Coming this Spring from popular Android smart phone maker HTC is a sleek new tablet. The uni-body HTC Flyer 7-inch tablet will be shipping very soon in the US with the option for Wi-Fi only and 3G/4G too.
In anticipation for their exclusive launch for the Wi-Fi only HTC Flyer Best Buy has announced pricing and when customers can place pre-orders.
The Flyer will set you back $499 if you want the carrier-free Wi-Fi only model that Best Buy will offer. You can start placing pre-orders for the tablet on April 25th, 2011. The ‘Big Blue Box’ states they will be offering pre-orders for the tablet at regular Best Buy shops as well as Best Buy Mobile shops.
If you are interested in getting the 7-inch Flyer with a mobile broadband connection like 3G or 4G, options should be coming soon. Right now Sprint has announced they will carry the HTC EVO View 4G, a Black colored HTC Flyer, soon. The Sprint variation hasn’t been priced but subsidized pricing should be expected as the other tablet, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7, is currently being offered for the low subsidized price of $200.
For now you can learn about all the technical features for this tablet below. Keep in mind that HTC will be releasing an update to Android 3.0 Honeycomb with the Sense UI customizations ASAP.
|OS||Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense|
|Display||7-inch WSVGA (1024×600) capacitive multi-touch|
|Stylus||HTC Scribe a capacitive stylus/pen|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5Ghz single-core|
|RAM||1GB of RAM|
|Storage||32GB of Flash Storage|
|Camera||1.3 mega-pixel front and 5 mega-pixel rear with auto focus|
|Card Slot||microSD card (SD 2.0 compatible)|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and optional 3G/4G|
|Ports||1x microUSB, 3.5mm stereo audio jack,|
|GPS||Internal GPS antenna|
|Sensors||GPS Sensors, Ambient light sensor G-Sensor Digital compass|
|Audio Codec support||Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9); Recording: .amr, .aac|
|Video Codec Support||Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3); Recording: .3gp|
|Battery||4000 mAh re-chargeable battery|
|Battery Life||Standby: Up to 820 ~1470 hours; Video Playback: Up to 4 hours All subject to network and device usage|
|Dimensions||(LxWxT): 195.4 (7.7-inch) x 122 (4.8-inch) x 13.2 mm (0.52-inch)|
|Weight||420 grams (14.82 ounces) with battery|