HTC Flyer Launched in the UK on Android Gingerbread

Posted on May 14 2011 - 5:14pm by Thomas Sharp

The launch of a new tablet is always big news and after a long awaited release date it is the turn of HTC to bring out their 7 inch Flyer model.

It runs on the Android operating system, although it is worth pointing out that it is not the most up to date version but rather the ever so slightly outdated 2.3 Gingerbread version. This is offset by the fact that it includes the slick HTC Sense interface. An upgrade to Android 3.0 Honeycomb is on the cards but no details have yet been given on when this will happen.

You can expect to pay £480 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version and closer to £600 for the 32GV 3G / Wi.Fi version. Places such as the Carphone Warehouse and Amazon have now got it on sale, as well as the HTC Store obviously.

The processor is of the 1.5 GHz variety and there is a healthy 1GB of RAM. The while package weighs in a light 415 grams and there is 5 mega pixel camera and a magic pen which lets you write, draw and paint on the screen.

Overall this is tablet which looks good and performs well but the fact that it runs on the old Android system is likely to be one big drawback for some people and the sooner HTC get it moved onto the Honeycomb system the more chance there is of it being a winner.

Would you splash out on a HTC Flyer or do you prefer one of the rival tablets?

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