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Everyone and sundry is now entering the tablet market. The tablet is fashionable, it is one of the main trends of the portable device industry in 2011, it is a young, emerging market that needs to be mastered urgently. Talk about what Apple already done it’s not worth it. The company has skimmed off the cream and will continue to do so for at least another year, but one device is not a market yet. We need competition, we need different platforms and different devices so that there is a choice, and there is a struggle for a wallet and consumer recognition. And this year we will get it all. Motorola, Samsung, RIM, HP have now joined and HTC.

At first glance, the HTC Flyer is the dream of those who wanted a Samsung Galaxy Tab with a metal body. Yes, the tablet can be blamed for the poor adaptation of the software to the increased diagonal of the display, but still it is twice as compact as the iPad, and for some users this was important. The HTC tablet also has a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels, while it has aluminum body machined from a single piece of metal, in the manner of how cases are made for the MacBook Pro/Air 2Gen. It’s nice. Metal is metal, and in any case it looks more solid than plastic.

And the tablet has a very powerful, albeit single-core processor with a frequency of 1.5 GHz is a kind of record. There is a 5-megapixel camera on the back and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front, which is also good. Another nice gadget bonus is the included stylus that can work with the tablet’s capacitive display. First of all, it is needed for handwriting, for which the device has a recognition system.

It would seem that we have a good barrel of honey in front of us, but, unfortunately, it is diluted with a savory scoop of tar and not even one. Firstly, Flyer’s battery life in video playback mode does not exceed 4 hours. For a device of this kind, this is very small. Secondly, the tablet does not have a brand new Android 3.0 OS, but Android 2.4. HTC is trying to reassure the public by saying that the OS version is not important, because the device uses a special version of the proprietary shell sense, adapted to the increased diagonal of the display. She showed herself well in the composition of HTC smartphones, looks good on the tablet, but still there is a feeling that in the hands of a giant smartphone, not a tablet. HTC justifies itself by saying that it simply did not have time to adapt Sense to the new Google OS, but it seems to me that it looks great even without third-party shells.

The communicative capabilities of the tablet are similar to those in the top HTC smartphones and even a little better. There is a GSM / UMTS modem, Wi-Fi 820.11b / g / n and Bluetooth 3.0 modules, a GPS receiver, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a micro-USB port. The tablet has 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of flash memory and can be expanded using microSD cards. There is also a traditional set of sensors (a light sensor, an accelerometer, a digital compass, but there is no gyroscope – sorry).

HTC Flyer dimensions are 195.4x122x13.2 mmthe weight – 415 g. The device will hit stores in the second quarter of this year and it is of some interest as an alternative to the iPad and other large 10-inch tablets. But whether this interest will continue depends on the price tag for the device. Considering the appetites of HTC and the stuffing of the product, you should not wait for mercy, and the price of a novelty can vary from $800 to $1000. But if the company estimates it at $500, then the gadget will definitely find its fans. [Engadget]





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Everyone and sundry is now entering the tablet market. The tablet is fashionable, it is one of the main trends of the portable device industry in 2011, it is a young, emerging market that needs to be mastered urgently. To say that Apple has already done this is not worth it. The company has skimmed the cream and will continue to do so for at least another year, but one thing…

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