HTC has just revealed the HTC Flyer which is rumored to go on sale as early as April. There have been reports that the tablet will cost in the regions of £600, but this is just speculation as no official announcement has been made. What’s more, it’s not uncommon for prices to change pre-launch.
So with the iPad 2 already out in the USA, and soon to be out in the UK, how does the HTC Flyer compare? Can it compete with the current king of tablets?
The HTC Flyer has a 7-inch Super LCD touch screen, one which is stylus enabled. The tablet will also have digital ink technology which will allow you to take notes and draw straight onto the tablet, a very innovative feature which distinguishes it from competitors. The HTC Flyer also has the advantage of supporting flash and allowing more user customization by running Google’s Android operating system. It will also have a standard USB port.
HTC Flyer Spec
- CUP Speed – 1.5 GHz
- 32GB internal storage (can be expanded via the microSD slot)
- 1GB Ram.
- USB – the HTC Flyer will feature a USB, something which is lacking in the Apple iPad.
- 5 megapixal rear camera with auto focus
- 1.3 megapixel front camera
Check out this short teaser video for a more interactive look.
Apple has finally unveiled the much talked about iPad 2, with the new device getting some substantial upgrades. There were many rumours flying around as to what new features the device will have, and despite big improvements there are those that are still slightly disappointed. Personally I think the new iPad 2 is a great improvement and that this version should have been the first one Apple came out with!
The iPad 2 will be thinner, at only 0.34inches, with major upgrades to the back camera and an inclusion of a front one. The battery is a 25 watt- hour rechargeable lithium-polymer which lasts up to 10 hours for Wi-Fi surfing or 9 hours of 3G surfing. It will be available in the usual 16gb, 32gb and 64gb storage capacity and feature a Wi-Fi only or 3G version.
The new iPad 2 will be available March 11th in the United States and March 26th everywhere else.
- Same as the old iPad, it will be 9.7inch with a resolution of 1024×768.
- Dissapppointing that the iPad 2 won’t have the Retina display technology which has proven so popular on the iPhone 4
- 1Ghz dual-core A5 Chip.
- The graphics on the iPad 2 are supposedly 9x that of the current model. This promises to open up new gaming potential.
- Back Camera – HD video recording and 5x digital zoom.
- Front Camera – VGA Video Recording and FaceTime enabled.
- Three-axis gyro technology, as seen in the iPhone 4.
The iPad pillow was created by the Dutch designer Stein Bakker in an attempt to make tablets more ergonomically friendly. Though tablets allow us the freedom to work and play on the go, offering the ultimate in portability, they are often difficult to use for long periods of time. Therefore the iPad pillow seeks to solve this problem by allowing you to view your iPad in various different angles without having to hold onto it continuously. The pillow also has a slot to place your iPad into, allowing for the upright placement of the device – perfect for presentations or movie watching. The iPad pillow costs around £30.