The tablet madness continues as Aaron takes a first look at the Wi-Fi-only version of the HTC Flyer.  Shown off at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Flyer offers a 1.5 GHz processor, 7-inch display, 16 GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot for expansion, 5-megapixel rear camera (without flash), 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 2.3 with HTC Sense 3.0.  It'll be available from Best Buy starting on May 22, 2011 for $499.99.

While it is a bit behind considering that the other high-end tablets are running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), HTC makes up for it with an awesome application called HTC Scribe.  With the pen accessory (which costs $80 and is not included with the tablet), the user can take notes, write on device screenshots, and more.  While the HTC Scribe technology is a nice feature, will the lack of Honeycomb deter buyers?

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"Will the HTC Flyer sell well, considering it's not running Honeycomb?"

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Giorgi Kvirikashvili James In this case operating system doesn't mean much,'cuz it's not affordable 4 a big part of society!!!
Jeremy Gillett nope i prefer the galaxy tab series and blackberry playbook. Android 2.3 makes it feel like a cell phone. But it has a 1.5 ghz processor and good specs.
Eric Kroh time will tell what can run anything
Tony Abiama 599 is a bit steep... these manufacturers will never get it right...
Cristian Henriquez Where can you find the pen for this?
Regina Sharkey Its a big phone
William Smith It's not even dual core so it can't run honeycomb!
Bryan West I will be buying one.. kinda disappointed about the lack of the pen though.. even though it would have probably stayed in the box anyway..
Gabriel Fernandez No. I don't want a tablet with an oversized HTC Sense skin on it.
Anonymous I'm waiting for HID support which is on the horizon with IceCream I'm told by my friend that was at I/O
Neil Hussey XDA Developers will soon have it rooted and running Honeycomb.
Melissa Cruz-Guzmán I'm not into tablets, but I'd so get this!
Timothy D Alston With the Asus and the Acer both selling for less and running honeycomb it's hard to justify spending the money on this and I'm a HTC fanboy
Chris Rodriguez Not in the US, where the 80$ pen is sold seperately
Marcin Wietrzycki Flyer is something more than others Android tablets. Look at HTCs services, unusual captivate stylus..
Danu Carrión Perales I don't really like tablets, I feel like they are just over sized phones.... but man... I LOVE THIS! This could be used as notebook for class, entertainment, internet browsing, movie/video watching, its seems to be very very usefull
Jamie Rivera $499.99 without Honeycomb? Don't think that's gonna fly with some consumers.
Calvin JW The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is going to destroy this
Teng Yu Wei You look tired...
Alex Toma i just want gingerbread for my galaxy s :)
Mitch Dague I'm w marcin, with so many apps still unable to run on 3 or higher,i would think its best to leave it as is and once sum of the apps become more available, an update will for sure come...as far as sales, of course it will sell everything does and imo htc is the top brand in the industry
Kevin Pizana I just want gingerbread for my droidX....
Jose Ocampo i'm waiting for the htc Evo View 4G
Mohd Zakhri It's too expensive in my country SGD1098 T.T
Marcin Wietrzycki Flyer will get Honeycomb update IMO.
Ramon Quintero mmm hard to tell. it is an htc device and we all know how ppl like htc
Jeffery Hawkins I hope some great illustrating solid get made. As a fashion designer this tablet could come in handy
Alex Toma I think it would be more succesful if it run 3.0 or 3.1
Julio Briceño Wow 1.5 time for a new phone
Seaedge Val probably

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