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HTC Flyer (Pre- Review) up for PreOrder in India

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HTC’s Latest Addition to the Tablet Market know as the HTC Flyer is up For Preoder in India for 37,999Rs.


HTC Flyer Technical Specifications
Network HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
Operating Software Android OS, v2.4 (Gingerbread)
Display 600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches, LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
CPU 1.5 GHz processor
Cameras Main(Rear) : 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus
Front : 1.3-Mega Pixel Camera
Video Format : DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
Recording : 720p
Audio Format MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player
3.5mm Ear Jack, Dolby Mobile and SRS sound enhancement
Enterprise Solutions Email, Push Email, IM
Adobe Flash Player 10.2
Value-added Features Android Market™
Google Mobile Services :
Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
HTC Sense UI
Predicitive text input
Handwriting support
Connectivity v3.0 with A2DP
microUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Sensor Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Memory 32GB microSD (up to 32GB), 1GB RAM
*Size 195.4 x 122 x 13.2 mm, 420.8g
Battery 4000mAh


(TechGoggles) TG-View

This a very New device and packs some unique neat features, But it is still Android Tablet and like all Android Tablets this device share the biggest limitations – Not Enough Apps. But this Device is no less than than one of the greatest in the Market and the Direct Competitor to the iPad 2. It has a well build Aluminum Body a 7 inch beautiful Screen and is running the HTC sense 3.0. And Inclusion of the Interactive Magic Pen makes the Device a Good buy for all, be it students, be it a business or be it just fun.

The device is Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and not Android 3.0 the Tablet Version of Android, But HTC claimed that it doesn’t matter has it’s is all about the Sense UI and which is Tablet Optimized, which also working in favor of the Flyer as Android 3.0 is reported to have bugs that result in App Crashes and Random Reboots.

The Only Thing that works against the HTC flyer even after hitting all the check Marks is the fact that Android Tablet Apps have a long way to go and since it’s a 7inch Device that really shouldn’t bother you much.

It is truly differentiated from the Android tablet pack with its robust aluminum construction, Magic Pen inclusion, and more responsive interface, and aside from a few imperfections and a general immaturity of tablet-specific software, it’s as competently designed a tablet as we’ve yet seen. Its 7-inch display is a beauty to behold and, though it may be encased in a somewhat bulky body, its size strikes the right balance between portability and utility. The real issue holding the Flyer from a successful launch, in our opinion, will be its pricing. We got to grips with the 32GB, 3G-equipped variant which retails at £600 in the UK, or £21 more than the similarly outfitted iPad 2. The latter is thinner, faster, and bigger, which in most people’s eyes will make the choice between the two a no-brainer in favor of the Apple device. What’s even more perplexing is that the 16GB, WiFi-only Flyer will cost £480, or exactly the same as the 32GB WiFi-only iPad 2. How HTC hopes to convince buyers to spend more for less, we’re not really sure.

Setting aside the economics, we truly enjoyed our time with the Flyer and will regret to see it depart our testing nest. It’s a fine tablet pointing to a bright future for HTC’s newly expanded mobile device range. We’d probably advise waiting until the next generation to see prices reduced to saner levels and refinements made on the software front, but that’s true of any device ever built. The Flyer will find a market for itself, and there’ll be a group of very satisfied users for whom it’ll provide a unique blend of functionality. You’ll just have to carefully consider your mobile computing needs and how well they mesh with what HTC has to offer.

-(Engadget Review)

I love the HTC Flyer’s sturdy build, but I’m not a fan of the extra heft it adds to the device. People are split on tablet sizes, but I like the Flyer because that size delivers an excellent web browsing experience, eBook reading, and much more without having to fumble with the tablet too much. The Flyer offers a superior experience to the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, but it’s also more expensive. I prefer the 8.9-inch LG G-Slate and 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab overall — both offer better battery life,  dual-core processors for extra speed, and support for Honeycomb. My fear is that the HTC Flyer won’t advance much in terms of software, while other competing tablets loaded with Honeycomb will continue to offer more robust features as they’re updated to Android 3.1 and beyond. Similarly, I’m worried that the Android Market will begin populating with more compelling Honeycomb applications, and anyone using the Flyer won’t ever have access to them. The Stylus worked well, and it’s fun and useful, but I wouldn’t pay $80 for it and think it should have been included in the box. I have to say that I’m actually a bit disappointed that a company like HTC released a product like the Flyer. HTC is an innovative company, but there unfortunately just isn’t anything innovative about this tablet.

BGR Review

The HTC Flyer’s user interface does a good job of making Android more appealing to less techy users. But non-HTC apps in the Android Market can provide a rude reminder that most apps available for the Flyer were designed with phones, rather than a tablet, in mind. The device’s comparatively short battery life is a major drawback too, which is a shame, as this is otherwise a sleek and highly portable tablet.

Cnet Review