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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly solid tablet, with a few shortcomings.

    Posted
    JoshHD

    I love HTC. I love their designs, their metal products, and their Sense UI. Fortunately for me, the HTC Flyer has all these things. First, the positives: +Gorilla Glass screen is bright, crisp, and has amazing viewing angles (on par with my Samsung Focus' Super AMOLED). +Paired with the aluminum unibody design, it really feels like your money has bought you a solid tank of a tablet. +Sense is beautiful, and HTC has gone all out to make it pretty and functional. The widgets, while taking up the whole screen, are usually very useful. +Battery life has been above average. With almost constant use it can make it upwards of 9 hours on a single charge, sometimes 10. +Notes application is intuitive with voice recording and syncing to Evernote and your calendar. +Google Music allows me to not have to load up a single song on to my tablet because I can stream them all over WiFi. Saves a lot of space. +Keyboard takes some getting used to, but once you get rolling the portrait keyboard is excellent. Landscape keyboard is hard to use and pointless. +Web browser is fantastic; I have barely used my laptop in days. True desktop experience, and loads Flash like a charm. Super smooth 720p YouTube playback. Flash games don't work well but I never use them anyway. +Very loud and clear speaker. Works well with Groove IP, allowing me to do VoIP calls with my Google Voice. Now some negatives.. -Even with its fast 1.5 gHz processor, random things will lag. Games will work very smooth, but simple things like the application tray and the folder widget are VERY slow to scroll. -Lack of game support is a downer. None of Gamelofts HD games even show up in the Market. However, the games that worked, worked great. -Says it has 16gb of internal storage, but says it only has about 8gb of "tablet storage", along with ~3gb of "internal storage". Paired with a 16gb SD card, there is still more than ample space for apps. -No built in application to use the front facing camera. Had to scour the market for something that worked: Fring. No Skype videochat support. -No Netflix support. Forced to watch Netflix on either my Focus or my laptop. -Solid design makes it tiring to hold for extended periods of time if you're reading an eBook or webpages. -Camera is average, video is bad, but I rarely use them anyway. Autofocus is a welcome addition however. Minor nuisances: *No option in Mail for loading emails "as they arrive." My Windows Phone will pick up emails long before they reach my Flyer. *Can't uninstall baked in apps like Twitter, which I never use. *Facebook for HTC Sense and the regular Facebook app create duplicate contacts. Not a big deal because they are cleaned up when automatically linked. *Gallery seems to almost randomly sort photos, because they certainly aren't ordered by file name or date taken. Perhaps I just missed the option. *Scribe pen is not included, which is a surprising move since it is a major selling point. From what I have read I'm not missing much, and if you must have it you can pick up a Fujitsu pen that works the same for about $30. Overall it is a very solid tablet with a great design, great interface, above average battery life, and a pretty good laptop replacement. However it has its shortcomings that can distract from the experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    Posted
    JayH1

