HTC Gives Us Six Minutes with their Flyer Tablet [Video]

No, it isn’t quite seven minutes in heaven, but it is six minutes with the HTC Flyer. This is the sort of device you need to work yourself up to get excited about, because the tablet itself isn’t doing much to stir the blood. Still, HTC does its best to give us the bells-and-whistles overview of their upcoming Android slate. They call it a “tablet like no other.” We like the sound of its rumored successors a bit more.

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  • Anonymous

    Honeycomb or GTFO HTC

    • http://profiles.google.com/wilsontp Thomas Wilson

      I don’t think Honeycomb really buys you anything on a smaller tablet. Personally, I prefer the FroYo/Gingerbread layout, with the menu, home, and back buttons near my hand.

    • http://profiles.google.com/wilsontp Thomas Wilson

      I don’t think Honeycomb really buys you anything on a smaller tablet. Personally, I prefer the FroYo/Gingerbread layout, with the menu, home, and back buttons near my hand.

      • Anonymous

        I just don’t like more fragmentation. This is not really a tablet according to Google, anything under 3.0 is a phone OS.

      • Anonymous

        I just don’t like more fragmentation. This is not really a tablet according to Google, anything under 3.0 is a phone OS.

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          It is a phone is look at it…HTC skins are cheesy made for little kids

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          It is a phone is look at it…HTC skins are cheesy made for little kids

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          It is a phone is look at it…HTC skins are cheesy made for little kids

          • Anonymous

            And you would know?

          • Anonymous

            And you would know?

          • Anonymous

            And you would know?

          • Anonymous

            And you would know?

          • Anonymous

            And you would know?

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          It is a phone is look at it…HTC skins are cheesy made for little kids

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          It is a phone is look at it…HTC skins are cheesy made for little kids

        • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

          It is a phone is look at it…HTC skins are cheesy made for little kids

      • Anonymous

        I just don’t like more fragmentation. This is not really a tablet according to Google, anything under 3.0 is a phone OS.

      • Anonymous

        I just don’t like more fragmentation. This is not really a tablet according to Google, anything under 3.0 is a phone OS.

    • http://profiles.google.com/wilsontp Thomas Wilson

      I don’t think Honeycomb really buys you anything on a smaller tablet. Personally, I prefer the FroYo/Gingerbread layout, with the menu, home, and back buttons near my hand.

    • http://profiles.google.com/wilsontp Thomas Wilson

      I don’t think Honeycomb really buys you anything on a smaller tablet. Personally, I prefer the FroYo/Gingerbread layout, with the menu, home, and back buttons near my hand.

    • CptMikeBeard

      Who cares about honeycomb. They’ve taken the functionality of the tablet past iOS and honeycomb by making this not just a coffee table entertainment device, but a complete business tablet.

      Honeycomb be damned. Dual core be damned. This thing is better than all other tablets because of its functionality.

    • CptMikeBeard

      Who cares about honeycomb. They’ve taken the functionality of the tablet past iOS and honeycomb by making this not just a coffee table entertainment device, but a complete business tablet.

      Honeycomb be damned. Dual core be damned. This thing is better than all other tablets because of its functionality.

    • CptMikeBeard

      Who cares about honeycomb. They’ve taken the functionality of the tablet past iOS and honeycomb by making this not just a coffee table entertainment device, but a complete business tablet.

      Honeycomb be damned. Dual core be damned. This thing is better than all other tablets because of its functionality.

    • CptMikeBeard

      Who cares about honeycomb. They’ve taken the functionality of the tablet past iOS and honeycomb by making this not just a coffee table entertainment device, but a complete business tablet.

      Honeycomb be damned. Dual core be damned. This thing is better than all other tablets because of its functionality.

    • Anonymous

      HTC is proving version number whoring idiots like you wrong. I honestly don’t care that this is releasing without Honeycomb, I know they promised it and it will get it. I’d much rather the extra functionalities on the Flyer over Honeycomb.

      But then again, you’re probably also part of the crowd that screams “Dual Core or bust”!

    • Anonymous

      HTC is proving version number whoring idiots like you wrong. I honestly don’t care that this is releasing without Honeycomb, I know they promised it and it will get it. I’d much rather the extra functionalities on the Flyer over Honeycomb.

      But then again, you’re probably also part of the crowd that screams “Dual Core or bust”!

