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MWC 2011: HTC Flyer Hands-Sorta-Near Impressions

Feb 15 2011, 9:36am CST | by , in Rumors | MWC

MWC 2011: HTC Flyer Hands-Sorta-Near Impressions
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Video inside.

HTC's Flyer Tablet is so new they won't even let it out of its cage. The software isn't finished, so for now it's just a slate with looping video sitting under glass. Safe from the prying hands of industrial saboteurs and also clumsy journalists with greasy fingers. No matter how much I begged or winked suggestively, the HTC rep wouldn't let me take it out.

So instead I took this video:

 

That pen you see next to the Flyer is a stylus that works on capacitive screens and allows for handwriting recognition, as well as highlighting and such. Double tapping the screen with a stylus takes a screenshot of the display. The stylus requires its own battery (AAA is the rumor) and does not slot into the Flyer's body in any way.

HTC has taken a leaf out of Apple's book in terms of design. The Flyer is almost seamless, with only a microUSB slot. It comes with an attachable USB slot, ala the iPad. We'll see if this 7" slate can strike a nerve in customers come March.

Or, as the rep put it, "end of Q1, start of Q2".

 

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