Skipping a formal announcement of the proprietary HTC Sense user interface, Taiwanese smartphone- and tablet-maker HTC has uploaded several images of what appears to be Sense and the HTC Scribe functionality on top of Google’s Honeycomb tablet operating system on its developer’s portal. HTCDev.com is now live with images of what inking on Honeycomb will look like thanks in part to the HTC digitizing Magic Pen and the HTC Scribe SDK.
Right now, custom widgets and apps weren’t shown, but given that the 7-inch HTC Flyer and EVO View 4G for Sprint were both released with a heavily skinned Sense experience on Android Gingerbread, we may be able to expect [...]
It looks like HTC’s debut 10-inch Honeycomb tablet for AT&T’s wireless network in the U.S. may be set to launch on September 1st. The company has been sending out invitations to a mysterious launch event where details are not yet announced, but industry insiders are speculating that the event may see the debut of the Puccini. Like HTC’s Flyer and EVO View 4G tablet, the Puccini will make use of HTC Scribe and the HTC digital Magic Pen, which relies on an active digitizer for more accurate note-taking and input on the touchscreen. This could be one of 8 new HTC devices planned for this Fall.
Like other Honeycomb tablets [...]
Perhaps responding to user outcry at the costly price of the HTC Scribe, an optional accessory priced at a whopping $80, Best Buy is now bundling the Android 2.3 Flyer tablet with the pen. Now, the $500 asking price for the tablet will include the pen so you can annotate your e-books (via the HTC Reader app that’s pre-loaded), capture and caption your screenshots, and doodle fake mustaches on your friend’s favorite mugshots.
Unlike the European edition of the HTC Flyer, the U.S. release’s less expensive starting price omitted select accessories from the tablet purchase to keep the entry price low. The active digitizer pen and the pouch case accessory [...]
In addition to opening up the HTC Sense experience to third-party developers, HTC will also be allowing developers to tap into its active digitizer pen for the HTC EVO View 4G and the HTC Flyer tablet, the first Android tablet to come pre-bundled with a pen for notes and drawing. When HTC took the HTC Flyer and announced it for the U.S. with a partnership with Sprint as the HTC EVO View 4G tablet at CTIA a few months ago, the company had shown off more limited applications for the pen, and now third-party app developers can fill the void.
According to an HTC PR rep on hand, the company’s vision for the pen-enabled tablet is different from Microsoft’s vision for [...]
HTC’s first Android tablet, the HTC Flyer, which has been rumored for some time, is debuting at Mobile World Congress with Android 2.4, which will also be called Gingerbread like Android 2.3, and not the Android 3.0 version that is debuting on the recent crops of slate such as the Motorola Xoom and the LG Optimus Pad. The 7-inch tablet will feature a single-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon CPU, 32 GB of internal memory, a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and an all-aluminum body with capacitive glass touchscreen. There’s also a new version of the proprietary HTC Sense user interface overlay that’s been re-designed for the tablet experience running [...]