HTC's Flyer Will Fly To Shelves In March

Posted: Jan 21 2011, 1:16pm CST | by , in News | Android

 
HTC's Flyer Will Fly To Shelves In March
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Company's iPad killer has high hopes

After shaking the mobile phone market, HTC is ready to try its hand at the tablet industry, as the company is expected to launch the "Flyer" in just a couple months.

HTC was a name that hardly anyone in the US - or anywhere - had ever heard of five years ago. And then Android came along. HTC was the manufacturer of the very first Android phone, the G1.

Since then it has gone on to create some of the most high-profile smartphones in the US, most of them dealing with Google's mobile operating system. It was also the first to create a 4G phone in the US, with the Evo 4G for Sprint.

So it's not just hot air to say that HTC has a lot of potential in the tablet market.

Rumors suggest the Flyer will have mobile data connectivity and may be tied to a specific carrier, but there are no leads as to who that might be.

It will also run on Android 2.3, the version of Android Google has said is optimized for tablets. And, it should be upgradeable to Android 3.0, the brand new version of the platform that most current Android devices won't be able to update to.

In addition to the Flyer, HTC is planning at least two more tablets for launch in the spring. It's also rumored to be creating a glasses-free 3D tablet for Sprint, as noted above.

Via Phandroid

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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