    I always wanted to have a tablet or an ipad for a long time but I couldn't think of a reason to use it. I already have a laptop and a netbook so I didn't want to have another electronic that basically does the same job. Also, I didn't think that the original price ($499) was justified for the 7-inch HTC Flyer, especially that the only wireless service it has is Wi-Fi and that the digitizer pen is being sold separately. Also, the price was so close to the base price of the iPad. But when I saw that the Flyer was on sale for $299, I had to get it and, man, was I glad to have it. I find myself use it a lot for note-taking in meetings and at conferences, searching for information on the internet, and checking on email. I can use it for my class so I can take a snapshot of my writing on the whiteboard. I can control my schedule on the Flyer's calendar. I normally do all those on my HTC Evo but it is a lot more comfortable to do it on the Flyer. The camera quality is good. I don't expect to take a great picture on any phone or tablet but I am pretty satisfied with the picture and video quality of the Flyer camera. YouTube app works great on my Flyer but there are some videos that won't play on it because they are not designed to play on a mobile device. But if you view them on a browser, they work fine. I am able to open and edit MS Office documents with the Polaris Office app on the Flyer. There are e-books you can read with the Google Books app, Nook app, and Kindle app. There are a lot more apps you can do with the Flyer so it is something you have to try for yourself. I give a lot of pros on this device but the only cons I can think of are the pen and the virtual keyboard. It is expensive. It was 80 dollars when I bought it. The flyer doesn't have a pen holder for the pen so it is easy to lose (but I did find a perfect case that holds the pen tightly). Also, the pen requires AAAA (yes, 4 As) battery so that takes some searching. The pen is useful but I don't use it as often as I would like. I did use for writing a note on my Flyer but I have found myself prefer to type things down than to write because it is easier to copy and paste. I already knew that the Flyer does not convert handwritten text into typed text but I like to have the handwriting option. Also, I can draw something on the Flyer or highlight texts with the "highlighter" so it is cool. It is also a little noisy too when I write on the glass but with the protective plastic cover, it helps with the noise. As for the keyboard, it is comfortable to use with my thumbs in the portrait mode but not so comfortable in the landscape mode. But I downloaded the app called Thumb Keyboard and the problem was solved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fantastic, well refined, quality built tablet

    Posted
    greg3000gt

    I have been long awaiting the arrival of the Flyer. I started out with a first Gen Ipad, had that for a while, loved the concept, a former Iphone user and now android convert. Don't get me wrong, I am a PC and Mac/apple head, so my views come from a variety of viewpoints. Luck would have it that I found a store in No, CA that was willing to sell a tablet before the 5/22/11. I had called 4 stores all said they could not sell until the 22nd, I found one that said "come on in". Since the Flyer is so new, the only accessory was a Zagg Invisible shield, that I purchased and they installed, I am a believer in the shield in particular but it is worth the effort. I have an HTC EV0 4G and well this baby is it's big brother/sister...The new sense UI is awesome, it works well, and the interface by HTC makes it seem so far ahead of it's time even with 2.3 on at the present. Frankly I purchased a Xoom WiFi and Honeycomb was not all that impressive compared to the Sense 3.0 UI. I can't wait to see what HTC will do with it's UI and the Honeycomb update which is supposed to occur in the near future. I originally loved the size of the Ipad 10.1 display its was a royal "pain" ergonomically to hold and use for any period of time such as on a lap without using a pillow. I then purchased the Galaxy Tab 7 found the 7" display to be a perfect size, but I felt that the display blacks were not deep enough on the Galaxy Tab and this made some angles appear to wash out and the fonts hard to see. The HTC Flyer feels as nice and balanced for it's size and weight as does the IPAD 2. It feels solid, and gives you the feeling that your hard earned dollars went to something that looks and feels high quality and of professional grade. I am a Motorola shareholder and a believer in them, I enjoyed the Xoom but found it far too heavy and bulky feeling but it had the rubberized back. It was quality but I found having used so many portable devices that this size fits me just fine and is more portable. I was going to wait for the Galaxy 8.9 but as for portability the 7" is hard to beat but it's all preference and how you plan to use the devices. I'm loving 2011 from the standpoint of cool new devices, it's freaky how our technological life's rival and often mirror the generation's old Star Trek (tri-corder) and shows of the like. Have fun with this device, I'm so very happy I found one and I think you will too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Was Looking For

