HTC Flyer 7-inch Tablet Running Android OS 2.4(?) has Pressure Sensitive Pen

Following in the footsteps of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, HTC joins the club trying to prove the Steve Jobs is wrong and that there is a market for tablets with 7-inch displays.

HTC Unveils HTC Flyer, The First Tablet with HTC Sense

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.

HTC provides something they call Scribe Technology to provide pen-based digital ink input (writing and drawing). They are also providing their own video service named HTC Watch

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.

HTC launches 1.5GHz, 7-inch Android 2.4 Flyer into the tablet wars (update: hands-on video!)