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HTC Flyer Tablet Computer Review

Posted: June 22, 2011
HTC Flyer Tablet Computer Review
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HTC's Flyer is a new 10" tablet that weighs under 1lb. It's light and compact, with an Android OS, but is it worth the $500 price tag? We take a look in this edition of Gadget Pr0n.

What You Need to Know

  • It seems kind of heavy for its smaller size
  • It's also thicker than the iPad 2 and the BlackBerry Playbook
  • We're surprised that HTC is using a non-tablet version of Android for the Flyer, but the screen is just as responsive as other Android tablets, whether they use Android 3.0 or 2.3
  • It's got the latest version of HTC Sense on it, so you'll be able to customize and add widgets as much as you'd like, but we do wish it had Android 3.0, mainly for the tabbed browsing and access to the Android tablet apps
  • The stylus is made specifically for drawing and taking notes, not actually navigating the tablet
  • You can draw over screenshots, or take notes with Evernote
  • It's kind of fun to have, but we're not sure if it's worth an extra $80
  • This has one of the fastest processors we've seen on a tablet and it makes a difference
  • It's able to load Flash-heavy sites really quick, in some cases, quicker than other Android 3.0 tablets
  • It's also just as fast as the iPad 2 when launching apps like Angry Birds Rio
  • The back camera is 5 megapixels, but no flash, so anything in low light is going to blur; otherwise, pictures look good
  • The front camera is standard at 1.3 megapixels and works just like it should


Price

  • $500 on Best Buy’s site


Overall Rating

  • 3 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • This isn't a bad tablet by any means and it works well for something with Android 2.3?
  • The problem is, we prefer Android 3.0 for tablets, and you can buy the larger Asus tablet for $100 less

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  • Bluewonder

    The moment I heard Android 2.3 any chance of this being a viable buy for me went out the window.
    Chris controls this review well, but it's hard to watch with Candice screeching over him.

    Posted: July 2, 2011 8:30 AM
    Bluewonder
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