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T-Mobile To Sell HTC iPad 2 Competitor Soon

T-Mobile has put the HTC Flyer tablet on its coming soon page with a release date for the month of July; the tablet is expected to be sold on a pay monthly contract.

It is very likely that the mobile phone operator will bundle the tablet with its new truly unlimited data tariff which has just been announced.

The Flyer was announced only a few months ago at the Mobile World Congress and its main selling point is its stylus which works with the tablet's capacitive screen.

Apart from its Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip, the fastest on any tablet on the market at 1.5GHz, it has 1GB RAM, 32GB onboard storage, a 7-inch WSVGA capacitive screen, Wi-Fi, 3G and runs on Android Gingerbread 2.3.

We kind of hope that HTC will be upgrading the Flyer in the future to accommodate the Android Honeycomb 3.2 which has been rolled out on Huawei's MediaPad tablet which also sports a 7-inch screen. Honeycomb 3.2 is apparently customised better to run on 7-inch tablets which normally have lower res screens.

The other company currently offering the HTC Flyer is Three UK which sells it for £25 per month on a two year contract with 15GB data. T-Mobile will also be offering the HTC Sensation super smartphone from July as well.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

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 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.