    • Anonymous

      HTC is proving version number whoring idiots like you wrong. I honestly don’t care that this is releasing without Honeycomb, I know they promised it and it will get it. I’d much rather the extra functionalities on the Flyer over Honeycomb.

      But then again, you’re probably also part of the crowd that screams “Dual Core or bust”!

    • Anonymous

      HTC is proving version number whoring idiots like you wrong. I honestly don’t care that this is releasing without Honeycomb, I know they promised it and it will get it. I’d much rather the extra functionalities on the Flyer over Honeycomb.

      But then again, you’re probably also part of the crowd that screams “Dual Core or bust”!

      • Anonymous

        Android doesn’t support dual core for phones and those people are retards. The fact that HTC knows how to make skins just makes the other OEM’s think that they can also but all they do is screw up Android. I like Android as a whole not some small part of it like you.

      • Anonymous

        Android doesn’t support dual core for phones and those people are retards. The fact that HTC knows how to make skins just makes the other OEM’s think that they can also but all they do is screw up Android. I like Android as a whole not some small part of it like you.

      • Anonymous

        Android doesn’t support dual core for phones and those people are retards. The fact that HTC knows how to make skins just makes the other OEM’s think that they can also but all they do is screw up Android. I like Android as a whole not some small part of it like you.

      • Anonymous

        Android doesn’t support dual core for phones and those people are retards. The fact that HTC knows how to make skins just makes the other OEM’s think that they can also but all they do is screw up Android. I like Android as a whole not some small part of it like you.

        • Anonymous

          Wait… did you just say that Android doesn’t support dual-core phones? The Atrix and the Optimus 2X (G2x) have dual-core and theirs probably a lot more to come.

        • Anonymous

          Wait… did you just say that Android doesn’t support dual-core phones? The Atrix and the Optimus 2X (G2x) have dual-core and theirs probably a lot more to come.

        • Anonymous

          Wait… did you just say that Android doesn’t support dual-core phones? The Atrix and the Optimus 2X (G2x) have dual-core and theirs probably a lot more to come.

        • Anonymous

          Wait… did you just say that Android doesn’t support dual-core phones? The Atrix and the Optimus 2X (G2x) have dual-core and theirs probably a lot more to come.

        • Anonymous

          Wait… did you just say that Android doesn’t support dual-core phones? The Atrix and the Optimus 2X (G2x) have dual-core and theirs probably a lot more to come.

          • Anonymous

            I know that there are dual core phones but the only version of Android that supports dual core is Honeycomb. There is also a rumor that 2.4 will support dual core for phones. As of now they work but they don’t provide any real benefits unless your are using Tegra Zone apps. It is just like when everybody and their Mom started making Android tablets with a non-tablet version of Android. If 2.4 came out in May we all know that phones like the Atrix and G2x will have to wait another 6 months after release to get the full benefit of their other core, thats bull.

          • Anonymous

            I know that there are dual core phones but the only version of Android that supports dual core is Honeycomb. There is also a rumor that 2.4 will support dual core for phones. As of now they work but they don’t provide any real benefits unless your are using Tegra Zone apps. It is just like when everybody and their Mom started making Android tablets with a non-tablet version of Android. If 2.4 came out in May we all know that phones like the Atrix and G2x will have to wait another 6 months after release to get the full benefit of their other core, thats bull.

          • Anonymous

            I know that there are dual core phones but the only version of Android that supports dual core is Honeycomb. There is also a rumor that 2.4 will support dual core for phones. As of now they work but they don’t provide any real benefits unless your are using Tegra Zone apps. It is just like when everybody and their Mom started making Android tablets with a non-tablet version of Android. If 2.4 came out in May we all know that phones like the Atrix and G2x will have to wait another 6 months after release to get the full benefit of their other core, thats bull.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            You guys don’t know anything it does supprt dual core they tweaked android version to make it work

            People that dont think dual core isn’t supported have some underlying jealousy factor and this tablet looked laggy in real life

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            You guys don’t know anything it does supprt dual core they tweaked android version to make it work

            People that dont think dual core isn’t supported have some underlying jealousy factor and this tablet looked laggy in real life

          • Anonymous

            Argue with Google, it clearly states that 3.0 is the first version of the
            platform designed to run on either single or multicore processor
            architectures.

            http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0-highlights.html#multicore

          • Anonymous

            Argue with Google, it clearly states that 3.0 is the first version of the
            platform designed to run on either single or multicore processor
            architectures.