    Posted
    hmb1206

    I've owned two HTC phones (Hero and EVO), so I'm familiar with the HTC product. I'm of the opinion that HTC develops good products, so I was anxiously awaiting The Flyer. For me, this tablet is exactly what I was looking for. I picked mine up 5/26, so I've been able to play with it for four days now. I like to set my toys up before I dig into them, so I spent time downloading and installing certain apps, and choosing my background, widgets, etc. The first thing that I noticed was the tablet speed, very fast. I've not experienced any delays or hiccups or force closes since I've had the tablet. Multi-tasking is brisk and does not lag. The single core 1.5 ghz processor is plenty horsepower for this tablet, and I had an existing 16 gig SD card, so I doubled my memory off the bat. The 7" screen is gorgeous, and movies and videos look fantastic. I think the speaker system is average, nothing great, but nothing bad either. I personally plan to use headphones when listening to music/movies. My Google apps account showed right up obviously, so I had the opportunity to download and install previously used apps. There were only a few that were not available in the market with the tablet, but that is a bit deceiving. Of all the apps that I installed on the Flyer, I want to say that 30-40% of them were not ready for tablet use. They worked, but they looked small, like for a phone screen, not a 7" screen. The app was centered on the screen, but did not fill the screen. I'm sure once Honeycomb is pushed to the tablet, all applications will be full screen. The camera (5 megapixel), as I'm sure you have read, does not compare to camera's like on the EVO or Thunderbolt. It's average at best. I don't plan to use my 7" tablet to take pictures, so it wasn't a big deal for me. The front facing camera is 1.3 megapixel, just like the phones. Unfortunately, I have not found a video chat app to use. Qik is not included in the software. Finally, the stylus (pen). I actually bought two tablets, one for me and one for my woman. We then purchased one pen to share. The pen itself is sturdy and the response on the tablet is amazing. I've played with the pen somewhat, but not enough to give it a thumbs up or thumbs down. My girlfriend will probably use it more than I will as she is drawn to those kinds of tools/software apps. As a first impression for me, though, I could live without the pen. Bottom line for me, I was looking for a fast 7" tablet, with a great user interface, a bright screen, and the ability to customize it the way that I want. I found it in the HTC Flyer! And, Honeycomb is on the horizon for it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wow...Read this one. I've owned most of them

    Posted
    JeffreyA

    Ok, So I own an iPad (1). I purchased a Xoom, Acer and an iPad 2 and returned them all. Honeycomb is still buggy. The Xoom is too heavy and my wrist started hurting after a week. At first I didn't realize it was from holding the Xoom until I returned it for an iPad 2. The iPad 2 was light and worked faster than the first. But we didn't need two, plus I don't like the restrictions on Apple products. No Flash support is frustrating. Friends post things on Facebook all the time that just won't play on the iPad. I then returned the iPad 2 for the Acer a500. While it is more balanced and easier to hold then the Xoom, it was buggier the Xoom....foreclosures occurred frequently. And it also would wake up for seemingly no reason at all. Nice price but performance seemed loose. I then returned it for the HTC Flyer. Love the flyer. Easy to hold and the screen is crisp and easy to read. The built in browser comes set to view full web sites, which I love. However if you like to see the mobile sites it's an easy option to change in the browser settings. HTC Sense 3.0 looks and works great. No foreclosures so far and the operation is smooth, fast and crisp, Awesome!!! The built in widgets are great. You have the freedom to customize your screens to provide cool dashboards and simple quick access to apps. I really don't miss Honeycomb and will be happy to wait for future versions of Honeycomb that improve performance. I can watch movies, watch slingbox, connect remotely to my mom’s PC with PhoneMYPC, check weather, sports, Facebook, email and set alarm for work in the morning. I’m really impressed with the HTC and 7” may be my tablet size of choice. I also used it on the golf course this morning as a range finder (FreeCaddie Pro or SkyDroid). I also listed to music on Slacker and use it for navigation in the car. All this without errors, foreclosures or unsupported Flash messages. In my educated opinion, this is easily the best tablet on the market. Can’t wait to see the bigger HTC tables. I think they have the right plan. Just looking at the screens and widgets is enough to blow you away. Visually pleasing. Learn from my experience with the other options and buy this one if you’re ready. Obviously others are coming, but this one gets the 5 stars now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply Superb!!!

