HTC has decided to enter the tablet race with a decidedly different take on things. It's called a stylus. Yep, the faux pen-like thing from yesteryear that many of the original "touch screen" phones used. Anyone remember devices from some company named Palm?
The stylus on the 7" HTC tablet isn't required though. You can still use your greasy fingers to move about the screens. However, the inclusion of a stylus certainly brings the potential for some added functionality, such as hand-writing recognition or advanced image editing. It should also simplify note-taking with the Flyer, making it a little more functional in meetings or college classes.
Website carrypad.com posted a hands-on video of the device this past week, an by the magic of YouTube, we're making it available for you to view and make your own assumptions about the use of a stylus with the tablet. Does a stylus feel just too retro to you? Or does it bring enough value to consider the HTC a serious tablet contender? Video after the break.
First a few specs on the tablet, in case you haven't seen them before:
- Qualcomm Snapdrago 1.5 GHz processor
- 7" Capacitive touchscreen running at 1024x600
- 1 GB RAM
- Rear facing 5MP camera an front facing 1.3 MP camera
- Android 2.3 (yep, no honeycomb at launch)
I honestly don't get why they aren't going with Android 3.0 on this device, but other than that, the specs seem pretty good.
Here's the video: