Ok guys I recieved my HTC Flyer, Navitech folio case, and HTC Scribe digital pen and in fact I'm typing this message one right now. So a few things I noticed.
The HTC software enchancements are well thought out and admittedly beautiful looking. Though sometimes the interface will crash but it is a heck of a lot more stable than the firmware on Archos 5
The build quality is great and the device looks gorgeous. Oh man the difference in build quality between this and an Archos 5 is night and day.
The device fits very easily into large jeans or jacket pocket.
The pen feature is not a gimmick, contrary to popular belief, if you set the pen size to the smallest you take some really accurate drawings and notes. Plus evernote syncronization works perfectly and I can ad my notes to my calendar appointments. Plus the ability to annotate books, documents, and pdf makes it a really useful. In fact I'm going to start using for school for note taking. I will note the palm rejection isn't perfect but it is still more serviceable than a resistive screen or a capacitive stylus. I wish there was a full fledged drawing app, hand writing recognition, and the ability to use the stylus as a replacement for your finger. I will say I was able to replace my notebook, journal and planner with this device.
The cameras aren't amazing but there functional and I can confirm the front cam works with Skype for video calls.
Typing is a dream on it, normally I'm not a fan of virtual keyboards but the shear size of the device plus vibration feedback makes it really nice.
The display looks really nice, color saturation is really good plus it is really bright. The screen is perfect for ebook reading and browsing the web in landscape mode. The thing bad about the display is how idiocally glossy it is and shows finger prints like there's no tomorrow. I wish manufacturers would use matte Finnish displays again.
Honeycomb would be nice but I can live without it.
Video Playback is OK not as Good as the Archos 5 in terms of codec support where I didn't have to worry what size or bitrate the video is, but it is sufficient for most video plus moboplayer help partially remedy that problem.
Batter Life is really good I get 7-9 hours of usage and sometimes I even get 15 hours of battery life from this device.
So there you have it the HTC Flyer a simply amazing device and I can say it is better than all of the tablets I have used/owned. A more in depth review is coming to my blog soon so stayed tuned.