Two more HTC Flyer tablets coming in the summer

Two more HTC Flyer tablets coming in the summerWe're still waiting for the one we saw at MWC last month to land in the UK, but HTC is already preparing to launch two more Flyer tablets over in Taiwan, with these ones running Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

The two new slates are said to be going into serious production in May, and could result in the original Gingerbread-run Flyer barely touching down in the UK at all.

Taiwan's DigiTimes says HTC's first tablet – which seemed curiously down-spec when it was announced, with with its 7in screen and only Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board – will ship “in small volumes mainly in the US market in late March or early April 2011”.

According to sources involved in the Flyer's supply chain, mass production has been delayed by difficulties HTC has encountered in the tablet's production process.

The paper's sources then go on to reveal that HTC is getting ready to release two new Flyer models in mid-2011, both running Honeycomb. We'd assume that means 7in and 10in screen sizes, but as for any further spec details we're left guessing.

We'll also have to draw our own conclusions as to what “mainly in the US market” means for supplies of the original Flyer here in the UK. Then again, with a pair of Honeycomb slates on the horizon, will there be that much interest now anyway?

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 24, 2011 at 09:13

What dozens of Christmasses failed to do, Android DID it: I'm tired of Gingerbread :p
Swype on my Nokia autocorrects Gin Tonic to Gingerbread ...okay, I made this up, but please please please...


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