It seemed like HTC had quietly ditched the Flyer moniker, which had been all over the tablet at the Mobile World Congress, for the U.S. market. However it turns out that the Flyer is still around, and that it is the Wi-Fi iteration of the HTC EVO View.
The View, which debuted at CTIA yesterday, is a 7-inch 4G tablet that HTC has partnered with Sprint. If you took a look at the View’s specs, you already have a pretty good idea of what the Flyer will be packing.
The only differences that have been announced so far are that the Flyer will only have Wi-Fi, without the capacity for 3G or 4G data connection, and that the Flyer will have half of the internal memory of the View, sporting 16GB compared to the View’s 32GB.
Other than those features, the Flyer pretty much matches the View. It has the same 7-inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution, the same 5 MP rear-facing and 1.3 MP front-facing cameras, and a strong focus on its possible integration and application with a digital pen.
The Wi-Fi Flyer will launch exclusively at Best Buy this spring, and will be available online and in stores. No pricing has been announced, but it would stand to reason that the smaller, scaled down Flyer would be priced appropriately (and attractively).