    Posted
    Mithun

    The HTC Flyer when launched was priced at $499 which was an insane price for a 7 inch Gingerbread device. No doubt that the hardware specs were truly latest with 16 GB onboard memory, yet it did not justify $499. Once it came down to $299, this seemed to be the best bet for the buck. Compare this hunk with samsung 7 inch galaxy tab and it wins hands down in every aspect. Agreed that it is Gingerbread and not Honeycomb but an update is expected. Even if it does not get released, Gingerbread is good enough for a 7 inch tab as all the phone apps run well on a 7 inch tab and dont face the resolution issue as on a 10 inch tab. So really dont even need a Honeycomb on a 7 inch and especially with the wonderful HTC Sense UI (i also own a HTC Sensation and will buy anything with HTC Sense on it) I really dont miss Honeycomb on it. Also, the fact that Android market is not yet matured for Honeycomb apps, it makes all the more sense to stick to Gingerbread for the time being to make the best of all the apps currently available for the phone. Coming from HTC Sensation, using this tab was more of using an enlarged Sensation phone and from day 1, i knew what is what but that is just a bonus. Even people moving from another vendor based UI to Sense UI will find it that it is very easy to navigate and the animations are truly world class. Havent used the Pen yet. Will wait for its price to come down further and am sure that it will be a great experience as well. For $299, even if you compare to the yet to launch $199 Kindle Fire or $249 Nook Color, this wins handsdown because for the $50/100 more, you get a full version of Android with Android Market place and all of Google Services and not a skinned down version of Android as on Fire and Nook which am sure most will root and install full Android...so why take the trouble??? secondly the onboard memory is double (16 GB) compared to 8 GB on Nook and Fire and so does the RAM (1 GB) vs 512 MB (or less) on Nook and Fire. So this is how I would compare it. Finally, remember that in real this is a premium tab whose price has been marked down and it is truly premium in experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for primetime

    Posted
    nicemarmot

    When I heard that HTC was releasing a tablet that had had-written note-taking capabilities, and that it integrates with Evernote - I became very interested in this product. I wanted it mainly for work, since I take a lot of notes at a lot of meetings and I don't like balancing a laptop on my knees for hours on end. So I went down and bought it two days ago. I was slightly annoyed of having to spend $80 on the stylus separately - even though the stylus is the main reason to own it over similarly-priced tablets with more power and better design. I got home and booted it up, and began to fill in all my credentials for the various services - Google, Corporate email, flickr, and Evernote. I went to the 'notes' app and it began to sync my notes from Evernote. I opened a new note to try out the stylus and wrote a few words and suddenly I got a 'Force Close' error message. I hit 'ok' and it seemed to be fine again. It kept syncing and I went to the home screen and about 2 seconds later another 'force close' message popped up about the 'notes' app. This kept happening. I left the device on for the next 8 hours and Evernote was still syncing! I don't have THAT many notes! I took it to work the next day and was able to take a few pages of notes (only getting the 'force close' message three times). I decided to perform a hard reset of the device and got back to the original configuration - I still had the 'force close' problems. So, here are my issues: -High price ($499 for a single-core processor 7" tablet) - stylus not included ($80 for a pen? That's way too much money and it put the total cost above $600 after taxes) - kind of ugly (although made with an aluminum frame, it has some ugly white plastic bumpers on each end) - software problems (It does not use the honeycomb version of Android, and it suffers from a 'force close' issue with the 'Notes' application. I have read other posts where people have the same problem). I think there is going to be a slew of pen-based tablets coming out over the next 18 months. They will all come with at least dual-core processors, and a more advanced OS. I have even heard that Apple will eventually be releasing an iPad with stylus capability. I'm bringing this back to the store tomorrow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for Work

