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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The only serious option for handwriting notes

    Posted
    Ticonderoga

    Unless one is willing to sacrifice a certain degree of portability, battery life and versatility for a Tablet PC, the HTC Flyer is the only option offering decent handwriting support on the market at the moment. Having owned at various point two tablet PCs, one UMPC, two Windows Mobile Devices, a Palm IIIxe, three Android devices and two iPads, I can say that the Flyer is truly a pleasure to use. The Good: - Pen works well, best handwriting I ever achieved on non-Tablet-PC. - iPad-quality screen. - Operations on the retail unit I bought from Best Buy is fluid smooth, unlike early demonstration units caught on videos. The Bad: - Pen and carrying porch not included, unlike units sold in Asia and Europe. - No tablet-friendly native Gmail client at the moment. Need to change brower user agent to get Gmail web tablet interface. - Proprietary connector. My detail review of four tablets can be found here: http://www.ticoneva.com/journal/?p=622

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Marvelous - I love it!

    Posted
    HTCFlying

    I knew I wanted a 7" tablet, so I've been watching and waiting. Got the Flyer for $299 - which is a fair price. I wouldn't pay more; but it does everything I want it to do. Perfect size to carry with me. Actually received a Nook last Christmas which was impossible to set up. I took it back after fighting with it for four days with no success. I tell you this because the Flyer has me flying nearly out of the box! It found my wi-fi almost immediately. Setup was so easy! The screen is bright, sharp and is responsive to my touch and does flash. The battery lasts a long time for me and I only need to charge it overnite every 2 or 3 days. I bought the HTC scribe pen for $40 on sale and wouldn't pay more for it, but I do like it for the stylus function. I didn't like all the fingerprints on my screen. The flyer has front/rear facing camera. They aren't supper great, but are suitable for my needs - I have a camera! I also bought a 32 GB micro SD card to increase memory but haven't needed it yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't resist the price drop

    Posted
    David1949

    I had played with the Flyer in Best Buy when it first came out several months ago. I was immediately impressed by its smaller size. I find the 10 inch tablets to be too large for easy portability or to use as a reader. I was impressed by the Flyer's responsiveness and vivid display. The $499 price was just too steep. At $299, it was too good a bargain to pass up. I also considered a Barnes & Noble Nook Color. I preferred the Nook as a reader. The text is sharper and the off white color of the pages is more paper like. While the Nook also can serve as a low end tablet, I found it to be too sluggish for that purpose. I plan to use the Flyer as a reader but am glad that it has far more capabilities. It handles video very well---YouTube, Netflix. Its small speakers put out much better sound than my Toshiba netbook. It surfs the net easily. I already have an Android phone, so there was really no learning curve in using the Flyer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet, Great Price

    Posted
    EMTP435

    I had initially considered waiting for the Kindle Fire as I am an avid book reader, but I started to have concerns about the Amazon version of Android it would be running. I went to my local Best Buy to lay hands on the other tablets and found the HTC Flyer. It is everything I need and want in a tablet! I can read books (Kindle App), email, surf the internet, and have access to numerous applications. The big bonus was since I already have a HTC Inspire 4G, there was very little in a 'learning curve' since the Flyer's GUI is 99% identical. I am very pleased with my Flyer. The battery life is great. Recently flew 8 hours and watched movies all the way and still had about 20% battery left upon landing. Also, the price was very reasonable; especially vs. an iPad. For a 1st time tablet user, I think you will like the Flyer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy without stylist being included

