Late last month, US Cellular told us that it was getting ready to sell HTC’s first Android-powered tablet, the Flyer. And for those of you who’ve anxiously waited to get one, the wait is now over. The HTC Flyer is now available to order at US Cellular.
The price being asked is $399.99, if you get the tablet with a 5 GB per month data plan. Prices for 5 GB of data start at $54.99 per month. If you want unlimited messaging as well, that will cost you $74.99 per month. So if you like HTC’s first Android tablet, don’t mind that it still runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread (an OS version designed for phones, not tablets), and need to get it with data connectivity built-in, and don’t mind having US Cellular as your carrier… then go there right now and by all means order yourself a brand new Flyer.
On the other hand, if access to mobile data isn’t that important to you and Wi-Fi would suffice for your particular communications needs, Best Buy is still offering the 16 GB Wi-Fi-only HTC Flyer for a very cool $299.99. No contracts to sign, and it’s $100 cheaper than US Cellular’s offering. Granted, although these SKUs are both basically the same tablet, they may serve different needs, so make sure you at least think about it.
The HTC Flyer has a 7-inch 1024×600 touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz single-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 5 MP autofocus rear camera with 720p HD video recording, a 1.3 MP secondary front-facing camera, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 4,000 mAh battery.
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