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HTC Flyer arrives in SA

This week HTC announced that its Flyer tablet is available in South Africa. According to the company the tablet boasts features such as 3G and WiFi connectivity, 32GB on-board memory which can be expanded via a microSD card slot and a stylus for use instead of your fingertips.

HTC has announced that its first tablet, the HTC Flyer, is available in South Africa. The HTC Flyer blends HTC’s trademark design language with an all-new HTC Sense user experience that has been reimagined for the tablet. Using an intuitive and innovative approach to tablets, the HTC Flyer combines natural touch and pen interaction for a totally unique user experience.

‚We are delighted by the positive reactions that HTC Flyer has received since we first unveiled it in February and are pleased to be able to bring it to major markets across EMEA,‚ commented Florian Seiche, President HTC EMEA. ‚HTC Flyer is completely different from any other tablet on the market and we look forward to hearing about the different ways in which our customers use HTC Flyer in their daily lives ‚ for both work and play.‚

The combined 3G and WiFi HTC Flyer feature 32GB of onboard memory which can be expanded with a microSD card of up to 32GB. The HTC Flyer will also come bundled with the Flyer Magic Pen that will work with HTC’s Scribe Technology for an alternative to fingertip interaction.

Premium Design and Performance

Weighing as little as a paperback book and encased in sleek aluminium, the HTC Flyer exudes the style and premium build quality that have forged HTC’s reputation in the smartphone market. With a seven-inch display, lightning fast 1.5 GHz processor and high-speed wireless capabilities, the HTC Flyer tablet is perfect for those who have been waiting for a tablet that is both compact and powerful.

HTC Sense for Tablet

HTC Flyer’s tablet-focused HTC Sense experience focuses on surprising and delighting people with its gorgeous 3D home screen. Similar to the experience unveiled on the new HTC Sensation, a unique carousel of widgets puts your most important content and information at the visual center of the experience and offers uncompromised Web browsing with Flash 10 and HTML 5.

Streaming Mobile Movies with HTC Watch

The HTC Flyer is the first tablet to premiere HTC Watch, HTC’s new video download service, offering more than 600 premium movies and TV shows from major studios. Video content can be bought or rented and watched immediately through progressive download. Once purchased, movies are stored in a ‚cloud locker‚ , allowing up to five registered HTC devices to download and play the same content. HTC Watch is expected to go-live in South Africa during the fourth quarter of 2011.

HTC Scribe Technology

HTC Scribe Technology introduces a wave of integrated digital ink innovations that make it easy and natural to take notes, sign contracts, draw pictures, or even write on a web page or photo. Note-taking has been made smart for the first time by synchronising natural onscreen handwriting with Timemark audio recording. Tapping on a word in your notes instantly takes you to that exact place in time in the audio recording, ensuring you can place your notes in the context of any conversation or meeting. Notes are also integrated with the calendar so when there is an appointment reminder you are automatically prompted with an opportunity to begin a new note or in the case of recurring meetings, to continue where the last meeting left off. In an industry first, the HTC Flyer tablet also features built-in synchronization with Evernote, the world-leading notes application and service.

HTC Flyer Specifications

OS: Android 2.4 with HTC Sense optimized for tabletsProcessor: 1.5Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processorDisplay: 7-inch TFT display with 1024×600 resolutionStorage: 32GB internal storage with micro SD slot for further storageCamera: 5 MP autofocus camera with flash and 1.3 MP front-facing cameraBattery Capacity: 4000 mAh

Dimensions: 195.4mm x 122mm x 13.2mm

Weight: 420g

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