As they’re wont to do, Google has posted an image that features a device we’ve not seen before. When we last saw them do this, it was an oddly manipulated image that appeared to be a larger Nexus tablet. This new image is revisiting those rumors, but there may be no way to wiggle their way out of this one.
HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang announced at a forum that she will be donating 100,000 tablets to young women in Southeast Asia. The tablets will be used to further the education of women throughout the region in hopes of promoting gender equality there. Wang made the announcement at a World Bank open forum held in Washington. The forum was called, "Equal Futures Partnership: From Promise to Progress".
T-Mobile just got its own flavor of the HTC Flyer last month even though the tablet crossed the FCC back during the summer. The tablet is a nice little gadget that has been around for a while. The device has been making do with an old version of the Android OS for a while now. HTC Flyer users in France at the HTC-hub have reported that the software update is now rolling out OTA.
The T-Mobile compatible HTC Flyer tablet has finally arrived. We've been expecting this version since a 3G capable HTC Flyer tablet with support for T-Mobile bands surfaced at the FCC back in June. HTC posted the product page for the device today, revealing a price of $299.99 with a new service plan from T-Mobile, although the carrier has yet to begin advertising the device on its own web site.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich includes native support for smartphones and tablets with a digital stylus Google has confirmed, including pressure recognition, hover tracking and nib-tilt, with differentiation between pen and finger use. A specific stylus API, spotted by Reddit among the Android 4.0 highlights, can differentiate between a stylus, finger, mouse and eraser, as well as support pens with up to three buttons. Previously, devices like the HTC Flyer and Samsung Galaxy Note required custom pen-control systems be created to handle their digital styli.
As you already may well know, the iPad is not a tablet PC, it is an iPad. Thus is the brilliance of the brand-masters at Apple and thus is massive success the iPad has seen so far. What we've been seeing over the past few months is a welcome change on the part of many manufacturers and carriers trying to sell their tablet computers in the face of a very much iPad-saturated market: price cuts. A whole heck of a lot of price cuts, in fact, with everyone from HTC to Lenovo cutting tablet prices on carriers and in big time tablet-pushing stores like Best Buy.
Red faces and frustrated shoppers at Best Buy today, with the retailer refusing to honor a $99.99 sale price advertised online for the HTC Flyer. Eagle-eyed shoppers caught the Android 2.3 Gingerbread WiFi-only tablet market down by $200 from its regular price, but Best Buy is now claiming it is a SKU error and won't be offering the Flyer sub-$100.
Best Buy and HTC must have had a sit-down recently regarding the Flyer tablet that's been out for some months, because come October 1st, the price of this tablet will be reduced by $200 from its original price of $499.99 to its lowest price ever, $299.99. It's time to drop those tablet prices, ladies and gentlemen, and it's not just because the Amazon Kindle Fire is scaring the cheese out of the competition (not verified, but quite possible). Low sales and the ever-deepening pool of tablets out there certainly has had an impact on the price of tablets across the board, as evidenced here in the Flyer and the now sold-out TouchPad from HP.
The HTC Flyer 7-inch Android tablet that boasts an optional stylus looks to be getting its Android 3.2 Honeycomb update very soon. MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien got a hold of a beta version of the update along with the "Sense 1.1 for Tablets" update and has publicly released the ROM for all to download and has also tossed up some screenshots of the new interface.
We certainly know a lot about the 10-inch tablet known as the HTC Puccini considering it's not yet truly officially announced by its manufacturer or its US carrier. We've seen screenshots, bits of hardware, release dates, and specs all along the way. What we've gathered thus far and what we're to understand from these newest two screenshots revealed today is that this tablet will be called the HTC Jetstream as it flies in to the USA on AT&T's 4G network, be it what AT&T calls 4G at the moment or LTE in the distant future. An AT&T 10-inch Android tablet made by HTC, sound like a winning ticket to you?