Even if the HTC Flyer comes off as a bit last-generation compared to the current rank of tablet heavyweights, it does offer one feature that few others have: a stylus used not for basic interaction and navigation, but rather for taking notes, doodling, and procuring and annotating screen grabs. For some, this may seem like a poor attempt at differentiation, but for others (myself included) it is a feature that would be welcome on more tablets and seen enabled in more apps. So it is good news that HTC plans to open up their Scribe technology to third party developers, inviting them to see what they can make of the pressure sensitive stylus that comes packaged with the Flyer.
Whether it catches on is hit or miss, just as with many first party devices with unique features before. Like the Samsung Continuum with its ticker screen and Kyocera Echo with its dual screens, we don’t see many developers putting much effort behind such a limited market, but anything is possible.