All your questions answered: HTC Flyer

Posted:  May 25, 2011   By:    25 comments   


Alright people, we got our hands on the HTC Flyer. The one of a kind Android tablet that utilises a stylus as an input mechanism.

While we test the Flyer more comprehensively and post up a full review later, we’re more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about the device in the run up to the its sale debut happening this Friday.

As with our first impressions findings, the Flyer has a lot of potential. Feature-packed is a good word to describe the 7-incher. So far, we find not much wrong with the device and a lot to like.

Taking a learning from the previous “all your questions answered” posting, we’ll regularly update the post with frequently asked reader questions and highlight some the pertinent but not frequently asked questions as well so that its easier for to read and find the information you’re looking for.

Looking forward to your questions. Don’t hold out on us now.

List of questions updated regularly after the jump.

1. Can you make calls using the Flyer?
Nope. Unlike the 7-inch Galaxy Tab, you can’t make calls with the Flyer but you can send and receive text messages with the device.

2. What is the RRP for the HTC Flyer?
At the unveiling in April the RRP announced was RM2,499. We’re not sure if there will be any revisions to this come Friday.

3. Where can I purchase the HTC Flyer?
No official word from Maxis but expect all Klang Valley Maxis Centres to carry stock on Friday.

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25 Comments for All your questions answered: HTC Flyer

Maxx Chew Kean Hong

can we use the stylus to make a note on the pdf file when we're reading it?

    hothot

    Yes, using pdf viewer.

    soyacincau

    You can take notes, draw and highlight texts with the stylus when reading PDF documents in the built-in PDF viewer.

Shaun

hi. i would like to know whether you can make calls with it? if so, when you're talking it will be on loudspeakers only? also which particular maxis centre is going to release this htc flyer?

    soyacincau

    Nope. Unlike the 7-inch Galaxy Tab, you can't make calls with the Flyer but you can send and receive text messages with the device.

      Shaun

      oh. thats a bummer. at least it is able to receive and sending sms. may i know is there any particular maxis centre that is releasing it on the 27th or all of the maxis centre will release at the same time too?

        soyacincau

        No official word from Maxis but expect all Klang Valley Maxis Centres to carry stock on Friday

Malcolm

Do you happen to know whats the RRP ?

    soyacincau

    At the unveiling in April the RRP announced was RM2,499. We're not sure if there will be any revisions to this come Friday.

Malcolm

Comparing the flyer and the 7-inch galaxy tab, which feels better to use in terms of overall feature and speed?

    soyacincau

    Flyer feels better in every way except that you can't make calls on it. That's a major drawback.

    Other than that, Flyer runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Has a faster single-core 1.5Ghz processor (vs 1Ghz on the Galaxy Tab) and more RAM (1GB vs 512MB on the Galaxy Tab).

    Flyer has a higher resolution camera as well, but higher pixel count doesn't automatically translate to better pictures. We'll compare this later.

      keeekeee

      dun know the extra really worth to pay rm1099 extra or not? or buy a brand new 3G tab as a gps for car now?

Sam

Past by Maxis roadshow at Midvalley today. Their RM199 tablet goes like this:
RM2499 for the tablet,
RM250 for data plan & stuff, all paid upfront. So its about RM2749 u have to pay upfront.

The catch is that you can have 24months of internet access via maxis's data plan. In the end, the tablet costs you only RM199. Correct me if i'm wrong.

    Hiew Vun Yau

    I don't follow… You're are saying that After paying upfront of RM2749, we don't have to pay anything more for 24 months for the data plan? If that's the case, then this is a good deal… much better than the Digi deal where we get a mini HP netbook…

      sam

      yes something like this. was in a hurry so didnt ask every minute detail like how much is the quota per month & stuff.

        Kenneth

        At 250 monthly, 2 yr contract would amount to RM6360 with taxes at 6%.
        Sounds more like a 1yr plan with some rebates along the way…

tabletman

Galaxy Tab 3G is known to be able to play 720p and 1080p content smoothly, without any need of re-encoding, which means all the content from the "popular" source can be played easily without re-encoding which either causing loss of video quality or expansion of file size. Galaxy Tab WiFi, however, cannot even play 720p smoothly because sadly, it comes with a lesser GPU which has no hardware acceleration support for video playback.

It has been widely discussed that none of the current 10" Honeycomb tablets; including Xoom, Acer or Asus can play 720p and up content smoothly also.

With this new HTC Flyer, has any testing been done to check whether 720p or 1080p content playback is smooth?

azamil

which is more worth it. Galaxy Tab 7" or Flyer?

    Sam Wong

    Galaxy Tab 7" – 1599 (when launching time last year is 2699)
    Flyer – 2499
    I think thats no way to compare this two now…. the time release…..the price…..the platform
    Its much depends on the budget wise you r going to, but one thing new is the Galaxy Tab 7" is going to have Gingerbread soon later.

keeekeee

now they even selling the galaxy tab 3G for rm13xx。compare to flyer rm2499 = rm1099 extra. shd we get tab as a gps also worth the price! even buy as our backup phone in case u lost ya phone :P

for me I would prefer to watch HD movie on LED TV.

wongtmg

If we use the Flyer's stylus to draw freehand notes on a PDF file, are we drawing on the actual PDF file where we can save it and transfer it later to the PC…. or we are actually drawing on the image screen shot file ?

one

isn't HTC flyer (WiFi only) available in malaysia ?

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russlei

Is this product still relevant in light of the imminent availability of Asus & Acer tablets at rm1500+ price points?

Granted it created quite a buzz when it was announced, esp. with the Maxis RM199 teaser.

But for now, meh.

Vanni

I would like to know if it is somehow possible to see more than one pdf at a time on the htc flyer….thank you