            http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0-highlights.html#multicore

          • Anonymous

            Argue with Google, it clearly states that 3.0 is the first version of the
            platform designed to run on either single or multicore processor
            architectures.

            http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0-highlights.html#multicore

          • Anonymous

            Argue with Google, it clearly states that 3.0 is the first version of the
            platform designed to run on either single or multicore processor
            architectures.

            http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0-highlights.html#multicore

          • Anonymous

            Argue with Google, it clearly states that 3.0 is the first version of the
            platform designed to run on either single or multicore processor
            architectures.

            http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0-highlights.html#multicore

          • Anonymous

            Argue with Google, it clearly states that 3.0 is the first version of the
            platform designed to run on either single or multicore processor
            architectures.

            http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0-highlights.html#multicore

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            You guys don’t know anything it does supprt dual core they tweaked android version to make it work

            People that dont think dual core isn’t supported have some underlying jealousy factor and this tablet looked laggy in real life

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            You guys don’t know anything it does supprt dual core they tweaked android version to make it work

            People that dont think dual core isn’t supported have some underlying jealousy factor and this tablet looked laggy in real life

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            You guys don’t know anything it does supprt dual core they tweaked android version to make it work

            People that dont think dual core isn’t supported have some underlying jealousy factor and this tablet looked laggy in real life

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            You guys don’t know anything it does supprt dual core they tweaked android version to make it work

            People that dont think dual core isn’t supported have some underlying jealousy factor and this tablet looked laggy in real life

          • Anonymous

            I know that there are dual core phones but the only version of Android that supports dual core is Honeycomb. There is also a rumor that 2.4 will support dual core for phones. As of now they work but they don’t provide any real benefits unless your are using Tegra Zone apps. It is just like when everybody and their Mom started making Android tablets with a non-tablet version of Android. If 2.4 came out in May we all know that phones like the Atrix and G2x will have to wait another 6 months after release to get the full benefit of their other core, thats bull.

          • Anonymous

            I know that there are dual core phones but the only version of Android that supports dual core is Honeycomb. There is also a rumor that 2.4 will support dual core for phones. As of now they work but they don’t provide any real benefits unless your are using Tegra Zone apps. It is just like when everybody and their Mom started making Android tablets with a non-tablet version of Android. If 2.4 came out in May we all know that phones like the Atrix and G2x will have to wait another 6 months after release to get the full benefit of their other core, thats bull.

          • Anonymous

            I know that there are dual core phones but the only version of Android that supports dual core is Honeycomb. There is also a rumor that 2.4 will support dual core for phones. As of now they work but they don’t provide any real benefits unless your are using Tegra Zone apps. It is just like when everybody and their Mom started making Android tablets with a non-tablet version of Android. If 2.4 came out in May we all know that phones like the Atrix and G2x will have to wait another 6 months after release to get the full benefit of their other core, thats bull.

        • Anonymous

          Wait… did you just say that Android doesn’t support dual-core phones? The Atrix and the Optimus 2X (G2x) have dual-core and theirs probably a lot more to come.

      • Anonymous

        Android doesn’t support dual core for phones and those people are retards. The fact that HTC knows how to make skins just makes the other OEM’s think that they can also but all they do is screw up Android. I like Android as a whole not some small part of it like you.

      • Anonymous

        Android doesn’t support dual core for phones and those people are retards. The fact that HTC knows how to make skins just makes the other OEM’s think that they can also but all they do is screw up Android. I like Android as a whole not some small part of it like you.

    • Anonymous

      HTC is proving version number whoring idiots like you wrong. I honestly don’t care that this is releasing without Honeycomb, I know they promised it and it will get it. I’d much rather the extra functionalities on the Flyer over Honeycomb.

      But then again, you’re probably also part of the crowd that screams “Dual Core or bust”!

    • Anonymous

      HTC is proving version number whoring idiots like you wrong. I honestly don’t care that this is releasing without Honeycomb, I know they promised it and it will get it. I’d much rather the extra functionalities on the Flyer over Honeycomb.

      But then again, you’re probably also part of the crowd that screams “Dual Core or bust”!

  • Anonymous

    Honeycomb or GTFO HTC

  • Oskar

    AWOUDHAIUSH, fuck the tablet, is that san andreas hes playing on ANDROID???!!!!!1one (5:46)

  • Oskar

    AWOUDHAIUSH, fuck the tablet, is that san andreas hes playing on ANDROID???!!!!!1one (5:46)

    • http://androidforums.com/members/xyro.html Xyro

      It appears to be am OnLive video of Just Cause 2, rather than somebody playing via the tablet.

