So many toys, so little time! The next review we have up in the EVO line of devices is the newly released HTC EVO View 4G, also known as the HTC Flyer. I got some hands on time to play with the device, and recorded my findings in a video review for you after the break. Check it out and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments!
- Portability. The seven inch screen and light weight make it ideal to be put into a pants pocket or inner coat compartment for easy carrying.
- Sense 3.0 is really snazzy and adds quite a bit to the overall look and feel of the tablet.
- Battery life is pretty good for an EVO branded unit!
- Netflix support right out of the box, the first Android powered tablet to have that.
- Snappy processor and storage space make it a great media player.
- Connected media lets you stream content to the tablet from your home network.
- Stylus for taking notes is pretty handy, but see below.
- 4G speeds are awesome in the Boston area.
- Google Apps, especially Maps are awesome.
- To be expected, 4G is a battery murderer.
- Stylus is pretty useless for anything but taking notes. It feels gimmicky, and until some devs realy take to the api’s to create interactivity with the stylus, it is a dead accessory like R.O.B. the robot from the original NES. I mean, you can’t even use the stylus to input text when using the on screen keyboard, meaning you cannot tap out letters with the device.
- No Google Talk based video chat, still have to rely on Qik to get it done.
- No Honeycomb, this is not HTC’s fault as of course Google has not released Honeycomb source as of yet, but this device could shine brighter with it.
- Ultra sensitive movement sensors sometimes mistake a small movement and switches screen orientation when that is not desired. This was overcome by simply adapting my movements a bit.