HTC Europe just announced that its first Android tablet, the HTC Flyer, will be available in-store from today - May 13th. Blending HTC's trademark design language with an all-new HTC Sense user experience that has been reimagined for tablets, the HTC Flyer combines natural touch and pen interaction in either a combined 3G and WiFi or WiFi-only model. Weighing as little as a paperback book and encased in sleek aluminum, the HTC Flyer exudes the style and premium build quality that have forged HTC's reputation in the smartphone market. With a seven-inch display, lightning fast 1.5 GHz processor and high-speed wireless capabilities, the HTC Flyer tablet is perfect for those who have been waiting for a tablet that is both compact and powerful.
The Flyer's tablet-focused HTC Sense experience focuses on surprising and delighting people with its gorgeous 3D home screen. Similar to the experience unveiled on the new HTC Sensation, a unique carousel of widgets puts your most important content and information at the visual center of the experience and offers uncompromised Web browsing with Flash 10 and HTML5.
HTC's Scribe Technology introduces a wave of integrated digital ink innovations that make it easy and natural to take notes, sign contracts, draw pictures, or even write on a web page or photo. Note-taking has been made smart for the first time by synchronizing natural onscreen handwriting with Timemark audio recording. Tapping on a word in your notes instantly takes you to that exact place in time in the audio recording, ensuring you can place your notes in the context of any conversation or meeting. Notes are also integrated with the calendar so when there is an appointment reminder you are automatically prompted with an opportunity to begin a new note or in the case of recurring meetings, to continue where the last meeting left off. In an industry first, the HTC Flyer tablet also features built-in synchronization with Evernote, the world-leading notes application and service.
The combined 3G and WiFi HTC Flyer features 32 GB of onboard memory which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 32GB and will retail at 649 Euro. A second variant will be available for 499 Euro and features WiFi connectivity and expandable 16 GB memory. Both versions will come with the HTC Flyer Magic Pen that will work with HTC's Scribe Technology for an alternative to fingertip interaction.
From today, the HTC Flyer will be available in the following territories, both in-store and through HTC.com: UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
Cheers ~ Arne