Tablet closest to the HTC flyer?

  1. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Well-Known Member

    So apparently HTC isn't making the flyer anymore as I can't get one in bestbuy and there is no option to have one shipped to me or sent to the store.

    I really liked the way the HTC Flyer felt, I liked how smooth the interface was.. and the pen (although I am not to artistic) was a really nice feature..

    I was just wondering if there were any tablets in that 300$ and under price range that had the same feel and smoothness.

    THinking about the Nook Tab, but wanting to know what the options are first..

  2. Guamguy

    Guamguy Well-Known Member

    I tend to view the Flyer as a giant HTC smartphone and the 3G version of it, definitely acts one. The 3G version is quite expensive and can set you as much as any top end no contract smartphone these days.

    I would say, for 7" and just over $300, get the Acer Iconia A100. Unlike Flyer, this is a true Honeycomb OS tablet. Honeycomb UI is a step toward ICS and I like the interface more than Sense. Also this tablet feels very fast, and while it is dual core, it seems faster than most dual core devices. This is an indication the software is working great on this thing. Note the Flyer is still a single core device, even though it is a 1.5GHz one.
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  3. xmr405o

    xmr405o Well-Known Member

    +1 on the a100. I'd also take the archos 80 G9 over the flyer.

    ARCHOS 80 G9 Tablet
  4. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    The samsung galaxy Tab 7.7 is close to the HTC Flyer. The price might be another issue.

    Samsung GALAXY TAB 7.7
  5. buttonstc

    buttonstc Member

    After reading the specs rankings in the Dec. issue of Consumer Reports I narrowed it down to three for further research reading reviews from tech sites Since I knew that I wanted a 7" tab, the Flyer was one. The other two were the Samsung Galaxy and the Acer Iconia. These were the ones with the most desirable features, ports, capabilities, etc.

    The Galaxy was significantly higher in price so I was leaning more towards the Flyer primarily due to price with the Acer Iconia a very close second. Practically a tie.

    When I found the Iconia A100 available at Best Buy for less than $200, I jumped on it. The main knocks against it in tech site reviews were battery life and narrow max viewing angle, both of which are not major issues for me personally.

    I would agree that it comes closest to being the Flyer (actually better than).

    I like how it looks and feels. I would have preferred a grippier surface on the back so will prob. skin it.

    But overall, I'm quite happy with it.
  6. vobguy

    vobguy Well-Known Member

    I haven't found anywhere to buy a (wifi) Samtab 7.7 yet, know of any?
  7. Snow_Fox

    Snow_Fox Well-Known Member

    I've read the a100 has really bad viewing angles.. and I'm scared to pay 300$ without trying one out.. but, there is no place I can do so locally.

    I have to admit.. I am not usually one to be a sucker for "luxury" but, the flyer had a really nice feel to it, it was really faster and it was really, really premium..

    I mean it felt nicer at 300$ to me than the ipad 2 did at 500$
  8. GreenBeans

    GreenBeans Well-Known Member

  9. droogie2799

    droogie2799 Well-Known Member

    I've tested both of these tablets and I like the flyer. It seems faster, whether that is because honeycomb is slow or the single core is just play faster I am not sure.

    The flyer has a better feel to the hardware and like I said, with the quicker UI seems like the better tablet. I actually have a Galaxy 8.9 and a flyer and I am trying to decide which to return. Same holds true for the Galaxy vs the flyer, honeycomb is just slower. I'm not really sure what honeycomb buys me other than being closer to ICS, but so what?

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