HTC announces tablet device
HTC Flyer combines applications for both business and pleasure
HTC has announced the release of its first tablet, the HTC Flyer, which is designed for both business and pleasure.
The HTC Flyer uses the HTC Sense user interface and combines natural touch and pen interaction.
HTC also announced its HTC Watch, which is a connected video service which will be available on the HTC Flyer and the company will collaborate with OnLive, Inc to launch the first cloud-based mobile gaming service on a tablet. The service enables on-demand downloading of High-Definition movies from major studios.
“Clearly, smartphones have transformed our lives but as we observed how people use smartphones, computers and other technologies, we saw an opportunity to create a tablet experience that is different, more personal and productive,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. “We are progressing down a path as an industry when people will no longer be in a single device paradigm, but have multiple wireless devices for different needs; this is the direction we are moving.”
The Flyer has an aluminium shell and is designed to be lightweight and easily portable. It has a seven-inch display, a 1.5Ghz processor and high-speed HSPA+ wireless capabilities.
The HTS Sense interface has been redesigned for tablet use and has a 3D home screen as well as a carousel of widgets for a user’s most important content and information. The HTC Flyer tablet also has Flash 10 and HTML 5 compatibility.
The HTC Scribe technology on the tablet is designed to allow users to write, draw or sign documents on the device using digital ink technology innovations. HTC Scribe also allows users to write on a web page or digital photo.
HTC Scribe Technology features Timemark, which is designed to enable you to capture the audio of a meeting in line with your written notes, so tapping on a word in your notes instantly takes you to that exact place in time in the audio recording of the meeting. These notes are also synchronised with the calendar, so a user will be notified of upcoming appointments. The HTC Flyer tablet also features built-in synchronisation with Evernote, the notes application and service.
The HTC Flyer will be available to customers globally during Q2 2011.