    Posted
    Stocklone

    I work in a research lab and this has been an awesome tool for work. It is so much easier to document systems. Just snap a picture and any notes I need to document in terms of trouble spots or where wires are connected can be easily done with lots of colors. That alone makes the stylus worth it. I can also snap pictures of Labview code and mark it up then when I get back to it I have all the notes I need to continue with my project. It's also worked great for taking meeting at notes and small little notes throughout the day in general. Never again will I have to go searching for a post-it with a key bit of information that I needed or sort through mountains of lab notebooks. You can also read and mark-up .docx and .pdf. Actually a lot of professional viewers completely missed this feature. There are more apps than the e-reader app. I love the 7" form factor. It is actually a size I can carry around with me all day without resorting to a man purse. It's also extremely easy to hold with one hand and typing in portrait mode is a near perfect experience. Check out thumb keyboard app which will let you have a a great keyboard experience for landscape too. Also, the battery is fantastic. I've never had to worry about the battery at work. No trouble getting multiple day charge out of it. Overall, HTC did a fantastic job making Android 2.3 usable for a small tablet due to all of the customizations they added to their apps. That being said it is not perfect. While you are taking notes, if you hit the home button instead of the back button, you can lose your work. And sometimes notes just cannot be opened because they are stuck in an endless save loop. However, these are all software issues I know will get fixed. Until then I will just deal with it. Finally, while the screen is very bright and crisp and looks tough, It scratches very very easily. Please buy a screen protector. Just trust me on this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Device

    Posted
    jp10128

    I got my iPad2 and the flyer at the same time. I wanted a 7 inch tablet for the portability and for everday use and the flyer does the trick. Even though it only has a single core, the 1.5 ghz does.the job well and is comparable to the iPad 2. The battery life is great. I put.it to heavy use for 5 hours last night and streamed a lot of videos and downloaded a lot of music, shut off WiFi around midnight and this morning I still have around 30% power left. The auto word suggestion feature is great. Similar to vlingo. Sense 3 offers a clean UI and very intuitive. I actually don't like honeycomb so I'm happy with 2.3. Some apps still show up small on the 7 inch display. The only issue that I see so far is that i can't save directly to an SD card from the stock browser. I still need to figure out how to do that on the dolphin browser. Called tech support and they said it's a programming issue which they will correct in the next update. I hope so because no use to have an expension slot if u can't save to an SD. tech support is great. Called on Sunday at 9am eastern. No wait and got an American who spoke English. Also when I type text in browser on the keyboard the keyboard would disappear often which means either a very sensitive screen or faulty programming. It does get annoying and distracts from a good typing experience. The key board is well spaced to avoid typos even for folks with fat fingers. The device has a movie store which HTC is still building. Offering is limited now since they only launched it a few weeks ago. Like the media hub for samsung I'm sure the number of options will grow with time. Camera isn't so great and no flash. Then again I will likely use my phone or a camera rather than a tablet. Though my Samsung vibrant which has no flash either takes better pix in the dark than any HTC product or any phone cam I know. HTC has yet to release a solid cam. I'm not crazy about the pen/stylus. I have little use for it and thought it was over priced. It does work as intended and I can see how it might be useful for students, artists or sales professionals. I will return mine and may get one later when the price drops. I really like the device so far and I'm glad that i had chosen the flyer over the galaxy or the playbook as far as a 7 inch device is concerned. If you're in the market for a 7 inch I highly recommend the flyer at this point in time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect size; very capable

    Posted
    BikeGeek

    I tried both the Motorola Xoom and HTC Flyer extensively (as in, did life with each for a few days to make up my mind.) The Xoom is a great tablet, but the form factor of the Flyer won me over. It is so much more portable and comfortable to hold with one hand, or to hold and type on. The 10" tablet pretty much requires you put it down on your lap or a surface to type, and the larger size = heavier and more unwieldy, which is annoying for reading. The 7" screen with 1024 x 600 resolution is plenty for viewing webpages well, doing e-mail/calendar/contacts stuff, etc. The size is perfect for e-books, blogs, etc. The processor is plenty capable for everything I've tried. (I'm not convinced that a dual core processor would be a benefit--especially in Gingerbread.) The Flyer is missing one star because of the software. HTC Sense on the Flyer (a special Tablet version) is really nice. Gingerbread is snappy and stable. But, in their quest to sell media through their proprietary apps, and their desire to control the Sense experience, HTC blocks some apps from the Market. (At least, that's what I'm guessing is happening when I can't find apps in the Market.) As of this review, Honeycomb has not been released for the Flyer. HTC says it will be. That'll be its own review--I like Honeycomb, but there are less apps available. Truthfully, though, I'm finding more and more tablet apps I'd like to use that won't run on Gingerbread, and that is making me look forward more to the Honeycomb update. (HTC better not renig on that one!) To wrap it up--nice, quality, well-performing tablet. The size is perfect for me. (A 10" tablet could function as a laptop replacement, perhaps, but not for a portable internet/media device + e-book reader.) I thoroughly enjoy my Flyer, find it very useful, and am rarely out and about without it (that last bit is largely due to its size...)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderfully designed tablet

