MWC 2011 HTC Flyer Debut: Pegatron Rush Q1 First Model?

Towards the end of January, we gave you details about a new tablet the HTC Flyer, which is hoped to make its debut at the Mobile World Congress next week along with another named the HTC Scribe. Initially when we first brought you news on the slate, we really didn’t have any specifications to tell you about, but consequently Debbie here at OSM followed this up nicely with a leaked list, of which we will go into later on.

Today in relation to HTC’s offering, it is still difficult to gauge an official release date, as it’s still winging its way to the Barcelona event on the 14th. Over at Slashgear via a report from the Economic Daily News, it has been suggested that parts maker “Pegatron,” who have been taken onboard by HTC, may be “rushing” in a mission to complete its first model by the end of Q1 2011.

Recently Pegatron were rumored to be taking on the might of the iPhone 5, with a handset build sometime in May, along with talk of them joining Apple’s current maker Foxconn, who are no doubt rushing to get the iPad 2 finished for its subsequent launch.

Getting back to the 7-inch capacitive screen HTC Flyer, specifications offered include the running of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, along with a new version as Slashgear stated of HTC Sense. Along with this, features include 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM, HSPA connectivity with DLNA support, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear camera, 4GB of flash support, HDMI port and DLNA support along with a possible stylus.

News has it that another 2 tablets are on the cards coming in the month of June, with the inclusion of the much needed Android 3.0 Honeycomb, along with at least one of them having 4G LTE connectivity.

Can the HTC Flyer tempt you enough to steer you away from the Motorola Xoom or BlackBerry PlayBook? Let us know.