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    Default Thinkpad Tablet drive price of HTC Flyer down?

    Now that Lenovo has came out with Thinkpad Tablet for $510 which include the stylus, do you guys think the price of HTC Flyer will come down? The Thinkpad has a 10 screen and a whole lot of expansion ports. To me, this is a more compelling tablet than HTC Flyer.

    Any opinions?
    Last edited by yayahero; 07-20-2011 at 11:52 PM.
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    too bad its ntrig, just like the flyer. Wished it was wacom :/ I agree though, with the thinkpad being 510 the stylus for the thinkpad, is only about 30$-ish, the Flyer should lower its prices to compete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imajaenation View Post
    too bad its ntrig, just like the flyer. Wished it was wacom :/ I agree though, with the thinkpad being 510 the stylus for the thinkpad, is only about 30$-ish, the Flyer should lower its prices to compete.
    Oh, it's an N-Trig, too? That sucks. It should definitely drive down the Flyer price, though, and should hopefully inform the Puccini price point as well.
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    Default Re: Thinkpad Tablet drive price of HTC Flyer down?

    Let me clarify my previous post a bit.

    For $500, you will have 32GB storage, 10" IPS, 1GHz dual core, USB, mini-HDMI, Honeycomb, Gorilla Glass (Flyer does not have Gorilla Glass), and etc.... And optional stylus for $30. So for $530, you pretty much get a "better" tablet than the Flyer...

    HTC really need to drop the price on Flyer to compete... I'm thinking the price will reduce to $300-$350 in the next three months. I just don't know who's going to buy the Flyer over the Thinkpad Tablet at current prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yayahero View Post
    Let me clarify my previous post a bit.

    For $500, you will have 32GB storage, 10" IPS, 1GHz dual core, USB, mini-HDMI, Honeycomb, Gorilla Glass (Flyer does not have Gorilla Glass), and etc.... And optional stylus for $30. So for $530, you pretty much get a "better" tablet than the Flyer...

    HTC really need to drop the price on Flyer to compete... I'm thinking the price will reduce to $300-$350 in the next three months. I just don't know who's going to buy the Flyer over the Thinkpad Tablet at current prices.
    Someone who prefers a 7" screen - that's who. I bought it for the stylus and the portability. It fits in my back pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SciJohnDroid View Post
    Someone who prefers a 7" screen - that's who. I bought it for the stylus and the portability. It fits in my back pocket.

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    I Just checked the Lenovo website and spoke with a Lenovo sales representative and the IdeaPad Tablet K1 is available for pre-order at $499 with no digitizer,but it does have 32 gig and internal micro SD. Their ThinkPad tablet with the digitizer, SD card slot, usb, and gorilla glass will be available this Fall and the representative's estimated starting price was $700. I have seen articles on the internet, that support the statements in the original post in this thread, and I was excited as well, but check the Lenova website and see if you find those features available on the IdeaPad K1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Prime View Post
    I Just checked the Lenovo website and spoke with a Lenovo sales representative and the IdeaPad Tablet K1 is available for pre-order at $499 with no digitizer,but it does have 32 gig and internal micro SD. Their ThinkPad tablet with the digitizer, SD card slot, usb, and gorilla glass will be available this Fall and the representative's estimated starting price was $700. I have seen articles on the internet, that support the statements in the original post in this thread, and I was excited as well, but check the Lenova website and see if you find those features available on the IdeaPad K1.

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    Sorry you are incorrect. The Thinkpad Tablet will sell for $499 + $30 for the pen per the Lenovo youtube page on the Thinkpad unboxing video. It will also be on sale in a few weeks not in the Fall. Prob around Aug 2nd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robdec17 View Post
    Sorry you are incorrect. The Thinkpad Tablet will sell for $499 + $30 for the pen per the Lenovo youtube page on the Thinkpad unboxing video. It will also be on sale in a few weeks not in the Fall. Prob around Aug 2nd.
    I hope you are correct and I have seen the same information as I stated. Out of curiosity I called Lenova Sales again and the 2nd representative stated the ThinkPad would be available next month and that it was rumored to be Aug 02, but had no pricing information. I don't know why they gave me the wrong information the first time.

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    Still think calling it a "thinkpad" is was too confusing to the average consumer since thats what the laptop line is called
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    Quote Originally Posted by SciJohnDroid View Post
    Someone who prefers a 7" screen - that's who. I bought it for the stylus and the portability. It fits in my back pocket.

    HTC Flyer / Tapatalk
    This. I'd be having buyer's remorse over the Flyer right now if the Lenovo were a 7" with all the other specs being the same, but a 10" screen is almost always a deal-breaker for me.

    EDIT: No, wait, I lied. Just got to the part in the video where they're showing the on-the-fly OCR of freehand handwriting and conversion to typed text. I'm jealous now, 10" screen notwithstanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yapkuen View Post
    This. I'd be having buyer's remorse over the Flyer right now if the Lenovo were a 7" with all the other specs being the same, but a 10" screen is almost always a deal-breaker for me.

    EDIT: No, wait, I lied. Just got to the part in the video where they're showing the on-the-fly OCR of freehand handwriting and conversion to typed text. I'm jealous now, 10" screen notwithstanding.
    I'll stay with my Flyer for the convenience of the size for everyday work, but it looks as though BB will be getting my Thrive back and I will be getting a ThinkPad Tablet.

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    I'm really liking the looks of the Thinkpad. Aside from portability, I don't know what else I could ask for from a tablet. However, I also like Sense. So I'm interested to see what the Flyer is like with Honeycomb, and interested to see what the Puccini has to offer. If the Thinkpad comes out soon, I may go for it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yapkuen View Post
    This. I'd be having buyer's remorse over the Flyer right now if the Lenovo were a 7" with all the other specs being the same, but a 10" screen is almost always a deal-breaker for me.

    EDIT: No, wait, I lied. Just got to the part in the video where they're showing the on-the-fly OCR of freehand handwriting and conversion to typed text. I'm jealous now, 10" screen notwithstanding.
    On the fly OCR. Now we're talking. I hope that gets ported to the Flyer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SciJohnDroid View Post
    On the fly OCR. Now we're talking. I hope that gets ported to the Flyer.

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    Let's hope HTC feels the pressure.

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    Default Re: Thinkpad Tablet drive price of HTC Flyer down?

    The ThinkPad tablet is VERY advanced stuff. Not just the stylus and OCR but Lenovo has packaged a bunch of very high quality software that typically costs real money with the tab. Things like Documents to Go full version, Citrix, encryprtion and security software, full ActiveSync built into the email client which itself is business class and so on.

    Add in full size ports while keeping the tab decently thin, a first class display and a keyboard attachment/case that acts a lot like the Transformer and this is a compelling offering (especially as it is coming in at a lower price than competing tablets).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelist View Post
    The ThinkPad tablet is VERY advanced stuff. Not just the stylus and OCR but Lenovo has packaged a bunch of very high quality software that typically costs real money with the tab. Things like Documents to Go full version, Citrix, encryprtion and security software, full ActiveSync built into the email client which itself is business class and so on.

    Add in full size ports while keeping the tab decently thin, a first class display and a keyboard attachment/case that acts a lot like the Transformer and this is a compelling offering (especially as it is coming in at a lower price than competing tablets).
    I agree, it certainly raises the bar in the tablet market.
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    Default Re: Thinkpad Tablet drive price of HTC Flyer down?

    In theory once htc flyer get honeycomb we should be able side load the lenovo apps onto the flyer

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