- The Processor is good, but it’s not really useful if you can’t take full advantage of it.
- 1GB of RAM, this is going to allow it to be a little bit faster than the iPad, with 512MB more.
- MicroSD port allows more expansion for space.
- 5-megapixel and 1.3 megapixel cameras allow for video conferencing, something the iPad does not have.
- It has a 7 inch screen, just small enough to fit in your hand, yet its not small enough to fit into your pocket. Why not just have a 10″ tablet instead.
- Only 4GB of flash storage, meaning you are probably not going to have enough space to store what you want. Although the MicroSD slot will allow for a storage upgrade.
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread is originally made to run on a phone, not a tablet, although it is still modified.
Overall the main disadvantage that would stop me from buying the HTC Flyer would have to be the 7″ screen, i just can’t seem to get over the fact that it wont fit in my pocket, yet its not a 10″ screen.
The HTC Flyer recently appeared on Amazon for about 669 Euros, which translates to about $730. Now of course this is a lot lower than some of the recent tablets we have seen, but the real question is if it is worth buying. Lets take a quick look at the specs.
* 7 inch capacitive touchscreen (1024 x 600)
* Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
* 4GB flash storage
* 1GB of RAM
* Android 2.3 Gingerbread running modified sense for tablets
* HDMI and a MicroSD card slot
* 5-megapixel and 1.3 megpixel cameras
* HSPA connectivity
* Pre-installed Skype for calls and video conferencing
* Also it ships with a stylus