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HTC - Flyer Tablet with 16GB Internal Memory - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews

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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 2 out of 5 stars

    Scratches Super Easily

    Posted
    Drod808

    Love the product and the HTC SENSE however on day ONEs trying to insert my memory card, I scratched the screen! HTC was so kind as to replace the screen for $250?? Makes no sense, please be careful when opening back cover, the trick is to push in the middle and push off that way, HTC gets a Bad Apple for nickel and diming the customer to replace a product that would have never been scratched had there cover been easier to open, they are notorious for difficult enclosures think HTC inspire! Product is nice, but this is NOT GORILLA GLASS!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Very Good

    Posted
    ladymall

    I purchased the HTC Flyer to replace by Nook. But I have been less than impressed. The ring to unlock is not very responsive. Applications are constantly being forced to close. Even though it has space for an card for extra memory, the back is very difficult to get off . I was unable to get the back panel off to insert memory card and my husband was afraid he would break because of quality of material. When it does work it work okay but when you added the price of the tablet, pen, and memory card I would go ahead and get an iPad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sadly, not as great for handwriting as I'd hoped

    Posted
    dmhenrys

    I had high expectations for the Flyer as a handwritten note-taking device. Unfortunately, my hopes were dashed for many reasons, so I wrote about it here: http://www.earlyadoptips.com/

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Identical to the HTC phone

    Posted
    sniks

    the summary sums it up,I am dissapointed, I had thought the flyer was windows. im bringing the flyer back to bestbuy today to hopefully trade it in for an ipad

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend