Norwegian site Amobile claims to have gotten a hold of the details (and blurry image) on HTC's upcoming Android tablet, called the HTC Flyer. Much like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Flyer will be a blown up Android phone. The device will be running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, not Honeycomb like the official Google-backed Motorola Xoom. The Flyer will also be running a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255, probably at 1GHz.
Other relevant hardware details include a 7-inch 1024x600 screen, an HDMI-out, front and rear cameras, and HSPA+ 3G. The interface will be a modified Sense UI made especially for tablets. Amobile indicates that the documents are a few months old, so it is possible that HTC has changed course in the wake of Honeycomb, but we expect a close Google partner like HTC was appraised of the roadmap and decided to move ahead with a Sense-infused Gingerbread build anyway. Do you think the Flyer is going to be a reality?
We like Google Android. A lot. But despite this summer’s 2.2 solid Froyo update, we can’t help but feel that there’s something missing. Several things actually. Feel free to chime in with your own suggestions in the comments section.