Has anyone been wondering where HTC was planning on sticking that mandatory FCC label on the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer? The image above should give you all the details you need on that subject. Now, on to the more important part of this story. The FCC has finally given the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer their stamp of approved which means that Best Buy could start selling the tablet at any time. Pre-sales for HTC’s first Android tablet kicked off earlier this week at Best Buy stores across the country, but we have a feeling that there will be plenty of inventory to go around once the Wi-Fi Flyer goes on sale.
Many Android enthusiasts are not happy that the HTC Flyer will launch with Android 2.3 rather than the tablet certified Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Though Gingerbread may not be ideal for tablet use, HTC’s customized Sense user interface has been completely redesigned to take advantage of the Flyer’s 7-inch display. HTC has stated that the Flyer will be getting a Honeycomb update later this summer, but with all the bad press surrounding Honeycomb, we’re hoping HTC may choose to jump to Ice Cream once it’s made available.
Will any of you be passing on the HTC Flyer simply because it is not running Honeycomb or is the $499 price point simply too high for a 7-inch Android tablet?