HTC Flyer Hits FCC Complete With AWS Bands

This isn’t the first evidence we’ve had of the HTC Flyer arriving on Magenta shelves but it’s certainly the most tangible evidence we’ve come across. The FCC just granted approval to the HTC Flyer with support for T-Mobile’s AWS frequencies. There appears to be no difference between the Wi-Fi version of the HTC Flyer and this particular AWS version other than the ability to use 3G/4G data. Of course no word on pricing or availability is given but rumors still peg a possible HTC Flyer release date for early next month.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NTRKIQBIY3AGEOG2JMPS3P6HRI Dan

    I have a Wi-fi only model.  It’s ok, the stylus is nice but there are bizarre ergonomic features regarding soft keys when using the stylus.  When in scribble, the discard button is on the bottom right corner, just where I happen to place my right hand while writing.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a lefty too … And I was concerned about that but when I played with it at BB I didn’t seem to have any problems. I’m thinking, though, that since you actually own one I should take heed. Are you one of the lefties who writes with a hook or are you like me where you push against the paper?

  • Anonymous

    This just made me wonder what ATT’s policy would be on replacing TMO banded tablets.  There will probably be at least a  half dozen different tablet options to choose from on each carrier by then though.

    • Anonymous

      My guess: “We no longer support your device. If you want to take full advantage of our offerings, please upgrade for a special price [more than new contracts but a tiny bit less than full price].”

      I mean, they won’t be required to do anything really that they don’t want to.

  • J. Williams

    I’ve had the WiFi version for a while, its really nice. Great battery life too.

  • S Keyz88

    Im assuming this goin to be better than the G-Slate right?

    • Anonymous

      At least better priced maybe. 299 on contract would be hella cute but it’s prob destined for 399 vs the 549 oops the G-Slate is 399 until tomorrow! Web-only special. Are the authors on vacation?

      • S Keyz88

        so generally overall the G-Slate is goin to be better?

        • Anonymous

          Hahaha, perhaps. I always add that it depends on whether or not you are a 7″ or a 8.9+” user.

  • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

    Why so many none t-mo HTC devices have AWS bands lately?
    Not complaining, just wondering.

    • Anonymous

      What do you mean?

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        Usually only T-mo devices will have AWS bands, and international HTC devices will not have AWS.

        • Anonymous

          Only T-Mobile devices USE the AWS bands but most international devices do support them, which means if you are in most of Europe and you come to the states and you want 3G on your existing device you go with T-Mobile. The Sensation, for example, works with UK 3G and T-Mobile 3G here in the US. There is another Sensation coming out with non AWS support for AT&T.

      • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

        Usually only T-mo devices will have AWS bands, and international HTC devices will not have AWS.

  • http://Facebook.com/jayrello JayRello

    I wanted to get the flyer from the moment i found out best buy had it. just didnt want the wi-fi only version though. it would be a great day when t-mobile starts to sell this tablet!

    • J. Williams

      I think you will like it. Just go test it out at best buy for a bit.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, it is perfect for those who like the smaller form factor. PERFECT.

  • Rockstar

    Nice device at Best Buy wifi only. Doorstop in less than a year. I will buy one when Dave does.