscreen technology. The Flyer will also debut HTC's new streaming content drive, building on its recent investments in Saffron Digital and OnLive. A new "Watch" app will offer streaming movies and TV shows, while an OnLive app will allow streamed 3D gameplay on the Flyer; using DLNA over WiFi, the Flyer will be able to put OnLive gaming on a nearby compatible TV. Both services are expected to offer pay-per-use and subscription options, and HTC says the same systems are likely to spread to its phones in future. "We've pretty serious about this category," HTC told us last week, "we're not just dipping our toe into the water." The company wouldn't say exactly what was next, but the message is clear - this is definitely not the last tablet we'll be seeing from them in the coming months. The HTC Flyer will launch in early Q2 2011, pricing tba (though HTC says it's aiming for the "high end" to rival the iPad). As for accessories, there'll be a bundled slip-case with a slot for the included stylus, as well as an optional case which converts into a stand, a desktop dock, and a Bluetooth keyboard. HTC Flyer hands-on demo: [vms c00c2d31982567235c55] [gallery] Press Release:
HTC UNVEILS HTC FLYER, THE FIRST TABLET WITH HTC SENSE Aluminum unibody design with touch and pen interaction make HTC Flyer unique First tablet with HTC Watch video service, HTC Scribe Technology and OnLive gaming BARCELONA, SPAIN – Mobile World Congress – February 15, 2011 – HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced its first tablet, the HTC FlyerTM. HTC Flyer blends HTC’s trademark design language with an all-new HTC Sense user experience that has been reimagined for the tablets. Using an intuitive and innovative approach to tablets, HTC Flyer combines natural touch and pen interaction. HTC also announced HTC Watch, a new connected video service that will debut on HTC Flyer tablet, and will collaborate with OnLive Inc. to launch the first cloud-based mobile gaming service on a tablet. “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,” said 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.” Encased in a sleek aluminum unibody, the HTC Flyer tablet exudes the iconic style and build quality HTC is known for. It is also ultra-light, weighing as little as a paperback book, and compact enough to fit in a jacket pocket only. With a seven-inch display, lightning fast 1.5Ghz processor and high-speed HSPA+ wireless capabilities, the HTC Flyer tablet is perfect for those who have been waiting for a tablet that is both compact and powerful. HTC Sense for Tablet HTC Sense revolutionized smartphones by placing the person at the center of the experience. HTC Flyer’s tablet-focused HTC Sense experience focuses on surprising and delighting people with its gorgeous 3D home screen. A unique carousel of widgets puts a user’s most important content and information at the visual center of the experience. The HTC Flyer tablet also offers uncompromised Web browsing with Flash 10 and HTML 5. HTC Scribe Technology Touch interaction lights up the HTC Flyer tablet experience, but it also offers a groundbreaking pen experience. With the new HTC Scribe Technology on the HTC Flyer tablet, people can rediscover the natural act of writing. HTC Scribe Technology introduces a wave of integrated digital ink innovations that make it easy and natural to take notes, sign contracts, draw pictures, or even write on a web page or photo. HTC Scribe Technology on the HTC Flyer tablet transforms traditional note-taking into smart note-taking by integrating natural onscreen writing with thoughtful and integrated innovations. A feature called Timemark enables you to capture the audio of a meeting in line with your written notes, so tapping on a word in your notes instantly takes you to that exact place in time in the audio recording of the meeting. Notes are also integrated with the calendar so when there is an appointment reminder you are automatically prompted with an opportunity to begin a new note or in the case of recurring meetings, to continue where the last meeting left off. In an industry first, the HTC Flyer tablet also features built-in synchronization with Evernote, the world-leading notes application and service. Streaming Mobile Movies with HTC Watch The HTC Flyer tablet premieres HTC Watch, HTC’s new video download service. The HTC Watch service enables low-cost on-demand progressive downloading of hundreds of High-Definition movies from major studios. The intuitive, natural design of the HTC Watch service makes it easy to find the latest movie and video content, while advanced technology on the back-end enables instant playback over the HTC Flyer tablet’s high-speed wireless connection. Mobile Gaming with OnLive HTC takes mobile gaming to an entirely new level by being the first mobile device in the world to integrate OnLive Inc.’s revolutionary cloud-based gaming service. OnLive is leading in the home gaming market by letting people play top video games on their televisions without the need to buy expensive gaming hardware or software. When integrated fully, the OnLive service will enable customers to pipe the OnLive service through the HTC Flyer tablet’s broadband wireless to their television sets, or let them play directly on the tablet. When integrated on the HTC Flyer tablet, people can play a variety of games, including hits like Assassin’s Creed II, NBA 2K11 and Lego Batman. Availability HTC Flyer will be available to customers globally during Q2 2011.

HTC Desire 2, Flyer, Pyramid, LG Optimus 3D, Star Tab Appear in Inventory Lists

Dear sneaky ninja photographers, thank you so very much for your help in finding ways for early adopters to get pumped up earlier than was ever possible before. That said, the photos you're about to lay eyes on, dear reader, were submitted to fonearena overnight, and they show no less than , , , , and a in various inventory lists. Although we trust fonearena to be tossing out trustable info, and they say this source has been good in the past, there's always the fact that these lists could quite easily have been replicated in any gridlike program for computing.

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: January 25 2011

Feel free to go through the rest of the news of course, but the biggest bit in the Android Community today is our total revitalization! That's right, we're going through a facelift and organ reorganization, all of it outlined here: Android Community Total Revamp Coming Soon! After you're done there, have a peek at the Editor's Choice columns for the oddities, and the rest of the list for updates to Android devices galore!

7-inch HTC Flyer slate due in US come March, with two more tablets in June?

HTC is believed to be launching an Android 2.3 tablet in the US come March, followed by a further two slates in June running Android 3.0. According to DigiTimes, the initial slate - the HTC Flyer - will be updated to Android 3.0 Honeycomb when Google releases the new OS later in 2011, but HTC is aiming to beat rivals like the Motorola XOOM to the market. No hardware specifications have been given, but SlashGear has been told separately that among HTC's new wares for MWC 2011 will be a 7-inch slate which could well be the Flyer. Broader availability for the tablet is expected in Q2 2011.
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