HTC Flyer: A Serious Contender?

The HTC Flyer is an interesting one, mostly because it has a ‘proper’ stylus. Not one of these ‘designed-to-emulate-a-finger-which-is-the-last-thing-I-want-to-use-to-paint-with’ efforts.


  • CPU speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Memory:
    Internal storage: 32 GB
    RAM: 1 GB Expansion slot: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
  • Connectors
    3.5 mm stereo audio jack.
    Standard micro-USB (12-pin micro-USB 2.0)
  • Network2
    HSPA/WCDMA: Europe/Asia: 900/AWS/2100 MHz.
    Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Platform
    Android™ with HTC Sense™
  • Camera
    5 megapixel color camera with auto focus
    1.3 megapixel front camera
  • Sensors
    Ambient light sensor
    Digital compass


  • Audio supported formats:
    Playback:.aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
    Recording:.amr, .aac
  • Video supported formats:
    Playback:.3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3)
    Recording: .3gp


  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth®
    Bluetooth® 3.0 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
  • GPS
    Internal GPS antenna

it’s a fairly impressive set of specs, certainly the stylus is a huge plus point for me, as I’d want to use it as a sketch pad. Although the way my HTC Hero is behaving now, and the bloody awful upgrade cycle (now completely stalled at Andriod 2.1) for the Hero makes me wary of early adoption on any HTC device theses days. A phone should not be dead in the water on OS upgrades after less than 18 months. Even the iPhones can usually upgrade their OS a couple of times before they become obsolete, the Hero managed … one.

Plus, it’s kinda fugly. I think I prefer the Motorola Xoom.

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