Flyer (Wi-Fi) | HTC
The US model of the HTC Flyer is finally being updated to Android 3.2 Honeycomb, about one month after users in the UK received the update.
HTC has added more devices to its bootloader unlocking tool, including the MyTouch 4G Slide, Evo Design 4G, and Evo View 4G tablet. The process still requires registration with HTC, a relatively convoluted setup that may dissuade some users.
HTC CEO Peter Chou has expressed his desire to see his company differentiate itself from the Android tablet pack with a new device that avoids the "me-too" moniker applied to most current contenders.
To say OnLive played on the HTC Flyer (finally coming "later this month or early next month") and Motorola Xoom ("later this year") work the same as their laptop and desktop counterparts do is more a compliment than anything else.
In the end, the Flyer’s unique features are more than just needless differentiation. Its 7-inch display makes it more portable than the loads of new 10-inch tablets hitting the market, its Sense UI gives it a bit more stability than the Honeycomb slates, and its pen unlocks a whole new dimension.