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HTC Wants You to Take the Flyer Seriously

We haven’t talked about the HTC Flyer much on this site, but are starting to think it’s time we do since the wifi-only model is headed to Best Buy any day now.  As many of you know, the Flyer is HTC’s 7″ Gingerbread (not Honeycomb) tablet that runs a custom version of Sense for big screens and has “Scribe Technology” which allows you to draw, highlight or write on almost any screen at any time.  It has front and back cameras, a 1.5GHz single-core processor and truthfully, is no slouch.  At least that’s what HTC will have you believe as they try to sell you on it through this new 6-minute video.  And I’ve got to admit, they’ve done a pretty nice job of it.    

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  • Waknatious

    WANT. [Like]. Whatever.
    Gimme.

  • Waknatious

    WANT. [Like]. Whatever.
    Gimme.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I might have to give this a solid look when I go buy a tablet this summer. Hopefully it will be on HC by then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/minh43 Minh Ly

    Man….my wife just bought me a nook color for my bday and I rooted it and threw cm7 on there…but now I want this! The NC feels underpowered even though I OC’d it to 1.2ghz. This Flyer seems pretty nice spec-wise.

  • MK17

    If it could act like a huge phone I would be all over it. Thats really what I want. A large 6-7″ Screen phone

  • Anonymous

    I would buy one which is 10.1″. 7″ screen is not for me.

  • http://twitter.com/diegosocart12 James Ditmer

    It really makes me seriously think about getting one. Looks smooth. I’d have to see one to really decide though. I love the note taking and drawing portions.

  • Anonymous

    HTC plumped for the earlier Gingerbread version of Android (2.3/2.4) rather than the Android 3.0 version a lot of the other tablets are using. It seems Honeycomb will arrive on the tablet imminently though

  • Loginname101

    Really liking all of the very cool software on it. Give me a 10″ screen and I’ll buy it

  • Anonymous

    In addition to Flyer, the firm will also launch “two more new tablets” in the first half of this year, both of which will run the newest version of Android , 7′ and 10′ inches….

  • gimlet72

    It needs some honeycomb action as well as a 10 inch screen. 7 inches is too small.

    • Smtxom

      thats what she said

    • Smtxom

      thats what she said

    • Smtxom

      thats what she said

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VNMZ67HA6QFEXTW5OXVSB4KDRM BillyBoy

      I’ve got a XOOM and am very unimpressed with Honeycomb. I rather have the Flyer with 2.3/2.4 with their extra features than Honeycomb which still seems to be waiting for more developers to do something with it. Where the heck is the Google Music store btw?

  • dannyboydluxe

    I wish the screen was 10′ inches… it’s only 3 inches bigger than my Tbolt.

  • http://www.mobigyaan.com Mashhood Ahmad

    Yeah and it should be taken seriously…

  • nikon d300

    If tablet makers want us to view them as alternatives to laptops, they have to be priced accordingly. If they are going to charge $500 and up, you’re getting a lot more for your money with a laptop. Clearly, the Apple faithful are drinking the cool aide with the iPad, but a reasonably priced tablet is the game changing alternative to a laptop.

    • MK17

      I fell like all they really need to do to snag the market is create a keyboard dock cover all it on. slide your tablet down into it connecting the usb. Have a keyboard with 2 more usb hubs and allow it to fold closed like a laptop and be carried around. When you want a tablet you disconnect it.

      It should really be a cheap thing to make and make a profit off of and if they came out with it for the Xoom I would get funds together to go buy one immediately.

  • Anonymous

    HTC Flyer Price Possibly Revealed:

    Economic News reports that HTC will push the tablet aggressively this spring with an unlocked price tag of approximately $600.

    In addition to Flyer, the firm will also launch “two more new tablets” in the first half of this year, both of which will run the newest version of Android.

    • Guest

      I’d totally sell my iPad and switch to a 10″ version of this. but if the SEVEN inch version is $600?! i can only image the 10 will be more than that, and i’m not sure i could justify that

  • Anonymous

    Meh….”if it has a stylus, they blew it”

    • http://twitter.com/SciJohn SciJohn

      Please explain why the addition of a stylus is a failure. The stylus is an addition not a requirement. You can still use your fingers to navigate.

      • Anonymous

        i was simply being facetious and retorting what Steve Jobs once said in an interview.

        • http://twitter.com/SciJohn SciJohn

          OK. I missed the reference. I never listen to that guy. :)

  • Anonymous

    Seems very cool but its the same size as the streak, gotta be a bit for me to want it. I already have a DX so those extra 3 inches arent enough of a difference.

  • http://davesdroid.blogspot.com NadTwist

    Meh… I just got a XOOM WiFi yesterday, it’s already unlocked, rooted, and overclocked to 1.5GHz.. oh and the price? FREE.. Happy Birthday to me (thanks Mom). ;)

  • DP

    Very impressive. price??

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/46364600@N06/5302257802/ Alfonso Fanjul

    Htc flyer is the best model in its class which support WiFi and is 7″ Gingerbread (not Honeycomb) tablet that runs a custom version of Sense for big screens.

  • Christopher M Brannan

    Personally, I think it looked pretty gay. I did like the note taking part but overall the infomercial was pretty gay. I can see some people looking for a tablet more like the flyer but I think HTC is dreaming if they expect an entire boardroom to be full of them. I know I’d definitely rather have my Xoom, even if I had a boss retarded enough to give me a flyer.

    Regardless it would still be better than packing rotten Apples.

    • Guest

      yeah that infomercial was full of dude-on-dude action.

      grow up.

