Fly high with the HTC Flyer Tablet – Tech specs, opinion

‘Yet another tablet in the market’ might be your notion when you hear about the HTC Flyer tablet. But behold, it has got some interesting and captivating features. Highly-anticipated, the Wi-Fi version of the HTC Flyer™ tablet was announced on 22nd March 2011 via

Described as a fast, portable and light-weight tablet, the HTC Flyer sports a strong aluminum uni-body case that is lighter than an average paperback book. According to HTC, “the HTC Flyer was inspired by our customers and offers the most simple and natural experience available on a tablet.”

So what makes it special? Its portable and user-friendly features and applications. Functioning on the Android platform, the integration of the acclaimed HTC Sense experience and unique HTC Scribe technology definitely separates the HTC Flyer from other tablets. The HTC Sense experience offers an intuitive interface which allows users
to easily scroll and locate photos, entertainment, weather, calendar, mail, etc as it pleases them.

The optional HTC Scribe™ digital pen unlocks the HTC Scribe technology empowering the device to capture and annotate any on-screen content with notes and drawings. With Adobe Flash 10.1 support, the HTC Flyer allows uninterrupted video-calling thanks to its dual cameras- a 5 MP Color CMOS camera with auto focus at the rear while a 1.3 MP front camera.


A 7″ display with multi-touch capability ensures the HTC Flyer scores high on the multimedia front with built-in dual microphones for noise reduction, streaming HD videos and movies effortlessly.

The Timemark application allows handwritten notes taken with the digital pen to be synchronized with audio and the popular Evernote™ application turns handwritten notes into true meeting minutes. Compatible with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, the HTC flyer is not ‘just’ another tablet in the market.

Expected to come to India in May 2011 at a tentative price of INR 35,000, the HTC Flyer tablet is quite pricey at $499.99 with the digital pen costing around $80.