    Posted
    RomeoJDR

    The flyer stylist is truly what seperates this tablet from others. As simple of an idea as it is, designing a tablet to optimally utilize a pen device adds a whole new dimension of utility. To not include the defining feature out of the box is a rediculous example of greed that will hopefully backfire. HTC knows $499.99 is the max figure they can charge for a 16GB tablet to compete with the king (aka IPad 2). The plan to have a marketing campaign centered around the stylist yet not include it is a effort hoping people are ignorant enough for the company to mask a $579.99 price as $499.99. I quite possibly would have one on pre-order with Best Buy right now had HTC's ego not gotten the best of them thinking they could charge more than a refined Apple product. For now I suggest to everyone to wait for the next IPad or near future dual core android devices which will definately incorporate the overlooked stylist idea. At the very least wait until the summer when I can say with reasonable confidence you will be able to pick up a Flyer in a "special" deal packaged with a stylist for "free." Sure Apple is good at squeezing money out of us with their propietary ports. At least what separates the IPad2 from the rest is included in the same box: agmonst the fastest performance, best battery life, fantastic display, and well polished simple ios user interface.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice 7" Android tablet

    Posted
    kanehi
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    For $299 you can't beat the price and it's just the right size to carry everywhere, it's like an overgrown PDA and then some. I also have an iPad2 which I find using less and less in favor of the Flyer. The screen is bright, sharp and is responsive to touch (no lag). As an Android device it can do Flash unlike the iPad2. The battery lasts a long time but charging it takes awhile so I recommend charging it overnite. I love the HTC scribe pen for this device as you can write notes on the fly. It has front/rear facing camera but find the front one is not as clear as the rear one as it produces lots of artifacts. The other negative is you can only have 8 window screens so you have to be selective which programs you want to place on each one. It can take an micro SD card to increase memory. For $299 it's a fair price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Works....Mostly

    Posted
    SirNee

    Purchased this for the wife back in July. In early September, it stopped charging. I went through standard trouble shooting; tried different cables, different outlets, even direct to the computer with the USB cable. Called HTC support..... who connected me to their distributer.... who told me to take it back to Best Buy.... who told me that it wouldn't charge for them either... with their cables... but that they couldn't help me because it was outside of the 30 days after purchase and they... wait for it... sent me back to HTC.... who said "oh yeah, we can help you. let's get you a box to ship it to us and we will fix it." Still dealing with the 'not charging' issue since HTC sent it back to me without doing anything to it... actually called it a cable issue. They even claimed that they sent me new cables.... they didn't. When it does work, my wife is happy with the device. However, I will NEVER buy an HTC product again because of how horrible their Customer Support is.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect For A Student

    Posted
    zhetlage

    I was getting tired of hauling books around everywhere I went, so after some research, I decided to buy this tablet. It is amazing. I was able to download all of my textbooks for a fraction of the price and the Scribe technology is perfect when taking notes. While the writing with the pen isnt great, the drawings are what get me. Graphs have never been easier to make. And if you are concerned about it running 2.3, dont be. The sense interface makes up for what it is lacking in Honeycomb. And once they are done with the Honeycomb Sense UI, I am sure the device will still be the best on the market at that time. And to everyone who is complaining about the pen, It was actually more expensive across seas with the pen bundled with it. They did this so people could decide whether they wanted to spend the extra money for the added feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    overall best tablet

    Posted
    lukag33k

    i love my htc flyer with a passion. i wanted a tablet that was not a fortune but was safistacated and still a small enough size to fit in back pocket but large enough size to see the screen without straining eyes. i was first interested in the samsung galaxy tab but this changed my mind immediately -------pros -fast on internet/applications -very responsive -long battery life -powerful back camera -front camera for video chat/self portraits -user friendly -perfect size -expandable GB with micro sd -can run most anything my laptop can -not bulky -stylish ------cons -i ussually hate when people say there is no cons but i seriouslly cant think of any! ---------------------------------------------------------------- go to your local store and use one for yourself, the first little bit is tough but when you get the hang of it, you glide!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    As good as it gets... for now

