When we were in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress the HTC Flyer is one of the tablets that really caught our eye. It wasn’t as big a hit in the eyes of some of our colleagues. Most of the other tech sites either didn’t like the 7″ form factor, didn’t like the stylus dubbed “Scribe”, and didn’t like that it didn’t have Honeycomb.
If you remember back to when we were live blogging from the HTC event in Barcelona HTC spent a lot of time talking about how Sense was rebuilt, and not just “tweaked” from the ground up. This offers an entirely new experience. Rather than your typical top shelf HTC phone featuring a phone version of Android, where you can elect to turn sense off, it’s always on.
So basically unless you are into rooting and modding devices, the average consumer is going to see just about as much Android as an unrooted Nook owner, and really, they aren’t going to care.
So yes Engadget has reported that the fine folks at HTC have said via twitter that the HTC Flyer will be upgraded to Honeycomb when it is available, but really with the newest version of Sense, Sense for tablets, it doesn’t matter.