HTC Android tablet priced up for Blighty's shoppers
HTC = Humungous Tablet Cost
Smartphone maker HTC's entry into the media tablet arena, the Flyer, will arrive in the UK imminently, according to Carphone Warehouse.
The retailer has beguin taking advance orders for the fondleslab - though its website also says the Flyer has flown in and is in stock.
No surprise this - HTC UK is launching the tablet formally tomorrow, we hear.
Either way, it'll costs you £600, which strikes us a lot to ask for a 7in tablet that only runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Heck, you can buy the similarly specced Samsung Galaxy Tab for half that, if you shop around.
The Flyer's USP is its stylus - no longer a common feature of smartphones, let alone tablets. But HTC reckons whipping out the pen is more natural that prodding and stroking with your fingers. ®
The "they have to be joking"'s were all aimed at the iPad until about 2 months ago
"They have to be joking, I could get a netbook with USB 3.0 ports SD slot and integrated cup holder for that price"
Interesting how it's all turned around. Could it be the avalanche of sales and the growing understanding tablets offer more what the average user wants of computers moment by moment than desktop's or laptops/netbooks offer?
Could it be the snipping has stopped because fondleslab deniers are beginning to look a wee bit foolish before the massive evidence a certain fruity company got it so hugely right?
I give it 10 months before, like last time, the Fandroids forget who innovated this particular corner and start pretending anyone who thinks Google were following the lead must be just plain ignorant (anticipating frantic "OMG! OMG! Apple never invented that!" replies, there is a difference between invention and innovation, innovation being about the combination of creative implementation and execution) The spectacle of Google scrabbling to keep up is currently still too undeniable for that line to be taken.
iOS was originally a fondleslab project which was adapted to mobile phones, which is one of the reasons cross device uniformity and planning have been so strong.
They have to be joking........
Who on earth would buy for that price.
You could buy the Motorola Xoom 3G and a £15 stylus for a fiver less.
I can see these flying straight back to HTC as unsold stock.
In fact you could buy an HTC desire and a galaxy tab for not much more.......
Got to be an epic fail...............
Where do the marketing people pick these numbers from?
Will anyone buy at that price?
As for a stylus being a USP, I presume it's similar to the rather well known, and much cheaper Nintendo DS, so not really pushing back the boundaries of innovation.
£600 and a stylus?
No thanks. My Desire is great but HTC need to work on this poor effort.
If the only difference between this an a Galaxy Tab is the styles, then who makes the fecking stylus? Mont Blanc?