HTC recently announced its first Android tablet, the HTC Flyer.

The HTC Flyer has a 7 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor. It will have Android 2.3 installed by default, but it can be upgraded to Android 3.0, which is secifically designed for tablets.

HTC Flyer video review

HTC Flyer has a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video conversations plus a 5-megapixel camera for taking photos. As the device is quite small, it has a pencil included as well.

The device can be used as decent gaming device. It connects to the cloud of OnLive, that offers a streaming games service that is already seen on the iPad. The idea behind OnLive console is to play games no matter, what specs the device has, because all the graphic rendering is done on the remote OnLive servers. HTC Flyer promises to be the first tablet with real support OnLive and able to carry it on TV thanks to wireless broadband on HTC Flyer.

HTC Flyer comes with a stylus and is equipped with a new technology Scribe to recognize handwriting. HTC has recently invested $ 40 million in console online gaming, OnLive (which already has a Web app for iPad), as well as having acquired for 48.5 million dollars Saffron Digital, a platform to distribute digital content. Htc tip autonomy and want to stand out from other rival Android like Samsung or Motorola Xoom, with its own ecosystem for e-books, videos and online games.

According to the guys over at Engadget, the price of HTC Flyer will be around $730 including taxes, which would put it at a price similar to the 32GB version of iPad.

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