    Posted
    ericr42

    I have been very pleasantly surprised with the HTC Flyer for a number of reasons. Here are some of the highlights: 1) It's size and weight make it very portable (even pocketable sometimes. 2# I Really like Sense 3.0! I know people badmouth all of the custom skins on Android, but I feel like Sense really adds to the usability of this tablet. Some of the visual effects are really great. This may be unncessary when/if Android 4.0 graces the Flyer but on 2.3, it's welcome. 3# I actually like the stylus #sold separately#. I wish it was a little faster to respond #it does catch up pretty well, but lags behind when writing or drawing quickly#. It makes taking quick notes or annotating documents or screen shots super easy and fun. 4# Love the fact that it has built-in GPS! I use this as my primary GPS system now. I own Navigon #purchased separately from the Android Market) and it's just a great combination with the Wifi Flyer since it works off-line #doesn't require 3G/4G, tethering, or using my phone as an access point). 5) It has both front- and rear-facing cameras. Sure, they aren't competing with a standalong camera #or even some higher end phones) but they are perfectly usable. It's just nice to have everything in one place. 6) Battery life is surprisingly good. Maybe this has to do with the choice of a single-core processor when most competitors are dual-core. Not sure, but it's appreciated. #FYI: I find the tablet to be very responsive so I don't miss the second core at all. Maybe it will make a difference with 3D gaming in the future, but so far, so good). I do wish there was a wireless charging option like HP offered with their now defunct Touchpad. Other than that, the HTC Flyer is a really solid offering.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Tablet, But I Don't Recommend the Stylus

    Posted
    Lebeef

    I am really enjoying the HTC flyer. As other reviewers have posted, it's fast indeed, easy to use and to download applications from the various Android sites, although many run more optimally on small screens. This will surely get better as demand increases for tablet applications. The compactive screen is very responsive. I purchased a silicone-gel protective case that has made a big difference in that it feels secure in my hand, not slippery. I purchased it from a British mobile phone site and highly recommend this accessory. I purchased the stylus, but returned it a few weeks later. I'm very glad it was NOT sold with the stylus at a higher price. HTC should have included a holder for the stylus in the case's design. The stylus does work of course, but the two control buttons on the stylus are located in just the spot that I wrap my fingers around the pen, so I was constantly erasing while I was drawing. For $85, it was not worth it for me, as I'm not an artist, and would only be using it to doodle or jot down notes. And I'm quite sure I would have misplaced it since there is not a holder for it on the tablet itself. It didn't make sense for me to spend the extra money. All in all, a great little tablet, very solid and fun to use!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet, short on accessories, long on price.

    Posted
    gadgetguru4you

    I just picked up the new HTC Flyer today and had the pleasure of being the first person to open the newest tablet to hit the market. Quality, well built, solid comes to mind when holding the 7" android tablet. All of the kinks have been worked out of Android 2.3.3 and the tablet performed flawlessly unlike my Motorola Xoom which runs Android 3.0. The Android Market is more than well stocked with thousands of apps to find what you are looking for. The screen is crisp, clear and has a wide viewing angle making it a pleasure to view. The HTC Flyer falls short on what accessories are packed with it, or lack of. The Flyer ships with no case, no headphones and, most importantly, no stylus! For $500.00 HTC should have included a case and stylus at minimum. You'll be into the Flyer well over $625.00 if you buy the stylus and a decent case. Given this price point, you must ask yourself do I want to spend $625.00+ for a 16 gig tablet running android 2.3? In summary, the Flyer is an excellent tablet. HTC needs to include more accessories for the asking price otherwise I think the Flyer will fly no longer and be a flash in the plan in this fast growing market.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    So So tablet

