Rumor: HTC Flyer gets handled, specs leaked
Rumors about HTC tablets seems to be all the rage these days. According to amobil.no, one of their trusted sources has gotten the chance to handle the HTC Flyer and has shared some insightful details about the tablet’s specifications. The HTC Flyer is described as being a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, with a 7 inch display with the same 1024 x 600 screen resolution. Powering the HTC Flyer is Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor, the same chipset that HTC is using to power the HTC Desire HD, HTC Inspire 4G and HTC Thunderbolt. The HTC Flyer will also feature an HDMI connection as well the ability to stream media via DLNA over Wi-Fi.
HTC has equipped the Flyer with a 1.3 megapixel camera on the from and a 5 MP camera with LED flash and facial recognition support on the back.
HTC will apparently be sticking with the trend of launching their Android tablet in partnership with local service providers. The source did not reveal which cellular bands the HTC Flyer was equipped with, but they did reference that the tablet would be equipped with support for HSPA.
The software setup for the HTC Flyer appears to be pretty standard, but things get a little confusing when it comes to the software running on the Flyer. Apparently, the HTC Flyer is currently running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with a modified version of HTC Sense with more of a “desktop feel.”
We would hope that HTC would wait for Google to put the finishing touches on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) before releasing the HTC Flyer, HTC has always moved at their own pace. We’re not so sure how much of this new information is actually legitimate, but much of it does match up with the news that came out of Taiwan late last week. With Mobile World Congress, we’re hoping HTC will finally unveil the HTC Flyer and any other Android tablets they might be hiding up their sleeve.