    Posted
    Joshtrumpet

    I've owned 6 tablets in the past year (starting with the iPad). I'm not sure why there's so much hype about Honeycomb, personally I did not like it when I tried the Motorola Xoom for a month. HTC does an incredible job with it's UI (user interface), as always. This tablet feels strong and durable, I also like how the front glass is slightly curved inward, so it'll be more difficult to scratch the glass when layed faced down. The 7 inch tablet is more practical to me than 10 inches; fits in your pocket, but is still large enough to show/watch pictures and video. If I'd have to choose between the Playbook, Galaxy Tab or Flyer... I'd go with the Flyer everytime. It's just a better tab. But if size is not a factor and you don't mind something bigger (and waiting), the iPad 2 would be the best option as far as cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best 7-inch tablet on the market

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Having used nearly a half dozen Android tablets over the past year, I can definitely saw that the HTC Flyer is the best 7-inch tablet option on the market. I used the Flyer for a few weeks before it came out this past spring, but was not able to keep the unit because of the original $499 price tag. As soon as BB dropped the price to $299, I sold my Acer Iconia Tab A500 (Honeycomb Tablet) and purchased the HTC Flyer. The tablet is small enough to fit in your jeans or coat pocket and the digital pen integration is great for taking notes in meetings. My 2.5 year-old daughter uses the Kids Zone application to play games, draw and watch children's videos. Gaming the the HTC Flyer is amazing and should get better once HTC rolls out the Honeycomb update this fall. I have been purchasing HTC products for over six years and have loved every single one of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Tablet

    Posted
    mechaDriver

    I purchased this tablet to try android/tablet form factor. I generally like this tablet. Viewing angles are great, and the UI works well for me. I also like the pen input capability, but the cost of the pen (at $40 on sale) is still a bit steep. The 7inch form factor is good for travel. I do find it a bit small as compared to the larger tablets, but it was usable. I found one subtle issue with the browser, which didn't work with subtitles on a site I go to. But, this seems to be a gingerbread issue (my phone had the same problem). Battery life was not great, but not bad. I didn't use it long enough to see how it was going to settle out. In the end, I returned the tablet. With the Kindle Fire coming out in the next few weeks, and the honeycomb release for the tablet delayed, it seemed like a wait and see approach was the best. I will wait to see the next generation tablets, along with the sales during the holidays, to make a final selection. But, this is a very nice 1st generation android tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    kitalet

    I got the Flyer knowing it had an older version of Android, but the same version my phone (Droid Incredible 2) has. The phone is incredible, I love it. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the Flyer. It is difficult to tap. Many web pages do not re-size to fit the screen as they do on my phone - if you enlarge the print, the lines extend beyond the width of the screen, you must swipe the page back and forth to view the content. The MHL port was another selling point. When I travel I like to use Netflix. Netflix runs fine on the Flyer, but I have yet to find a TV (at home or in a hotel) that will display what the Flyer shows. And, that;s after purchasing a pricey MHL adapter, The third disappointment is using it to read books. It's too heavy and awkward to use as a reader. Thankfully, I have my Incredible 2 for reading it's easy to handle even if you do have to swipe the pages more frequently. Did I say anything about the keyboard, printing or file searches? The Flyer is in a drawer. I'll travel with my Incredible 2 and an old netbook. I can use the netbook to show Netflix - no pricey MHL adapter necessary

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small size, big Heart! HTC Flyer does it all!

    Posted
    Daveylou

    I have been using the HTC Flyer since the first day it came out and to my surprise, it has been flawless! Fast speed on the internet, Great syncing with all my e mail accounts (Including contacts, calenders, etc), great movie downloads.........This is a GREAT tablet. It does it all! I have even purchased the pen but must say that I am not sure how often I will be using it. Great concept and it does work well, but how often do you need to write a note about a web page? This would be a good thing for correcting documents or editing writings but I didn't buy this tablet for that! All in all, I feel you are getting one of the best tablets on the market (at least in a 7" screen) with all the extras you could need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK Tablet, but WAY overpriced

    Posted
    poetrywmn

    After spending some time with the demo model of the HTC Flyer at my local Best Buy, I was impressed with its portability and responsiveness, despite the Flyer's already outdated OS. However, it it not bundled with its stylus pen, which means an additional $80 outlay, and the Flyer's price of $500 is way too high, especially given the plethora of android tablets that are coming on the market with specs head and shoulders above the Flyer. Additionally, HTC Watch does not seem to offer any movies right now, despite the movie trailers showcased on the demo tablet. The Flyer ideally needs to be priced at least $150 less if they expect to sell them. Until HTC/Best Buy drops the Flyer's price tag, this tablet will remain on the shelves of Best Buy due to the grossly inflated price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Tablet!

