HTC is mostly known for making phone handsets, but that is not stopping them from claiming a little bit of the tablet PC segment this year. They are developing three new tablets, with the first one to be launched this March.
The first offering this March from HTC will be dubbed the Flyer and will be running Google Android 2.3 out of the gates. It will also have full support for Google Android 3.0, when it becomes available. People have compared it to an over-sized HTC Desire smartphone in terms of aesthetics.
HTC will be utilizing their telecommunications carrier contacts in order to help subsidize the tablet and get it in as many retail settings as possible. With competition looming in the horizon from RIM and Motorola’s new soon-to-be-launched tablets, they’re going to need all the help they can get.
The new tablet offering from HTC will likely make an appearance at the Mobil World Congress next month. What we do know is that the Flyer will hit the markets soon in March and by the second quarter of the year they will have a more global reach, with two other iterations of the Flyer planned for later on in the year.
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