    Posted
    Splicheam

    As an HTC lover I was looking forward to the FLYER and was able to pick one of 3 up at my local Best Buy. I patiently charged the phone and was quickly disappointed once I started to use it. Apps were stretched out pictures, some that I could hardly recognize. On set up I kept getting, No SIM card errors. When scrolling through the processes and apps the OS would hic-up and I would end up hitting the wrong process or app (very annoying. My biggest disappointment was the stylus. Unless your drawing caricatures this is not a drawing tablet. Also while taking notes my palm, and I have small hands, kept hitting the keyboard button which brings up the keyboard. I have read that you can avert this by keeping the stylus on the screen. That is an awkward work around. I know with all new devices there are learning curves however writing with my palm off of the surface is too steep for me. Sense takes some getting use to as well, over all I look at as a pro. however it does stutter no worse than my HTC Smartphone. The camera at times caked with noise and the lack of flash makes indoor pictures dark. I am returning this tablet today. I was told that this is considered a mobile device, it was sold in the mobile phone section. This means that you have 14 days to return this unless there is a manufacturer defect which I believe extends it out to 30 days. This applies to silver members as well. For the "most" part this tablet is very responsive, the color is good and it is extremely portable (almost too portable for note taking). This thing works better than other 10.1 tablets off a mobile hot spot, this is probably due to smaller real estate. I did find I was unable to save to my SD card which is a bummer. There is also no Google Voice support but this is with all tablets I think. Videos play good on the tablet. I unfortunately will be returning my Flyer and wait for the HTC's second go around.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Tablet for Business

    Posted
    Clic540

    I was hesistant to buy this tablet considering that the Kindle Fire was right around the corner for its release. I started doing research on this and after reading a number of reviews on how fast and great the batttery life was I figured I would give it a try. After having it for 2 months I can say I am proud of my choice. This tablets battery life is amazing I was using it from 1:30 PM to about 12:00 AM one night on full usage Browsing, Gaming, MP3, and Downloading and it still had about 34% batery life. I really abuse my batterys on my products but I can honestly say this battery is phenomenal. Also, the software is very seemless I havent come across any lag in the software and browsing on this is just amazing. I went with the HTC Flyer to get the total package Android, Android Market, Amazon and its Programs, Display, and Battery and I give this tablet 5 Stars all the way through. The Pen is a PLUS I am in Outside Sales and this function on top of everything gives it an extra reason to consider this tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    an awesome tablet for an unbelievable price!

    Posted
    Smokeyjdw

    I bought my HTC Flyer tablet yesterday with my birthday money my father gave to me.I absolutely love it to death! the speed of the tablet is incredibly fast, the apps are awesome, the text on the screen is easy to read w/o having to edit yourself. the built-in browser is awesome to use. the sound is incredibly loud enough to hear by the default setting. I am really impressed with the battery life on it. I have an HTC smartphone that I got last year and have no problems with it. so, since knowing that the HTC company has an awesome smartphone, I immediately chose the tablet over the blackberry playbook. I knew automatically knew HTC I would be impressed by. I am very happy that i chose the HTC tab over the blackberry. which, the blackberry was almost the same price at Walmart. I will now stick to HTC for all of my electronic needs. I do recommend the HTC flyer tablet to all people that are searching for a good reliable tablet pc at a reasonable price. when you purchase the HTC Flyer tablet, you will be glad that you made that choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best 7" Tablet

