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Spotlight Review: HTC Flyer Tablet

HTC Flyer Tablet for Boomers

HTC brings out their own tablet with the Flyer. It’s a small one, with a 7″ screen and a single-core processor (most of the new tablets, including the iPad 2, feature dual-core processors this year). That processor is no slouch in the speed department, running at a very quick 1.5 GHz. It features a pressure-sensitive stylus, an interesting and useful feature for those who want to write by hand or perhaps draw or paint. The Flyer also has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera (for video calls). It will ship with Android 2.4 (code-named Gingerbread) instead of Android 3.0 (code-named Honeycomb, made specifically for tablets) and feature HTC’s own online gaming and movie streaming services. HTC has tweeted that they will update the tablet to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) in Q2 of 2011, meaning it should be available to install via download to early buyers. The reason cited for shipping with 2.4 was that they hadn’t had sufficient time to test all features on 3.0, which seems like a good move to us.

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