ZDnet goes hands-on with the HTC Flyer

The HTC Flyer is now out, and we’re about to find out if you can really charge $500 (with an additional $80 for the pen) for a tablet that is smaller than cheaper ones, has a lower resolution screen, older version of Android and a single-core CPU- just because it has a digitizer. ZDNet has gotten their hands on one and done a picture gallery with text comments that goes through the hardware and software. While the pen functionality intrigues me, I’m not sure if the Flyer will do all that well in the current market. If you can score a 10″ EEE Pad Transformer and a keyboard dock for the price of the Flyer and pen, you might just deal with using a less accurate stylus. Especially since software (although mostly on iOS) has long since compensated for the accuracy issue with magnified writing modes, which delivers more accurate final results than a digitizer pen can hope to.

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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.