    • http://androidforums.com/members/xyro.html Xyro

      It appears to be am OnLive video of Just Cause 2, rather than somebody playing via the tablet.

  • Anonymous

    I think the pen technology is a nice addition and makes this tablet different than the others. In reality, I think a lot of people will use tablets to take notes at meetings, seminars, classes, lectures, etc. That’s where I see tablets being useful only if they have some sort of pen input tech that works. Obviously, honeycomb will help, but there is some pretty heavy customization that HTC is working through. I’m not sure if a 10″ form factor is what is needed. BUT a low price is needed to be successful.

  • Anonymous

    I think the pen technology is a nice addition and makes this tablet different than the others. In reality, I think a lot of people will use tablets to take notes at meetings, seminars, classes, lectures, etc. That’s where I see tablets being useful only if they have some sort of pen input tech that works. Obviously, honeycomb will help, but there is some pretty heavy customization that HTC is working through. I’m not sure if a 10″ form factor is what is needed. BUT a low price is needed to be successful.

  • Jaestoner01

    I likes very mucho.!!
    Its different from from all other tabs.

  • Jaestoner01

    I likes very mucho.!!
    Its different from from all other tabs.

  • shawn1224

    How much is this going to run, I’m definitely buying it.

  • shawn1224

    How much is this going to run, I’m definitely buying it.

  • shawn1224

    How much is this going to run, I’m definitely buying it.

  • shawn1224

    How much is this going to run, I’m definitely buying it.

  • mota

    AWESOME!!!

  • mota

    AWESOME!!!

  • mota

    AWESOME!!!

  • mota

    AWESOME!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jamesortiz530 james ortiz

    wow i always preferred stock android but this makes the honeycomb tablet look like crap!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jamesortiz530 james ortiz

    wow i always preferred stock android but this makes the honeycomb tablet look like crap!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jamesortiz530 james ortiz

    wow i always preferred stock android but this makes the honeycomb tablet look like crap!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jamesortiz530 james ortiz

    wow i always preferred stock android but this makes the honeycomb tablet look like crap!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jamesortiz530 james ortiz

    wow i always preferred stock android but this makes the honeycomb tablet look like crap!

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Its a ad for a device you really think it will be like that com on…it was laggy at the last event they had and running a phone is no thanks

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Its a ad for a device you really think it will be like that com on…it was laggy at the last event they had and running a phone is no thanks

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Its a ad for a device you really think it will be like that com on…it was laggy at the last event they had and running a phone is no thanks

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Its a ad for a device you really think it will be like that com on…it was laggy at the last event they had and running a phone is no thanks

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Its a ad for a device you really think it will be like that com on…it was laggy at the last event they had and running a phone is no thanks

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Its a ad for a device you really think it will be like that com on…it was laggy at the last event they had and running a phone is no thanks

  • http://profiles.google.com/jamesortiz530 james ortiz

    wow i always preferred stock android but this makes the honeycomb tablet look like crap!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jamesortiz530 james ortiz

    wow i always preferred stock android but this makes the honeycomb tablet look like crap!

  • http://profiles.google.com/jamesortiz530 james ortiz

    wow i always preferred stock android but this makes the honeycomb tablet look like crap!

  • E1000

    I wonder if they run into patent trouble with their audio-linked notes. In fact, the very name of their product, “HTC Scribe” is just begging for a lawsuit from Livescribe.

  • E1000

    I wonder if they run into patent trouble with their audio-linked notes. In fact, the very name of their product, “HTC Scribe” is just begging for a lawsuit from Livescribe.

  • E1000

    I wonder if they run into patent trouble with their audio-linked notes. In fact, the very name of their product, “HTC Scribe” is just begging for a lawsuit from Livescribe.

  • E1000

    I wonder if they run into patent trouble with their audio-linked notes. In fact, the very name of their product, “HTC Scribe” is just begging for a lawsuit from Livescribe.

  • E1000

    I wonder if they run into patent trouble with their audio-linked notes. In fact, the very name of their product, “HTC Scribe” is just begging for a lawsuit from Livescribe.

  • E1000

    I wonder if they run into patent trouble with their audio-linked notes. In fact, the very name of their product, “HTC Scribe” is just begging for a lawsuit from Livescribe.

