Iâ€™m happy to say that the pen works pretty well, though itâ€™s by no means amazing or different from whatâ€™s out there. The pen is a decent size and weight, grips easy, and registers on the screen quickly. Lag is barely noticeable and the resolution of the input is good. You can write small if youâ€™re careful, and dot your â€œiâ€s with some precision. Thereâ€™s a bit of lag when â€œtouching downâ€ for the first time in an app or on the desktop, but generally itâ€™s not bad. Iâ€™m more concerned about the feeling of writing with a plastic tip on a glossy surface. It feels unnatural and the clacky noise it makes when youâ€™re writing isnâ€™t heartening.
If you like to doodle, the HTC Flyer seems to be the only Android game in town. But to doodle you’ll need to pony up US$80 for the stylus. Way too expensive if you ask me.