Onlive demoed on HTC Flyer & UK Signup

Posted by Dan Mousavi On June - 3 - 2011

The HTC Flyer is a fine tablet device with the focus on the pen input for taking notes, drawing etc. but this tablet has another trick up its sleeve. It is the first tablet, that supports the Onlive gaming service, where your game isn’t running on the actual hardware, but gets streamed over the net. That means your games run on considerable more powerful hardware and it doesn’t matter how fast your device will be in the future, because when it is time to upgrade your specs to play a new game, it just happens by some technicians in a serverfarm and you don’t have to do a thing to have compatibility with the newest games. The only thing that influences your performance is the speed of your internet connection to the nearest Onlive server.
The whole concept sounds intriguing, but we haven’t seen it in action yet in europe, the service is US exclusive at the moment. But europe will have the better infrastructure in the future, because we have a way tighter server network here and not so long distances as they have in the US. It won’t take long now, the UK signups will begin next Tuesday, there’s a countdown to the signup page.
Engadget uploaded a video, showcasing the Onlive service on the Tablet: