HTC Flyer is the first Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread based tablet from HTC and comes with HTC Sense. Earlier when HTC announced the tablet at the Mobile World Conference, comparing it to the LG and Samsung Tablets, it was not that interesting, as we really did not know the practical application of its new HTC Scribe technology. HTC recently released a video showcasing the software capabilities of the tablet, and it is impressive. In the hardware front the tablet has nothing spectacular, with a 1.5 ghz single core processor and 1gb of Ram. From the software front, however, HTC has manage to do an impressive job with customization of the stock Android OS. Some of the notable features are:
Aluminum unibody design
HTML 5 and Latest Adobe Flash Support
HTC Scribe Technology
HD Video recording
High quality front camera for video calls
The HTC Scribe Technology is basically what differentiates the Flyer and makes it a worthy contender. Pen based apps and the use of a pen may sound a bit like taking a step back, but according to HTC it is the other way around. They say when it comes to writing and drawing, pen is the most natural input and works very well with their new tablet. I really don't know how comfortable the use of pen is with any tablet, I personally still prefer keyboards. But then again, I have not used the Flyer in real life to pass on any judgment. The HTC Scribe and pen based apps would allow you to Notate in books, Sign Contracts, Make comments on documents, Share a link with a custom handwritten note, Take indept notes and scribble, etc.
HTC Flyer has a build in note app to take up comprehensive notes which get links with the meetings in the calendar. This note app allows you to take down details notes via the keyboard as well as drawings & scribbling via the pen, adding pictures and videos to the notes or simple recording audio in crystal clear high quality.
HTC has opened up its Scribe technology to developers to develop apps that support pen input. It would be interesting to see what developers come up with. Check out the official video below from HTC