HTC Flyer Review

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HTC Flyer
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Spawned in the horrendous heat of a Los Angeles winter, James was born with an incessant need to press buttons. Whether it was the car radio, doorbells on Halloween or lights, James pushed, pressed and prodded every button. No elevator was left unscathed, no building intercom was left un-rung, and no person he’s known has been left un-annoyed.

2 Comments to HTC Flyer Review

  1. I have a Flyer, and you’re wrong that you can’t write directly on PDF’s or Word documents and save your mark-ups in the file. With PDF’s specifically, you can mark them up and either flatten the document—so it saves relatively securely—or leave it layered. This isn’t via screenshot but via the built-in Polaris Office.

    All that said, you’re right that the software is sucky, and that the pen is little more than a gimmick—this owing to deficiencies in Polaris Office and the fact that it remains one of few apps to work with the pen. Here’s hoping Polaris Office gets more usable and other apps incorporate the pen API.

  2. If you want a business tablet, I’d recommend looking into the HP Slate 500. Win7 runs adequately with a 1.86GHz processor and 2GB of RAM but it’s not a speed demon. What you do get, though, is the ability to run inking specific software like OneNote and the ability to ink in MS Office and Adobe (and, of course, it can run pro mail software like Exchange or Lotus Notes). It uses the same pen technology as the Flyer but with an iPad sized screen (8.9″). Undoubtedly the next gen or Win8 tablets will be better but if you want an office tablet now, it’s one of the best out there.

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