HTC is rather a late entrant to the great tablet game but has one of the most unconventional perspectives on tablets. The tablet they are producing, HTC Flyer, is receptive to active digitizer and stylus inputs. It also features a high quality capacitive multi touch display that is a joy to use with bare fingers. Now a stylus is something that has long been rendered obsolete and represents an era when there used to be bulky Windows tablets that required a stylus for precise inputs. That is well over a decade ago, and in the digital age that means they are only objects of historical significance. Styluses are making a comeback, however, and with a company that commands quite a bit of respect.
However, opinions might be divided as to the efficacy of a stylus. There are many who hate using styluses, particularly the unmindful types who tend to easily lose things. Also, styluses can never be used for multi touch. However, the reason why the majority dismiss using styluses is because it requires careful handling or else you risk accidentally smudging the screen.
Fortunately, things are going to be a lot better with the HTC Flyer since it boasts the palm rejection technology. This means you will be able to rest your palm on the display instead of holding it at a rather awkward angle during stylus operation. In fact, things are a lot better than what it was during CES. Also, with the Flyer still some months away from a formal launch, let’s just hope things are near perfect by the time the tablet is up for sale. The Flyer will reach markets with Android 2.3 and not the more potent Android 3.0.
There are quite a few excellent tablets that have either already entered markets are on the verge of doing so; one more reason for Flyer to be spot on right from day one. More so when the rest of the specs are pretty impressive. Such as a 1.5 GHz single-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage with a 7 inch 1024 x 600 pixel touch screen up front.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email