  • Azilla

    nice to see a pen for a tablet that doesn’t look like an pencil eraser

  • Forkball316

    Will probably return my WIFI Xoom for this. It seems to be a better fit for me at the moment and I’ve been underwhelmed with the current state of Honeycomb anyways. Xoom is nice but apps haven’t caught up yet and it’s probably a little bigger than what I prefer.

  • New_Guy

    I was planning on getting the Xoom, but now I think I am going to have to wait and see this thing in action. If it is as awesome as this video makes it look, and at an affordable price, this will be a no-brainer for me!

    Seriously…you can write on anything??? Brings a whole new meaning to electronic paper :)

  • Devator22

    I am officially impressed. Never been a fan of HTC, but I think this tablet may convert me. I’m already thinking of all the different uses I could find for it.

  • Ion X

    I truly love Android, i do. But unfortunately Apple has the tablet world on lock with the iPad. If the device isn’t made by apple, it won’t sell. I think Android is the best when it comes to phones but I think they should really just lay low when it comes to tablets..just my own personal opinion.

  • Anonymous

    Those keys are actually like the one on the incredible s…..they rotate automatically….hence that menu key you see doesn’t say menu…like on my tbolt..its like on the incredible s for when they upgrade to honeycomb probably….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=662761387 Nader Elkurd

    Droid Life’s readers are showing some serious love for this tablet!

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    is it me or do the touch bottons move around like honeycomb when you rotate the device…. anyone else notice that

    • Anonymous

      They actually look like permanent soft keys to me, maybe HTC changed around the design.

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    dont sleep on this…. i never reallly seriously thought about getting a tablet but if i do.. it will be something like this..

    i know people are going to say no honeycomb. but really what does it matter if the product is ultra useful

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    dont sleep on this…. i never reallly seriously thought about getting a tablet but if i do.. it will be something like this..

    i know people are going to say no honeycomb. but really what does it matter if the product is ultra useful

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    dont sleep on this…. i never reallly seriously thought about getting a tablet but if i do.. it will be something like this..

    i know people are going to say no honeycomb. but really what does it matter if the product is ultra useful

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    dont sleep on this…. i never reallly seriously thought about getting a tablet but if i do.. it will be something like this..

    i know people are going to say no honeycomb. but really what does it matter if the product is ultra useful

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    dont sleep on this…. i never reallly seriously thought about getting a tablet but if i do.. it will be something like this..

    i know people are going to say no honeycomb. but really what does it matter if the product is ultra useful

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    dont sleep on this…. i never reallly seriously thought about getting a tablet but if i do.. it will be something like this..

    i know people are going to say no honeycomb. but really what does it matter if the product is ultra useful

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    dont sleep on this…. i never reallly seriously thought about getting a tablet but if i do.. it will be something like this..

    i know people are going to say no honeycomb. but really what does it matter if the product is ultra useful

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    dont sleep on this…. i never reallly seriously thought about getting a tablet but if i do.. it will be something like this..

    i know people are going to say no honeycomb. but really what does it matter if the product is ultra useful

  • Anonymous

    True…agreed with shopdroid….but if it is i will definately get it….my products so far…macbook pro…lol….palm pre plus, htc incredible, droid x, HTC THUNDERBOLT, soon to be flyer or transformer…cool dock…flyer…writing and sense….

  • Emeraldjun

    If this thing had the same processor as the Evo 3D, it would be uber awesome.

    • Alvinm 77

      Yeah I agree. I’m still buying one but I think they should of put that in there. Tech trolls are gonna have fun bashing this tab because no dual core and no honeycomb out the box but me selling my xoom for this says a lot to me.

  • ShopDroid

    With ASUS Eee Pad Transformer checking in at $399 soon in Best Buy, this thing had better not cost more than $250. Otherwise it would have no chance of success. Would be like another pile of Xoom collection dust in the back room.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robrbecker Rob Becker

    This video made me MUCH more interested in HTC tablets. I honestly never gave it a thought before this because of the 7″ screen… but now I’m thinking just maybe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robrbecker Rob Becker

    This video made me MUCH more interested in HTC tablets. I honestly never gave it a thought before this because of the 7″ screen… but now I’m thinking just maybe.

  • Anonymous

    HTC did a nice job addressing the student on the go to the business meeting and having the technology to really be useful and part of your everyday life. I was a Moto fan, but HTC is really gunning to take the lead here in the Tablet space. I would personally like to see a 10″ version which I am sure is coming.

    If I owned a Xoom I would be a little jealous lol.

  • Anonymous

    HTC did a nice job addressing the student on the go to the business meeting and having the technology to really be useful and part of your everyday life. I was a Moto fan, but HTC is really gunning to take the lead here in the Tablet space. I would personally like to see a 10″ version which I am sure is coming.

    If I owned a Xoom I would be a little jealous lol.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7J4Z55BLI6W3OMFGRZZFNVLQA John

    we dont need another galaxy tab, we want a honeycomb tablet from htc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ewhitaker Eric Whitaker

    This is amazing. This would be the only tablet I would get its just depending on the price. The european prices was really high so I guess we will wait to see what the price is.

  • Suga Shane

    Wow, I haven’t wanted a tablet … until now. This looks serious.

  • WormDoes

    This scribe technology looks incredibly useful for business people. I can almost justify buying on for that feature alone. No more notepads, portfolios or pens at my business meetings??? Nice video HTC, you just sold me and I’m kind of anti tablets

  • Anonymous
  • Todd

    I think I would have rather purchased this than the xoom :-(

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7J4Z55BLI6W3OMFGRZZFNVLQA John

      no you would not have