HTC Flyer Conclusion

June 3, 2011 by Jamison Cush Reads (44,046)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 7
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 7
    • Usability
    • 7
    • Design
    • 7
    • Performance
    • 7
    • Features
    • 7
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.00
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

CONCLUSION

If you want an Android tablet for note taking and general productivity, the Flyer is your best option, provided you pick up the pen. If you just want a seven-inch tablet, it slightly bests the Samsung Galaxy Tab in overall performance, design and specs.

HTC FlyerI didn?t care for the awkward pen ?screen grab? default feature, and the Flyer?s inability to run tablet apps is a major shortcoming, even though the Samsung Galaxy Tab suffers the same drawback. But the Sense UI and Gingerbread combo work great on the seven-inch screen, and the surprisingly robust notes app combined with the fine inking experience should make most scribblers happy.

A future OS update, either to Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich, would fix the app issue, but there is no guarantee the Flyer will ever see one.

Overall, I like what I see in the Flyer and am happy to report that it?s not just another Android tablet. Here?s hoping HTC continues to support the pen and expand its functionality for future devices.

Pros

  • Solid design and build
  • Great keyboard
  • Excellent notes app when used with N-trig pen

Cons

  • Pen not bundled in US
  • Flyer can?t run tablet apps at launch
  • Can?t navigate device with pen


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