Made of HTC's trademark aluminum unibody, the HTC Flyer also features a unique stylus that will write on the capacitive screen, allowing you to use the tablet to take handwritten notes in class or during a meeting. This pen uses what the Taiwan based firm calls HTC Scribe technology.
While no precise launch date has been announced, HTC has said that the device will be made available sometime this Spring. And if the lack of Honeycomb is a deal breaker, we recently reported that HTC plans on upgrading the Flyer to Android 3.0 once Google makes it available to them. If you have a little patience and are attracted by the $499 price, you could find yourself with a Honeycomb powered device at some point in the future. And besides, while the Android OS on the Flyer might not be optimized for tablets out of the book, the HTC Sense UI that comes on the tablet is optimized for the device.