HTC recently announced their entry into the tablet fray with their new Flyer tablet. It’s been on pre-order for awhile on Best Buy but it just officially went on sale. If you mosey over to the Best Buy site, you can see all the specs and what not that you need to know. But to make things easier, here’s a simple low down.
A 7-inch tablet, the Flyer runs on Gingerbread 2.3 with HTC’s personalized Sense user interface overlaid on it. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5 GHz CPU, it’s not exactly and iPad killer. However, it does run decently and is a nice alternative to all the tablets coming out. It also features WiFi b/g/n for its connectivity option.
One of the features that makes it unique is the addition of stylus capability. Everyone knows that it’s a pain to type on tablets - most tablets resort to keyboard docks to make tablets seem less like electronic toys to actually productive machines. Not the HTC Flyer though. Using N-trig digitizer technology, it enables the use of a stylus for drawing, typing, and writing. The digital pen sounds pretty fancy but it also has a pretty fancy price tag. Sold separately from the tablet, the HTC scribe digital pen will cost you an additional $80. That maybe a bit steep price for additional functionality, but you don’t really need it that much. The HTC Flyer works fine without it.
If you’re still interested, drop by the Best Buy and drop $499 into the electronic till to get your own.