HTC Flyer tablet expected in March

first_imgOn the last day of 2010 a trademark filing was discovered for the “HTC Scribe” with the description on the trademark filing stating:Handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer We expected that this was the name of the first HTC tablet that would come to market this year. But according to DigiTimes it isn’t, and we are going to see a tablet called the HTC Flyer arrive in March.AdChoices广告The Flyer is thought to be the first of three tablets HTC is set to launch, so we assume the Scribe will be one of the other two both expected to launc in June. As for the Flyer, all we know is the tablet is modeled on the HTC Desire smatphone (pictured above) and will run Android 2.3 with an upgrade to Android 3.0 planned.The launch will be handled in conjunction with a network company much like the Galaxy Tab is offered with a data contract. The March launch date is also key for HTC who want to beat the RIM PlayBook and Motorola Xoom tablets to market.Read more at DigiTimesMatthew’s OpinionAlthough this news is unconfirmed by HTC it is widely believed that HTC will begin its assault on the tablet market in 2011. The company has such a good reputation in the smartphone market it would be crazy not to produce a tablet running the latest Android–it’s guaranteed to generate a lot of positive interest and then sales.While DigiTimes suggests the Flyer is modeled on the Desire, I can’t see the buttons staying the same. So we assume they just mean the casing design. As for spec, we guess it will have a 10.1″ display, ARM processor, a capacitive touchscreen, SD slot, USB port, and at least a couple of internal storage options.March is still a long way off and iPad 2 keeps getting hinted at seeing a release early this year. Will the Flyer have enough to compete with Apple’s new tablet? Or has HTC just done enough to outperform the iPad?last_img read more