    • Anonymous

      like the word scribe has never been used before anywhere regarding typing or writing for a computer program, but they’ll probably try a lawsuit anyway.

    • Anonymous

      like the word scribe has never been used before anywhere regarding typing or writing for a computer program, but they’ll probably try a lawsuit anyway.

    • Anonymous

      like the word scribe has never been used before anywhere regarding typing or writing for a computer program, but they’ll probably try a lawsuit anyway.

    • Anonymous

      like the word scribe has never been used before anywhere regarding typing or writing for a computer program, but they’ll probably try a lawsuit anyway.

  • E1000

    I wonder if they run into patent trouble with their audio-linked notes. In fact, the very name of their product, “HTC Scribe” is just begging for a lawsuit from Livescribe.

  • E1000

    I wonder if they run into patent trouble with their audio-linked notes. In fact, the very name of their product, “HTC Scribe” is just begging for a lawsuit from Livescribe.

  • Anonymous

    For functionality out of the box this seems to have the best features especially for business. But people are going to still be brainwashed that the ipad 2 in the be all and end all where in fact all that its doing is holding back technology and when the ipad eventually gets round to similar feature it will be hailed innovative.

    This running dual core, with honeycomb, various sizes and a good price point would make all the other tablets look out of date already.

  • Anonymous

    For functionality out of the box this seems to have the best features especially for business. But people are going to still be brainwashed that the ipad 2 in the be all and end all where in fact all that its doing is holding back technology and when the ipad eventually gets round to similar feature it will be hailed innovative.

    This running dual core, with honeycomb, various sizes and a good price point would make all the other tablets look out of date already.

  • Anonymous

    For functionality out of the box this seems to have the best features especially for business. But people are going to still be brainwashed that the ipad 2 in the be all and end all where in fact all that its doing is holding back technology and when the ipad eventually gets round to similar feature it will be hailed innovative.

    This running dual core, with honeycomb, various sizes and a good price point would make all the other tablets look out of date already.

  • Anonymous

    For functionality out of the box this seems to have the best features especially for business. But people are going to still be brainwashed that the ipad 2 in the be all and end all where in fact all that its doing is holding back technology and when the ipad eventually gets round to similar feature it will be hailed innovative.

    This running dual core, with honeycomb, various sizes and a good price point would make all the other tablets look out of date already.

  • http://profiles.google.com/wilsontp Thomas Wilson

    What I want to know is… When is this thing coming out? Why can’t anyone post release dates any more? It’s like it’s some big secret or something…

  • http://profiles.google.com/wilsontp Thomas Wilson

    What I want to know is… When is this thing coming out? Why can’t anyone post release dates any more? It’s like it’s some big secret or something…

  • http://profiles.google.com/wilsontp Thomas Wilson

    What I want to know is… When is this thing coming out? Why can’t anyone post release dates any more? It’s like it’s some big secret or something…

  • http://profiles.google.com/wilsontp Thomas Wilson

    What I want to know is… When is this thing coming out? Why can’t anyone post release dates any more? It’s like it’s some big secret or something…

  • msgnyc

    Wow, I’ve been holding out to pick up the ASUS, but I may have to grab this instead.

  • msgnyc

    Wow, I’ve been holding out to pick up the ASUS, but I may have to grab this instead.

  • msgnyc

    Wow, I’ve been holding out to pick up the ASUS, but I may have to grab this instead.

  • msgnyc

    Wow, I’ve been holding out to pick up the ASUS, but I may have to grab this instead.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2HH566ODCV37VQAALDARBU4XAY CMS

    Umm, why does the home screen on a 7″ tablet only have places for a 4×4 grid of icons? Was HTC too damn lazy to rewrite their launcher??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2HH566ODCV37VQAALDARBU4XAY CMS

    Umm, why does the home screen on a 7″ tablet only have places for a 4×4 grid of icons? Was HTC too damn lazy to rewrite their launcher??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2HH566ODCV37VQAALDARBU4XAY CMS

    Umm, why does the home screen on a 7″ tablet only have places for a 4×4 grid of icons? Was HTC too damn lazy to rewrite their launcher??

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2HH566ODCV37VQAALDARBU4XAY CMS

    Umm, why does the home screen on a 7″ tablet only have places for a 4×4 grid of icons? Was HTC too damn lazy to rewrite their launcher??