It also bucks against Apple’s jobs by providing both finger tip and stylus (pen) interaction. The stylus will be a welcome addition for anyone who has an interest in drawing on a tablet or using handwriting. HTC’s John Starkweather tweeted that the Flyer’s pen is pressure sensitive and supports 99 different pressure levels.
The press release notes that the Flyer has an aluminum unibody (presumably no end-user battery replacement), as a 1.5GHz processor, and supports HSPA+ wireless data. Availability is listed as sometime in Q2 2011. No price is provided.
Engadget notes that the Flyer will ship with Android OS 2.4 (what’s that?) instead of Honeycomb (OS 3.0) like the Motorola Xoom.