    Posted
    Duluthian
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    Looked at all the tablets over the last few months. Didn't pull the trigger on one because of the cost. After the Flyer's price dropped from $499 to $299 I couldn't resist. Some will say that it is under powered (no dual core) or they will complain that it uses the Gingerbread OS and not Honeycomb. Trust me, the single core processor in this thing is blazing fast (faster than some of the dual core Honeycomb tablets I tried). I have not found a single app that won't run on this where as many apps are still not made for Honeycomb. As for the size, well the 7 inch size is just perfect! I am using this for movies, music and web most of the time but there is nothing that this tablet can do that it doesn't do well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Defining Pen is not included

    Posted
    forJAT

    Deciding to separate the Needed stylus was not a good decision. Without the stylus the tablet is a par for the course tablet running a single core processor and sporting the Gingerbread Android OS (per the specs). WIth a $500 price point for a 7 inch tablet it is not worth it. The pen is what defines this product and makes it unique. While HTC has made some considerable changes to HTC sense and it's bundling of software. HTC Watch is another branded movie store. I read in a previous review that the specs were wrong on this. Namely the OS version. Another item I see is that on the HTC website it touts a 32gb internal HD (varies with included system software) and the specs on this show only 16gb. I love the removeable battery so that you will not be tethered to a power cord. Without PROS of the defining pen this tablet is just "another" tablet and in my opinion over priced at $500. I love HTC I am the owner of an EVO 4g and my wife loves her Hero. I am disappointed in packaging of this product. Wait for a bundled option

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Probably the BEST

    Posted
    Doggie55

    I've had mine for 3 or 4 days so far and it's performed almost flawlessly. Does have a little bit of trouble with WIFI maintaining connection but it's very intermittent and hasn't precluded my using the tablet online. This tablet uses about 8.6GB internal SDcard and 3.7gb internal tablet for installation of applications. A very important point since some tabs only let you install to the tablet memory. Nice crisp display and snappy performance. Homescreen multiscroller is really nice to put widgets and app collections on individual screens for fast easy access. North American versions of this tablet will not come with the pen and after contacting the company they will not send you one either. LOL. Not a deal breaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Tablet

    Posted
    machogeek

    This is one great 7 inch tablet if you like the Android system. I have an android cell phone so the learning curve was very minimal. The great thing is that viewing pictures and playing games are so much more enjoyable because of the big screen. I think the 7 inch size is more portable than the bigger 10 to 11 inch screen size too. If you want a case, go to your local Sprint store and get the leather case for the EVO View. It is exactly the same size except it is a phone. This case also has a pocket for the stylus which most other cases do not. Also, the screen protector from Sprint is stylus friendly and I do not notice any difference in touching or writing on the screen. I think for the price the Flyer is hard to beat

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It!

    Posted
    Spartan101

    Great tablet for a great price. I had been looking at tablets but didn't want to spend $500 for one. The day the Flyer went on sale - $299, I was in Best Buy and couldn't pass it up! I love it...I can read my Kindle , watch a movie, get my e-mail and search the internet + much more! I usually don't get real excited about a purchase, but this one was the exception to the rule. It only has wi-fi, but that didn't hinder me from buying it - most every place has wi-fi these days and I don't have a monthly payment like 3G and 4G. By the way, Best Buy states that it doesn't have a SD slot, but it does and I added 32GB to the memory of the Flyer!

    I would recommend this to a friend