The HTC Flyer is HTC’s first Android-powered tablet, and a rather unique proposition in the tablet world, with its smaller-than-the-2011-standard screen and capacitive stylus. It’s also not running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, albeit it is running a heavily tablet-optimized version of HTC’s own Sense UI, so the average user probably won’t notice the tablet is running an OS version made for phones.
The Flyer was announced back at Mobile World Congress in February, and since then we’ve seen it go up for pre-order in the UK via third party independent electronics retailer Clove. Its asking price was £599.99, and the projected shipping date was mid-April.
While Clove still offers the Flyer with the same terms, today a more well-known UK retailer has also started taking pre-orders for the HTC tablet. Carphone Warehouse also asks the same £599.99 for the tablet, so it looks like this is the recommended retail price for this device in the UK. A glitch in Carphone Warehouse’s site is showing the Flyer as being in stock, but the retailer has told SlashGear that the HTC tablet will only start shipping sometime in May.
Now if Clove sticks to that mid-April release date (and so far it has), and you can’t wait to get your hands on the HTC Flyer, it’s probably better to pre-order at Clove. If for whatever reason you’d rather do business with Carphone Warehouse, then head on over there and click that magic button.
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