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Feedback on the HTC Flyer Tablet

HTC's seven-inch Android tablet looks good on paper and supplements finger input with an optional stylus.

So what does the tech press make of it?

Techradar describes it as "an oddly hesitant step into the tablet world", noting that while the Sense UI is very nice, "It's missing some media features we've come to expect, it's expensive, it has relatively poor battery life and it doesn't have software suited to a tablet."

Computing was more impressed. Reviewing the £480, 16GB model, "The HTC Flyer is a good size and highly portable, but you might struggle to get it into a jacket pocket.
While it is great for viewing content, you'll need a keyboard if you're editing long documents with Polaris Office, although the onboard software keyboard is accurate, if slightly slow for text input. The user interface was easy to use, and battery life is good considering the size of the battery."

Digit wasn't so generous, giving it three stars from a possible five, Digit said: "you are spending a lot of money for a device that isn’t dual core powered, and misses out on some critical performance and feature elements. You might want to try the Motorola Xoom, or wait for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Or just get the Apple iPad 2, if you aren’t hell bent on buying an Android tablet anyway."

The last word goes to Wired, who gave the Flyer seven out of ten stars. "The HTC Flyer is a beautiful first entry into the tablet market for the Taiwanese manufacturer. It may not be quite as fast or as smooth as some, notably the iPad, but it's way more pocketable, with an impressive list of features and the stylus shows promise but let's have a built-in clip and handwriting recognition please."

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