The HTC Flyer is HTC’s first shot at an Android-powered tablet. It comes with some unique selling points, but it also has some unique quirks, such as the fact that it launched running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and not Android Honeycomb, the tablet-optimized version of Google’s mobile operating system. Aside from that, it’s worth noting that the Flyer was never cheap. In fact, in the US, it was priced identically to Apple’s iPad. Which is a bit odd, considering the fact that the Flyer is a 7-inch tablet, thus much smaller than Apple’s offering.
It certainly seems that HTC’s pricing strategy regarding the Flyer (which we never pretended to understand) hasn’t worked out all that well for the Taiwanese company. That’s the only logical conclusion that can be drawn from the fact that Best Buy, the launch partner for the Wi-Fi-only Flyer, has now cut the price of the tablet by no less than $200.
Yes, you can now purchase a brand new HTC Flyer with 16 GB of built-in storage for just $299.99. At that price, this has instantly become a very interesting tablet for those not iPad-obsessed. However, do note that the digitizer pen is once again not included, so if you want to also get what’s one of the unique traits of this tablet, you’ll need to shell out $79.99 more. Still even so it’s a lot cheaper than it used to be, so if you’re after an Android tablet but don’t necessarily fancy Honeycomb, you may want to go to Best Buy and place an order.
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