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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews

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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

  • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice 7" Android tablet

    Posted
    kanehi
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    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: 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