May 19 AT 7:08 PM Edgar Cervantes 10 Comments

HTC Flyer available at Best Buy on May 22nd (Update: Available now!)

The WiFi-only HTC Flyer has been available for pre-order at Best Buy for almost a month. Though we could assume that its launch was coming soon, no official release date was given. The tablet may be very unique (offering its cool HTC Scribe feature), and many of us are dying to get our hands on it, but pre-ordering a something at this price without knowing an exact release date can be quite frustrating. Take a deep breath, Best Buy has just announced that the Flyer will be available as of May 22nd, which is this Sunday.

As we already reported, in order to take advantage of the HTC Scribe functionality one must purchase the stylus separately. It will go for $79.99 at Best Buy, which is quite disappointing, since European versions will come with the pen included, but if we are strong and put pressure on HTC/Best Buy, things might change in the near future.

Many of our readers and writers have expressed disappointment towards the fact that the Flyer and the stylus will be sold separately. What do you guys think? Do you think it is worth the price(s)? Are you going for it? Who out there has pre-ordered this tablet already?

Update:

If you have been getting anxiety attacks and don’t want to wait any longer, it seems like Best Buy is starting to sell HTC Flyers (that is if they have them on stock). Our friends from Android Central got an image of an internal Best Buy email (which is posted below), clarifying that stores no longer have to wait until Sunday to start selling these bad boys. So, what are you guys waiting for? Make a call, or stop by your local Best buy stores to see of you can purchase this today! If you get yours, let us know, and tell us your first impressions.

Via: Android Central

Source: Best Buy

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • http://Website steve19137

    all i can say is sketchbook better be updating to support that pen and its sensitivity. this is going to be the best thing to ever hit digital artists since desktop drawing tablets.

    • http://Website steve19137

      or high school/college students for note taking. i totally think that the pen should be sold with the tablet considering that is a hardware button for it. either way, this is at the top of my must-get-gadgets list.

  • Nick Gray

    I’m planning on getting the HTC Flyer once I have to send back the demo unit HTC is sending me tomorrow. The separate pen is still bugging me, but not enough to make me not get it. If anyone does plan on getting the Flyer, I’d suggest shopping around online for the pen. Expansys’s U.S. store is offering it for $60 with only $3 shipping.

    • http://Website Dylan Andersen

      Disappointing that we have to pay so much for this pen, and it’s also disappointing that it doesn’t come with the device.

      I wanted to like you, HTC Flyer, I really did.

  • http://hand-gadget.com Alex

    Stylus drama aside, I think the HTC Flyer is the first truly productive tablet. Here are some reasons: http://wp.me/p1wchx-75

  • http://www.classicinformatics.com/ Android Applications Development

    Wow this is a good news HTC FLYER is going to release soon with may unique features. Hopefully it will hit the market on 22nd and its price will be $79.99 which is bit disappointing.

  • http://Website kazahani

    This definatley has home-run potential for HTC if it catches on. I see that the price of the pen is $79.99, but what is the price of the actual tablet?

  • http://Website Alex

    But the world will end on 5/21, they should have delivered before Friday.

  • http://www.smartphoneandme.com Gusema

    Wow…I think this product is very interesting. It may be that this product can beat the previous products such as HTC Desire and HTC Incredible. I want to know how the selling price?

  • mrjlwilliams

    I just got mine about 4 hours ago, I’m on it right now. Amazingly fast. Great screen, wow