HTC Flyer Hands-on
0. phoneArena 15 Feb 2011, 09:35 posted on
Now that it looks like competition is to get stronger and stronger, with a bunch of Honeycomb tablets being scheduled for a release in the not so distant future, HTC has finally come out of the blue and introduced its first ever tablet – the HTC Flyer...
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1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Single core processor? When even the RIM PlayBook has a dual core processor? More to the point, HTC may be playing catch-up to Samsung.
2. calamazoo (unregistered)
Doug, these are actually great specs if you get down to it - kudos to HTC that it is not drinking the Honeycomb Kool-Aid and wanted to differentiate its tablets from the rest of the Android crowd with a tablet-friendly HTC Sense.
To do that they had to go with Gingerbread, as Honeycomb doesn't seem skinnable, everyone is going stock with it. Since 3.0 supports dual-core, and they went 2.3.3, they didn't need dual-core, so they went with the most powerful single core chip they could find, the 1.5GHz Snapdragon.
Add the cloud gaming, HTC Scribe and HTC Watch, and I think we have a winner here, dual-core is so overhyped right now it's not even funny. Do you doubt HTC will have a dual-core tablet by the end of the year? I don't. But before there is any software to get use of it, why bother at all.
4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5975; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
calamazoo, you do have valid points. I am going to be curious what the benchmark results show. Although I suspect the Flyer will lag a bit. I do agree that HTC will probably have a dual core tablet entry later in the year that will even things out once it start to ship.
It seems that the product obsolescence cycle is getting more and more compressed (1 year is getting squeezed to closer to 6 months), though. :-)
6. calamazoo (unregistered)
I was totally thinking the same the other day - we went from two years before a high-end phone was obsolete, to one year after the iPhone entered the scene, and now since last summer, with everybody jumping in, it is like six months :-) so word of the wise - buy your dream phone four to six months after release and you won't get buyer's remorse (cough, they are all good now, cough :-)
5. KParks23 (Posts: 471; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
i agree this will be a top seller and this 1.5GHZ will fly!!! im very happy with these specs.. and most benchmarks are missleading!
3. Bman (unregistered)
Sad to see a review like this from phonearena....
Seems the longer this site is up the more biased its writers get. Whomever you got covering the HTC products and writing about them is not giving a neutral or biased review in any way shape or form. might as well call yourself FOXarena.com at this point.
7. calamazoo (unregistered)
how is this hands-on biased? the battery is really small indeed and the only thing i didn't like in the tablet when i read about it this morning...
8. name (unregistered)
but if this would be released on the Q2, i think it'll be too late for HTC to catch up with the others, maybe Q1 would be more preferable .. by that time, maybe other tablet manufacturers would be in the works of making a newer better tablets, than what they've released in Q1.. and if HTC wants to catch up, and stil wants to push through their Q2 release, then their 2nd tablet should have more power and better in every way than the second one and i guess shoud be released on Q3 or early Q4