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Taiwanese manufacturer, HTC has joined the tablet market with the launch of its new 7-inch tablet called, ‘HTC Flyer’.
The tablet comes with a single-core 1.5GHz processor and what has raised some concerns about the device is the use of a customized version of Android Gingerbread rather than Honeycomb, which is specifically meant for tablets. The company has said that it will be upgraded to Honeycomb.
HTC Flyer comes with support for quad-band GSM/EDGE and tri-band 900/1700/2100 HSPA at 14.4Mbps. It also comes with Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0+HS and other sensors, such as a gyroscope, light sensor, and digital compass. HTC will offer its own Sense user interface on the tablet.
The tablet will have two cameras; a 5 megapixels with autofocus and a front facing camera rated at 1.3 megapixels for video chats. The users will be able to use Google's custom-made video chatting software over 3G and/or Wi-Fi. The tablet will have 32GB of storage which can be expanded through a microSD slot and 1GB of RAM. The tablet will support all media file types weighs 415 grams.
Now it is to be seen if the tablet is able to attract customers in the market with manufacturers are moving to 10 inch screen form factor and tablets including Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 feature Honeycomb.