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HTC Releases Flyer Tablet Video

HTC has released a video of its Flyer tablet, one which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but which has yet to be formally launched in the UK.

The tablet which will face the Apple iPad 2, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Asus EEE Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia A100 and the Motorola XOOM, comes with two intriguing features.

Firstly, it has a stylus, not your ordinary model since it works with a capacitive screen rather than a resistive one as one would expect. Then there's the fact that it comes with a dual core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, the Qualcomm QSD8672 Snapdragon with an Adreno 220 GPU.

The 3G version of the tablet is currently on preorder at Clove Technology for £600 with stock expected to come mid-April while the Wi-Fi only model will retail for £423, which is £130 dearer than the Galaxy Tab.

It is also thicker and heavier than the latter while sporting a similar 7-inch, 1024x600 pixels capacitive touchscreen display.

The rest of the configuration is also rather impressive with 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, an aluminium body, a movie downloading service called HTC Watch, a 4000mAh battery, two cameras and Android Gingerbread rather than Honeycomb with HTC Sense.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.