Tag - Scribe
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HTC Flyer owners got a preview of what the Android 3.2 upgrade will look like on the tablet after a leaked build was given an unofficial preview. The OS resembles a smaller version of that from the Jetstream and mostly has the same light touch in terms of Sense widgets and skinning the interface to fit HTC's preferred look. The XDA-Developers forum goers testing it out have noted that the Scribe pen works, however, up to and including the hardware pen button.
AT&T began carrying its first 10-inch tablet outside of the iPad on Wednesday with the formal launch of the HTC Jetstream. Previously known as the Puccini, the 10-inch Android 3.1 tablet is the carrier's first non-modem to support LTE for its 4G, with a fallback to a still-fast HSPA+ 3G if necessary. The slate is much faster than the seven-inch Flyer through a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon fast enough to both record and play 1080p video.
HTC today said it had invested in Saffron Digital [note: Flash-heavy page] for a push into an Android media store. The unspecified amount of cash will be used to take advantage of Saffron's "mobile multimedia delivery" and deliver content optimized for mobile devices. It hoped to expand worldwide access and to start delivering games and music.
HTC has filed for a trademark that may be an indication of the custom interface for the Flyer, Scribe and possibly one more Android tablet. An EU trademark for "HTC Sensation" makes reference to it being for "user interface software" and "telecommunications services" for mobile devices of various kinds, including computers and phones. The name clearly recalls HTC's usual Sense UI from its phones and suggests an expansion.
HTC is reportedly readying a new tablet, named the Flyer, that will be formally unveiled sometime in March, sources have told DigiTimes. The new device is said to be the first of three tablets the company is planning to introduce in the first half of 2011, with two more models scheduled for the second quarter.
HTC's Honeycomb-based Android tablet may have received its final name through a new US Patent and Trademark office filing. An application on December 26 for a "Scribe" name refers to the name as belonging to a "handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer." It's implied by the name that handwriting is involved, but none of HTC's mainstream smartphones of the past two years have included a pen.