HTC announces the Flyer: 7-inch tablet, 1.5 GHz processor, Android 2.4

HTC kicked off its press event at Mobile World Congress by announcing the HTC Flyer. As expected, the Flyer is a 7-inch tablet with a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, 32GB of storage, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and HSPA+ connectivity.

Sleek in design, the tablet includes an all-aluminum housing. Harkening back to the days of the Origami project and the failed UMPCs, the Flyer also includes a stylus and a tablet-optimized version of Sense UI.

A media-centric device, the Flyer features a new video download service from HTC called “Watch” and the OnLive video game service, a recent investment for HTC.

The Flyer will launch with Android 2.4, but an update to Honeycomb will be  available in the future. HTC’s first official Android tablet device will land on the shelves starting Q2 2011.

Additional details on the Flyer are available in the press release located on the next page.

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