September 22, 2014

First Look at the HTC Flyer in Video

Carrypad.com posted a video this week with a look at the upcoming Android powered HTC Flyer.  You know, the tablet that HTC has not been working on. There are some interesting demonstrations of the stylus that is included with the unit, and the palm rejection feature built into it.  They also put it up against the Galaxy Tab.  The video is talking about the fact that the Flyer is being released in April overseas with Vodaphone. 

Watching the video, I am not sure how I feel about the use of stylus with a tablet.  I know that there are a lot of proponents to have stylus input for taking notes and handwriting recognition, but it feels very dated to me, and an extra step for input that I think we can skip now.  That coupled with the fact that the Flyer is launching with Gingerbread and not Honeycomb makes this a unit that I think could be dead in the water.  It’s too bad because we have really been looking froward to what HTC was going to come out with as far as their first Android powered tablet device.  I am sure though that we will certainly see a Honeycomb tablet from HTC, who knows they may surprise us very soon!

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