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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

82%
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  • 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: 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: 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice but pricey

    Posted
    minndream

    This product would be awesome if the price were more in line with the galaxy tab and the pen were included. I tried it and while I have an iPad, I wanted a smaller tablet for portability. I have been going back and forth between the Flyer and the Tab since both are 7". I want to use it as an ereader, surf the web and check my email, so both fit for what I want to use it for. I decided to try the Flyer because of the pen as I thought it would be nice for taking notes at work, however while writing if your wrist touches the screen it quits writing, makes it a bit awkward for note taking. So after testing and much thought I decided to go back to the galaxy tab 7" which I will be ordering very shortly. If you have the money to throw away go for it, it is nice but otherwise they are pretty equal for my needs.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average Without Scribe ..... ??? (It's in the Pen)

    Posted
    GameDiversity

    The HTC Flyer is unique among tablets due to the scribe technology. If you are a student or business person that prefers writing notes and communicating concepts via diagrams and pictures, the scribe technology is made for you! Because the note taking technology syncs with Evernote and your calendar (along with voice and video), this tablet can really get you organized. If you are also a gamer, it includes OnLive. Plus, you get HTC Watch and other features. However, without the scribe technology (the pen) this is a pretty ordinary, or even below average product, because it is not dual-core or shipping with Honeycomb.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    No guarantee of Honeycomb upgrade

    Posted
    GuyInFL

    Was excited about this tablet -- especially the Scribe technology. BUT, my enthusiasm has been tempered by the ambiguity around whether or not this tab will be upgradable to Honeycomb. I contacted HTC Support just today, and was told, "As of the moment, we are not sure if the Flyer can be upgraded to Honeycomb." I'm thinking that this tablet may just not be ready yet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Where is the link for the stylus???

    Posted
    Hessen

    I have no problem paying extra for the stylus, but I could not find the link in bestbuy. So how can I get that stylus?? I dont want to use this tablet without that pen

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend