In a year dominated by tablet computer launches, HTC’s status as the go-to brand for Android phones means it’s first effort at a slate is one of the most anticipated. And the appearance of a leaked spec sheet today is set to stoke tech fans’ ardour even more.
Norwegian site Amobil has got hold of what purports to be a run-down of the HTC Flyer's features from some insider sources. According to those tech deep throats, we’re looking at a seven-inch screen with 1024×600 resolution and two snappers for video calling, conferencing and what have you.
The rear camera is a five megapixel number with LED flash and face recognition, while the front facing snapper, meanwhile, is 1.3 megapixels. Elsewhere, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor to keep everything running super smoothly, an HDMI connector, Skype pre-installed and a new tablet-optimised version of HTC’s social networking focussed HTC Sense custom user interface.
Set to debut at the Mobile World Congress next month, the Flyer will run Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread, out of the box, rather than the Honeycomb version of the platform that is tailor made for OS. But of course that’s nothing that a system update won’t sort out, as and when UK networks get their act together to push it out.