HTC Flyer Specs: Worrying or a Clever Move by HTC?

By Alan Ng - Feb 17, 2011

Prior to MWC 2011, we recently informed you about a rumored list of specs for the upcoming HTC Flyer tablet. HTC has now announced the device officially, and we have a confirmation on what specs the device will actually possess.

Unlike the other recent tablets that have been announced by manufacturers within the last few days, we can confirm that the HTC Flyer will not come with a dual-core processor – are you disappointed about this?

Instead, HTC has opted to crank up the processing power, by offering a single core 1.5Ghz chip which is sure to raise a few eyebrows. This will probably make the device the fastest single core tablet on the market, but will it be able to cope in the performance department against the likes of the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and LG G-Slate which will all be touting 1GHz dual-core processors.

Another somewhat ‘risky‘ move by HTC, is the fact that the 7-inch Flyer will run on Android Gingerbread and won’t be jumping on the Honeycomb bandwagon. However, the Flyer will be equipped with version 2.4 of Gingerbread and HTC has already stated that it will look visually different than 2.3 Gingerbread.

Other specs of the Flyer include 32gb of memory, 1GB of RAM, Aluminium design, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera and MicroSD support. You can check full specs over on the official HTC website here.

What are your thoughts on these ‘unusual’ specs by HTC. Do you think that a 1.5Ghz processor will turn out to be a risky move or not? And are you disappointed that you won’t be getting Honeycomb with the Flyer. We predict that this factor alone will be a major turn-off for most of you.

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  • major_joe

    Major turn off ??? Perfect wife device ??? Please, you've got to be joking right? Last time I checked 1.5 Ghz is faster than 1Ghz, and the software isn't even optimized to take advantage of a dual core processor, of course that won't stop the processor from eating your battery alive… and you can always upgrade to honeycomb if you want. Conclusion…. HTC flyer = Rock on !!!

    • Masai

      1.5 being faster than 1ghz is a major oversimplification. that's why the 800mhz Desire Z can shred the Droid 2 Global's 1.2ghz when they go toe to toe.

      Personally I like Gingerbread more than Honeycomb and I don't know why. Probably because it's so familiar. Google never should have said Froyo wasn't for tablets.

  • traceline

    I wouldn't get one, but my wife is desparate for one.

    Being the clutz she is the ally body is perfect and she's used to froyo, massive internal storage for her music and will fit into her hand bag.

    Perfect wife device 🙁