Death of the HTC Flyer?
4.0By Nick Mayer December 15, 2011 05:34 AM
Reports are surfacing that the HTC Flyer may have reached its End-of-Life. As reported by Phandroid, the flyer has disappeared from Best Buy's website.
The Flyer didn't catch on like HTC was hoping, many viewed it as overpriced, under-powered, and outdated. The Android community was especially disappointed in the lack of a dual-core CPU and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). The Flyer is a Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) device with a tablet optimized version of Sense.
I always considered this a nice tablet but the price was too high in my opinion. Recently the Flyer has been the subject of 'fire-sales' where people have been reported finding them for as low as $240 off contract. Would you guys/girls pick one up at that price? What about the people who paid full retail or got one on contract, how does this news affect you, if at all?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below or in the HTC Flyer forum.
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By NightAngel79 December 15, 2011 07:44 PM
I'd definitely pick one up at that price. I liked the tablet but it was not competitively priced IMO
By Jorj_X_McKie December 18, 2011 01:47 AM
This tablet should have be released with Honeycomb and more thought put in to the stylus apps so that it could have appealed to creative and business people as a really useful tool. The hardware is excellent but the stylus enabled s/w is such a tease--limited colors, no opacity controls, and horrible & lengthy auto-saves while trying to take notes. So as sold, very limited for artwork OR meetings/school. With Android 3 that all changes because Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Photoshop Touch, and probably a number of other apps can be used properly with the stylus. I fear that HTC and others will assume it is the stylus concept itself that the market has rejected, when in fact it is their lazy-assed poor implementation (and high price). With the Honeycomb rollouts, I would say to people this is the ONLY 7" tablet worth buying at any price, and at $300 it is a gonga!
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