The tablet scene in India, which was virtually non-existent not too long ago, is now buzzing with activity. The latest among the horde of manufacturers who have made a beeline for the Indian market is HTC, who is out to woo the Indian tablet buying crowd with its HTC Flyer.
Speaking of the Flyer tablet PC, Faisal Siddiqui – country manager, HTC India said, “HTC believes that many people are progressing beyond a single wireless device paradigm into an era where some will own multiple wireless devices that serve their different needs.”
A unique aspect of the tablet is the stylus that comes included and which, in combination with the HTC Scribe technology, allows users to make notes or draw images right on the screen. In fact, the Flyer is the only tablet PC currently on offer which also includes a stylus while incorporating a capacitive touchscreen technology.
However, the Flyer as of now runs Android 2.4 GingerBread with an upgrade to Honeycomb promised soon. In fact, now that there is a separate Android version available exclusively for use in 7 inch display – Android 3.2 – the chances of it featuring in the Flyer sooner rather than later is all the more brighter.
The tablet has been priced at a rather steep Rs. 39,890. Incidentally, this is about the same price range that the 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab initially came with, though its price has come down significantly over the months. Also, at that price, the Flyer is in direct contention with the bigger Apple iPad 2.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email