HTC Announces Their First Android Tablet (And It's Not On Honeycomb): The HTC Flyer

Tablets, tablets, tablets, tablets. iPads! Touchpads! Playbooks! G-Slates! These days, it seems like you’re not one of the cool kids unless you’ve got your own tablet. As of this morning, HTC’s able to sit themselves at the cool table.

In other words, HTC’s got themselves a tablet now: the HTC Flyer.

Here’s what we know so far, on the spec front:

  • 7″ Display
  • 1.5Ghz Snapdragon CPU
  • 32 GB of storage
  • 5 megapixel rear camera
  • 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • Android 2.4 (Whaaat? Not 3.0 [Honeycomb]? HTC’s sort of shooting themselves in the foot there.)
  • All-aluminum body
  • Running a new, tablet-ified version of HTC’s Sense

So it’s pretty much in line with the specs we heard from supplier reports over the last couple months.

Oh, and perhaps the oddest bullet point of all: It comes… with a stylus. But don’t panic! The stylus is mostly purposed for things like doodling, or for use with HTC’s new handwriting/note-taking system, Scribe (which explains that trademark). As far as we can tell from the cursory glance we got during the announcement, HTC’s kept the interface nice and finger-friendly.

Look for this one to launch in Q2.