updated 06:35 am EDT, Fri May 6, 2011
HTC Flyer gets unique capacitive pen,
The HTC Flyer Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) tablet has had its companion Digital Pen priced at Best Buy, for $80. Sold separately, the device joins a leather pouch ($35) specially designed to accommodate both the Flyer and the pen. Both the Digital Pen and the leather pouch can also be purchased in a bundle for $109. All the accessories are listed as shipping in 1-2 weeks.
The Digital Pen is supported by purpose designed apps that allow users to hand-draw notes and images. HTC's software can also detect the difference between a deliberate touch, and a user resting their palm on the screen to use the pen interface.
The HTC Flyer itself is also on pre-order at Best Buy for $499. It centers on a 7-inch capacitive 1024x600 touchscreen and is powered by a single-core, second generation 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It also incorporates HTC's customized Sense 3.0 UI. 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP provide connectivity.
Other specs include 16GB of onboard memory expandable through a microSD slot. The front-facing camera is 1.3-megapixels, while the rear is 5.0-megapixels. Codec support includes AAC, AMR, OGG, M4A, MP3, WMA, WAV, 3GP, 3G2, MP4, WMV, AVI and XVID.
Like its accessories, the Flyer should be shipping in 1-2 weeks. [via Android Central]