You may remember that during the lead up to this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, one of the devices we were expecting from HTC was a quad-core tablet codenamed Quattro. HTC had, by most accounts, a very successful show, introducing the now-popular One series of phones. But Quattro — which eventually became Vertex — was nowhere to be found. It doesn’t seem like there are any new tablets on the horizon from the Taiwanese manufacturer, either. Is HTC done with this product category? Are the Flyer and Jetstream the only two [...]
If 2011 was supposed to be the “year of the tablet,” with over 100 new models announced at that year’s CES alone, 2012 may be shaping up to be the year of the “phablet,” the phone-tablet hybrid whose widespread usefulness has yet to be proven. While the survivors of the first battles of the tablet war have upgraded their normal-sized offerings, the novelty-generating buzz seems to be emanating from elsewhere. The spotlight currently sits on smaller devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note and LG Optimus Vu, and to a lesser extent, on rumors of devices with [...]
HTC’s Flyer tablet, in its incarnation as the EVO View 4G for Sprint, saw itself on the receiving end of some pretty nice discounts last week, bringing the off-contract price of the model down to just $230. In retrospect, looking at that sale now, along with all the news out of CES of much more capable tablets on the horizon, it shouldn’t be surprising that today a leak puts the EVO View 4G on Sprint’s EOL list for later this month.
Despite its aging hardware with single-core processor and sub-HD resolution, the EVO View 4G was starting to seem more and more [...]
HTC’s EVO View 4G may have first launched running Gingerbread, but subsequent software updates are making it a much more interesting device. Just last month, we finally saw the tablet receive Honeycomb, marking a fresh start for the Android. If you’ve been toying with the idea of picking one up, we’ve spotted the EVO View 4G up for sale with one of the lowest prices we’ve yet found.
Perhaps better known as the Flyer on other carriers, the EVO View 4G is available on-contract with Sprint for about $150; free-and-clear, the carrier will sell you the tablet [...]
There is a major update headed out to the HTC EVO View 4G (aka Flyer) on Sprint. The tablet shipped Gingerbread, but is now making the upgrade to Honeycomb 3.2.1.
Right now, in order to make the upgrade you have to manually get things started, but Sprint will start pushing it out to users sometime early next year. The transition from Gingerbread to Honeycomb is obviously more convoluted than most, and you’ll have to put up with a few inconveniences, like losing the way your home screen is set up.
With Honeycomb installed, you’ll start navigating throughout the [...]
In this video we’ll be comparing the hardware on the T-Mobile HTC Flyer to a couple of popular tablets currently on the market. The 7″ size and form factor has been a joy to use vs the 10″ displays of say the iPad 2 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Still noticeably missing in the HTC Flyer is the lack of a Honeycomb update which would make the pen more useful. While not a problem specific to the HTC Flyer, the gap between apps available between iOS and Android systems is still quite apparent. iOS developers have still set the standard in regards to usability, [...]
In this video we’ll be taking a closer look at the hardware on the T-Mobile HTC Flyer. While the HTC Flyer is a little bulkier than other tablets, the build quality is very good. Gorilla Glass would have been a welcome addition, but a screen protector can keep scratches at bay. The in-hand feel is great, leaving us to wonder if the 7″ tablet form factor is the real sweet spot for this class of device.
Processor, RAM & Storage 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor 1GB RAM 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB with [...]
In this video we’ll be taking a closer look at the software on the T-Mobile HTC Flyer.
Running Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) with HTC Sense 1.0 for Tablets, the device is very snappy, suffering from only a few Sense crashes here and there. Hopefully an upgrade to Honeycomb, or more likely, Ice Cream Sandwich will allow for additional pen functionality (which is currently very limited).
HTC has included its own book and video content apps in Reader and Watch along with a handful of other interesting programs such as Press Reader, Snapbooth, Dock Mode, and Car [...]
In this video we’ll be unboxing the T-Mobile HTC Flyer.
The HTC Flyer is well known in the market today (having been originally released in May), T-Mobile has recently released their version of the tablet to the world at large.
In hand, the device feels hefty but well put together, and with a Qualcomm 1.5Ghz Snapdragon processor, the initial impressions are favorable. But as we put this newest version of the HTC Flyer into daily use, will it be able to meet expectations compared to other tablets available today?
The 32GB HTC Flyer is available from [...]
This past summer, HTC started making good on a promise to allow users of its smartphones to unlock the bootloader on their handsets, opening the door for some custom ROM modding. Things started off slowly, with just the Sensation available for unlocking to users in Europe. We’ve seen that list steadily grow since then, with HTC adding phones and expanding compatibility to models in other areas around the globe. Today it continues to expand that list, adding both a smartphone and a tablet to the mix.
We just learned last week that the HTC EVO View 4G on Sprint was getting a [...]
HTC Android fans who are into some serious phone customization are coming home to some good news tonight, with HTC releasing the kernel source code to over half-a-dozen devices. The arrival of these code bases means that you might hope to see some new custom ROMs start arriving in the coming weeks. Just what models are covered?
First up, we’ve got the HTC Vivid, which came to AT&T early last month. Next we have the Salsa, one of the two HTC models featuring a hardware Facebook button (alongside the ChaCha). Both the original Incredible and its follow-up, the [...]
It looks like the Flyer is going the way of the HP TouchPad with a heavily discounted price, this time at Best Buy. It’s possible that Best Buy is trying to clear inventory in anticipation of a new HTC 7″ tablet, or perhaps the retailer is dissatisfied with sales and want to draw down inventory to clear shelves for other other (better-selling) products. Either way, you’ll have to go to you local Best Buy store for the Flyer, because they are sold out online. Be sure to check availability before you jump in the car. As a reminder, the Flyer is running with a [...]
Following its launch on Sprint as the EVO View 4G, the HTC Flyer now appears headed to T-Mobile under its original moniker — although it’s not entirely clear which of the international carrier’s branches that would be. Rebranding of a YouTube page (pictured below) is highly suggestive of a US launch, however, since T-Mobile USA is apparently the only division with such a channel.
The seven-inch, 1024 x 600 Gingerbread tablet will debut on Sprint sometime this summer, although no window was given for the T-Mobile release. According to the promotional material [...]