I picked up an HTC Flyer and optional Magic Pen from Best Buy this past Sunday to replace my Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Tab has served me well, but the Flyer’s integration with EverNote and updated specs called for me to move on.
Unlike Jenn, the ability to ink is what truly excites me about the Flyer and today I put it to the test, taking notes while at an all day training. It performed as well as I expected, but what I didn’t expect is what makes a pen-enabled device like the Flyer so valuable to many: the ability to sign documents. A client matter arose while I was in training that required my immediate signature in order to address the issue. I emailed my assistant and asked her to scan the document that needed my signature. She did so and emailed it to me to me a few minutes later in PDF form. I opened the document on my Flyer, signed it, and emailed it back to her. She then faxed it to the person I needed to speak with, emailed me the confirmation, and I stepped out of the training to discuss the client’s issue.
I love technology that simply helps me get things done. While the optional pen may not be a necessary tool for all Flyer purchasers, for me and I’m sure for many others, it can save the day.