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HTC Flyer’s digitizer pen may be a $80 accessory

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The HTC Flyer is an upcoming Android tablet that stands out by having a much more advanced pen support than the capacitive styli you’re normally stuck with on tablets. The active digitizer pen is likely to have more in common with a pen tablet than a stylus, which means it’ll be very accurate. Now it seems that the pen may actually be a $80 accessory rather than an included accessory, as Best Buy lists it as such. This also fits the description for the Flyer on a Norwegian webshop, which lists only battery and “cables” as included accessories. It may just be a spare pen that’s listed though, but at $80 it’s a rather expensive replacement pen- suggesting that there’s quite a bit of tech in the pen itself. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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5 thoughts on “HTC Flyer’s digitizer pen may be a $80 accessory

  • WOW that’s steep for a stylus and takes the Flyer out of contention for me. If you had an overwhelming need for the stylus it might be allright. I was hoping for agressive pricing and some cool software for this in the US that would make it different/unique and more attractive to me as a consumer.

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  • that is disapointing… but it also lets me remind the transformer, you will get only the full performance if you buy the dock. sure, the dock adds much more functionality, but its basically the same, you know?

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    • Not really. The dock is available as a bundled accessory for just a bit more money than the standalone tablet, and it adds a bunch of features. If the pen doesnt come with the Flyer, you have to pay a ridiculous price to add it.

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      • That would suck, especially since it was featured proeminently in all thr marketing hype building…

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  • If it’s Wacom-quality, then 80$ is actually quite reasonable.

    But note that below 200+ dpi, you will not have fun with such a design. With a stylus you sometimes work on very small details, and will end up being constantly aware of the pixels.

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