Apr 22 AT 2:42 PM Sean Riley 8 Comments

HTC Flyer pre-sale starts April 24 at Best Buy carrying a $499 price tag

We’ve known that the wifi-only Flyer was coming exclusively to Best Buy for awhile now, but as with many of the Android tablets the exact date remained somewhat elusive. While we are still short an actual shipping date the pre-sale will begin this Sunday and typically that means the device will be in customers hands in the next couple weeks (Thunderbolt notwithstanding).

The Flyer has been a bit polarizing due to its lack of a dual-core processor in the face of largely Tegra 2 fueled competition and probably more significantly its lack of Honeycomb. The latter is due in large part to HTC’s heavy skinning with Sense to support both the N-Trig digitizer and the array of pen-based functions that come with it. If you are at all curious about the Flyer and never took a look at this video from HTC that I posted about last month I would highly recommend going back and watching it.

As an old Windows tablet user I can’t help but be tantalized by the promise of what HTC is doing with the Flyer and I can’t wait to get one in my hands. Anyone else planning on getting their order in for a Flyer this Sunday or are you content to let someone else play guinea pig for now?

Via: Droid-LIfe

Source: Best Buy

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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