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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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice tablet, battery eater though.

    Posted
    George2319

    I really liked this tablet. It was a perfect size, really fast, and had flash. I tried it for 10 days, but could not get past a 4 to 5 hour battery life. I did everything that was recommended and apps were always running in the background and draining the battery. The price is great although I cannot see how they sold any at the $500 original price. I ended up getting the ipad 2 of course and giving into "the dark side." I love the ipad, but it does have it's limits as well. I do like a 8 to 10 hour battery life. the HTC is a great tablet and I recommend it to anyone, but know it has a short battery and apps always running. The thing I like about the ipad is when you kill your apps they are done and do not mysteriously start running on their own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is a pretty good working product

    Posted
    newuser2011

    I have had the HTC tablet for over 30 days, and at this time I am very happy with it. I am still learning all of the functions that this device is able to perform. I was not able to set it up with the "HOT SPOT" device that was sold to me so I went back to Best Buy and they helped me out. I have not been able to download my music from my computer yet. It is not as easy as I thought.(my computer would not reconize my HTC tablet).I have used it to set up travel arrangements and play angry birds. it is a little pricey, but worth the money. over all this HTC FLYER tablet pass the swagger test. (be careful with the HTC pen, it can scratch the screen)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Infinitely Better Than "The Fire"

    Posted
    Nursken

    To be very clear, $99 more than the popular Fire gets you front and rear cameras, 16GB, BT, 1 GB RAM and a micro SD card. Just compare, these aren't on "the other one" for the sub $200 price. This also has pen input and works with PDF file (pen is extra though). The Flyer also allows you to purchase Android apps without any limitations. I had a surprise with the HTC sense installed as a skin, this is simply fantastic. My only complaints are the it needs to have an upgraded OS, but Android 2.3.4 (with latest update) is OK and I can live with it. Dual core CPU would have been nice, but this is fast enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really?

    Posted
    reallyreally

    Could you all just read a fact or two before posting? HTC Flyer sold with Stylus in Europe for 479 Pounds (UK - 729 dollars or so). Look it up on Amazon UK. HTC Flyer sold for 499 Dollars at Best Buy (US) without Stylus. Stylus is supposed to be 80 bucks at BB. Stylus is currently available on Amazon UK for 63 dollars (Pre-Order).. If you don't like the product, don't buy it. Give your dollars to Motorola or Apple. But sheesh, stop spreading drek.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A really nice 7" tablet, needs honeycomb

    Posted
    Ric57

    I purchased the HTC Flyer when the price went down. It is a very high quality tablet and the size is great for putting in a back pocket or cargo pocket. There is a honeycomb update coming which will make it even better! The tablet has the HTC Sense interface, which is really nice. So far it seems to be fast and battery life is great. If you are considering a 7" tablet, this is a good choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect little Tablet that could!

    Posted
    itsbigbigworld
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    I really love how fast and simple this tablet is. I am sad to see it slowed down a bit since the new update to the operating system. It seems to run everything I throw at it. Plenty of storage space plus a place to put in an SD card makes it virtually unlimited. HTC Rocks! Never had a product I wasn't happy with! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love my HTC Flyer!!

    Posted
    fiscallyconservative

    This is perfect for my needs. I didn't want to invest too much money but wanted the portability of wi-fi connectivity. This provides it all. (That, and I'm addicted to Angry Birds!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    incorrect info on video supported

    Posted
    TRS51

    This has been an exceptional tablet for all the basic uses. However I wanted it to do wmv movies as it stated being that I have many digital copies to put on it. This tabet DOES NOT play wmv files. Best buy should correct that in its description.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice hardware - HTC slow to bring new OS

    Posted
    mbg39

    I relaly like and enjoy using the HTC Flyer. It has performed flawlessly for several weeks now. It is just too bad that HTC (and Google) are so slow with OS updates,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great item.

    Posted
    SimTech

    Nice not being attached to a data plan. Can drive up to a McDonalds and have the internet at my finger tips. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pen should not be sold seperately

    Posted
    Metskin

    Would have been 5 star if the pen came with it. Kind of Sucks that pen did not come with it. Fast and fits in your pocket

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great product easy to use

    Posted
    mooseandsmoke

    I think the flter is a great choice for somebody who doesnt want to spend $500 or more for a tablet.

    I would recommend this to a friend