HTC Flyer

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HTC Flyer
HTC EVO View
Manufacturer HTC Corporation
Type Tablet, media player
Release date May 2011
Introductory price Best Buy: US$499.99[1]
Operating system Android 3.2.1 with HTC Sense UI [2][3]
Power Battery/AC
CPU 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
Memory 1GB DDR2 RAM
Storage Flash memory eMMC: 32 GB
Display 7-inch 1024×600 px
Input Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display
HTC Scribe Capacitive Stylus
Camera 5.0 megapixel rear-facing
1.3 megapixel, front-facing
Connectivity

HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n

Bluetooth 3.0 (with A2DP)[2]
Dimensions 195.4 mm (7.69 in) (h)
122 mm (4.8 in) (w)
13.2 mm (0.52 in) (d)
Weight 415 g (14.6 oz)

The HTC Flyer (also known as the HTC EVO View 4G) is a tablet computer by HTC Corporation. It was announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 and released in May 2011.[4] Unlike other tablets announced at MWC, the Flyer has a single-core 1.5 GHz CPU[5] and ran 2.3.3 (Gingerbread).[2][3] In February 2011 it was reported that HTC had claimed via Facebook that "Flyer will be getting a Honeycomb upgrade in Q2", however an HTC representative subsequently stated "I can confirm that we are working to bring a Honeycomb update to Flyer in short order – however, I don't have any specific information on what the timing may be."[6] The version running Android 3.2.1 (Honeycomb) was released later in 2011. The HTC Flyer can be updated up to Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 through the use of custom ROMs.

It has a 7 inch TFT display and includes some special features, such as pen input as well as touch input.[7][8][9] A Wi-Fi variant was launched on May 22 and it was available via Best Buy. The product was discontinued in December 2011.[10]

Key features[edit]

In use
HTC Flyer- Back
  • An optional HTC Scribe digital pen using HTC Scribe technology running on top of N-trig DuoSense hardware, by which a user can capture and annotate any on-screen content with notes and drawings using a battery powered, active, non-capacitive digital stylus.
  • 7" 1024×600 display with multi-touch capability
  • Integration and compatibility with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0
  • Built-in dual microphones for noise reduction
  • Android operating system
  • Adobe Flash 10.3 and HTML5 support

Hardware[edit]

  • 5 MP Color CMOS camera with auto focus
  • 1.3 MP front camera for video chatting
  • 32GB eMMC memory plus microSD card slot
  • 4,000 mAh battery

"The HTC Flyer features an immersive 3D user experience that brings to life, all your favorite content - weather, email and even ebooks."[11] Best Buy was the exclusive retailer for the spring 2011 launch.[12] Currently, Sprint will be the only carrier to sell a 4G model with black and red instead of white and silver.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Buy - HTC Flyer Tablet (White)". 
  2. ^ a b c Bray, Jonathan (15 February 2011). "HTC Flyer review: first look". PC Pro UK. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Version confusion on Google's Android resolved". 23 February 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "HTC Flyer Tablet launched at Mobile World Congress 2011". 
  5. ^ Palmer, Jacob (17 February 2011). "LG Optimus Pad vs HTC Flyer vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2". Gizmocrunch. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Honeycomb to come to HTC Flyer". Android Central. 15 February 2011. 
  7. ^ Kremp, Matthias (17 February 2011). "Schlaumeier-Handys und Facebook überall" (in German). Der Spiegel. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Briggeman, Mark (15 February 2011). "Hands-on with the new HTC Flyer". Mobility Minded. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "MWC2011: HTC Flyer Android 2.4 Tablet with 1 GB RAM and 1.5 GHz processor". 
  10. ^ "HTC Flyer set for cheaper Wi-Fi option News TechRadar UK". 
  11. ^ HTC Flyer coming to Singapore in May
  12. ^ "Best Buy Gets Exclusive Agreement to Sell HTC Flyer". HTCFlyer.net. March 23, 2011.