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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dave L, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member
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    Just picked up my new 32gb Flyer today. Not had chance to play with it much yet other than get my Gmail set up and a few other bits.

    First impressions out of the box: Very nice. Quality feel to it. Heavier than imagined and I could even choose the colour.... as long as it was white!

    I purchased it n Thailand for Baht 20,500 which is around
     

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  2. Vipfreak

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    I just picked one up today to "rent" although I'll probably be buying it once I return the rental. So far it's not bad. I'm still undecided about the stylus.
     
  3. Dolmangar

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    I got the stylus for free through a deal at Best Buy, I probably wouldn't have gotten it otherwise.

    I hardly use it. I'm not particularly good at writing with it so I don't take hand written notes, and I'm not an artist so I'm not drawing with it. I was hoping that HTC would come out with a bunch of new apps that would use it, however I'm not certain what those would be.

    I do however think that tablet itself is great. I use it for portable work email and calendar. It's certainly better and my N1 for anything longer than a few lines of email, and it's integration with Evernote is handy to match notes with events. I keep a small notepad with it, and after taking hand written notes I use the camera to take a picture in Evernote to save it. Then it's in my cloud account and can get to those notes on my phone or pc too.




     
  4. Vipfreak

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    What's the deal for the stylus?
     
  5. Dolmangar

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    The deal was at a few Best Buy stores in my area (Northern VA / DC Metro). If you bought the Flyer, you got the stylus for free. This was a just a few weeks after release when they were first getting the backlash for the cost of the un-bundled stylus at Best Buy.

    They didn't really advertise it, but the sales person knew, and it was in the register when you checked out. I don't know what the current deal is, or if they have started to bundle it.

    There are other, cheaper ones that work with the Flyer. I think the Fujitsu tablet has one with the same technology for $30 vs $80. I would have been disappointed if I'd paid for it, but for free it's not bad. However I don't really have a use for it, other than the occasional doodle for fun. Now that HTC has started to release development tools I'm hoping that someone comes up with a killer app for it. I just don't know what that would actually be.

    No top of that, finding a case that can hold the pen isn't easy either. Although at this point I'm sure new cases have come out. I ended up buying a case for the Nook on the cheap and it fits just fine - but no pen. I posted some pictures in another thread that was taking about cases, I'm sure that thread won't be hard to find.



    http://androidforums.com/htc-flyer/343413-nook-case-fits-flyer.html
     
  6. Vipfreak

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    Oh ok... Fail.
     
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