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There's not a whole lot of specificity that comes with this information, but at the same time it seems pretty likely that HTC isn't putting all of its tablet eggs into the Flyer and EVO View 4G basket. DigiTimes is reporting that HTC is planning to release two Honeycomb tablets bearing the Flyer moniker later this summer, both with larger displays than the incoming Gingerbread version.

This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as the Galaxy Tab and other small, non-Honeycomb tablets have demonstrated that consumers want a device with a bigger screen and a proper tablet operating system. HTC, it seems, is going to be last of the major manufacturers to enter the Honeycomb tablet foray.

In addition, DigiTimes reports that the US can expect a small batch of HTC Flyers to go on sale in the coming weeks (late March or early April). Apparently HTC has had issues getting Flyer production ramped up to acceptable levels, and the initial shipments of the Flyer will be quite limited until May, so keep your eyes peeled for pre-order opportunities.

US pricing for the Flyer remains unknown, but expect to fork over somewhere between $500 and $600 for the WiFi-only version.

DigiTimes via Phandroid

David Ruddock
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  • ari-free

    HTC isn't going for the gotta-have-my-latest-specs-now crowd. They are more practical and ask themselves "what kind of new problems can we solve?"

  • Eric

    8.9" Dual core, stock honeycomb (or not too difficult to put it on), with pen input please. Wifi only for $550. That's $80 more than the samsung one, which can go towards pen input and excellent build.

  • RF

    Alex Hussein sucks

    • Bluevoodo

      Tell him I hate him!