The HTC Flyer, expected to ship on Sprint’s network with slight tweaks under the moniker EVO View 4G in the summer, will also be available from T-Mobile under its original name. Though release dates are not known, T-Mobile may release the tablet the same time as Sprint to protect its customer base.
The 1024 x 600 Gingerbread tablet comes with a stylus or a capacitive pen that is powered by HTC’s proprietary HTC Scribe software. T-Mobile and HTC have been pushing their marketing campaign with images of the tablet and the stylus scrawls on an artistic background. Some advertising images show a YouTube page which suggests a T-Mobile USA release for sure. T-Mobile is also upping the marketing with a contest that will send the winner on a trip to Europe.
This move extends T-Mobile’s lineup of touchscreen tablets. It already includes the LG Optimus Pad or the G-Slate – an 8.9 inch tablet with 3D viewing capabilities and the Samsung Galaxy Tab (7 inch).
Do you think the HTC Flyer stands a chance with all the large screen Honeycomb toting tablets coming to the market and some already here?