    Posted
    Shekinah

    Prior to purchasing the Flyer, I purchase & returned a Samsung Galaxy tablet and an Acer A100. The Samsung is great; however, it's outdated. The Acer A100 was the best feeling tablet but has sooooo many connection issues and a screen that is way too sensitive that I had to return it. I then tried the Flyer. It is flawless just like their phone, HTC Inspire. It is aluminum making it a little hard to hold. I have ordered a skin for it which should take care of that issue. It is Ginerbread with the Honeycomb update coming soon. Even if Honeycomb never came, I would be very happy just because it doesn't seem to have any issues - I have only had it one week. I have had my Inspire since April and haven't had any issues either. HTC has really made a step forward and, I personally believe this is one of the best tablets to go head to head with Apple. I have spent a little time on their 10 inch tablet as well, the Jetstream (with Honeycomb) and, it too, is phenomenol. Apple better keep a close eye on this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tablet

    Posted
    nicknameme

    This device is amazing. Its fast and light, and the specialty programs built into the OS by HTC are outstanding, especially scribe and their movie service. Some complain about the price and the fact that the pen cost an extra $80. Well, the device with pen overseas cost more than $100 over what I paid, so I'm not complaining and the pen functionality is very cool for scribbling quick notes and such. And if you can afford to pay $500 for this "TOY" why complain about an extra $80, just go get your $400 Asus or Samsung Galaxy Wifi. I also have a Samsung Galaxy tab and I already prefer the HTC. Not because its faster but the device is just a little bit better in terms of the UI and functionality. Now everyone will try to complain that it may not be upgraded to Honeycomb, but its not a 10inch tablet. Its only slightly larger than some smart phones and I think the OS is perfect and doesn't necessarily need upgraded for the time being. I love the 7inch platform for how mobile and convenient it is to carry. With a 10inch tablet you might as well be carrying a 11inch mac air with a load more of functionality or buy a $300 netbook.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Stuttttttttery scrolling & where'd my web page go?

    Posted
    John566

    I have, and have had, many iOS and Android devices so I'm pretty familiar with what I should expect out of the stock browser and others like Dolphin HD. While I'm ok with a browsing experience that isn't smooth as butter like the iPad and iPhone, I do expect reasonably smooth scrolling on a site like Engadget. The Flyer is probably the worst I have seen. It does not even scroll very smoothly in the settings menus. Both my 5" Dell Streak and 7" Galaxy TAB are quite a bit smoother and they only have 1 GHz processors. This may be addressed in a software update or I may have a defective unit, but I doubt it. Another major annoyance is that in landscape mode it moves the soft buttons to the bottom of the screen. This sounds like a great idea until you realize that they are actually harder to reach and that when hitting the space bar (on the onscreen keyboard) you will hit the soft button taking you to the home screen in the middle of typing. Both of these issues are deal breakers for me and it is a real shame because I really like the hardware and the new HTC Sense 3.0. I still gave it 3 stars because there is a lot to like and my annoyances may not be a big deal to those who primarily use portrait mode and have low expectations for the smoothness of webpage scrolling.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best fit for my needs!

    Posted
    uncle11

    I have 3 android tablets. Acer arconia, Samsung 7" tab and a rooted Nook Color running CM7. All perform well. The one major problem for me is that I haven't found a decent pen writing app. ( needed desperately for work) Along comes the HTC Flyer with it's scribe stylus (Way OVER PRICED!) and notes app and I'm in business. (This may not be a deal maker to some, but it's a business life saver to me. This coupled with Docs 2 Go and for me it is a great totable work platform. The Tab does perform well and the gingerbread OS works well. I really don't miss the honeycomb 3.0 on the Acer. Another thing that caught my eye...ear is the audio is strong and fairly clear. The UI seems to be very fluid when switching between screens. The wifi radio appears to have pretty good sensitivety so that I can move about the office and stay connected. On the road I connect to my 4G wifi hub and away we go. To sum this up, it looks great, works great and I maybe placing the Samsung and the Nook Color on Ebay soon. Go into Bestbuy and play with one.

    I would recommend this to a friend