The HTC Flyer Digital Pen has finally been given a price. Best Buy has the Digital Pen listed for $79.99 while the official HTC Accessory Store has is posted for â‚¬49.99 ($72.46) in Europe. We’ve known since CTIA that HTC would be selling the Digital Pen separately from the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer here in the U.S. market, but there seems to be a little confusion regarding the pen’s inclusion with the 3G Flyer which is scheduled for launch in Europe next month. We’re waiting to hear back from HTC PR on this issue and should have final clarification within a few hours.
Anyone who plans on purchasing the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer will most likely opt to purchase the $80 accessory since the HTC Scribe functionality is what makes the Flyer stand out from other Android tablets. But with the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer’s $500 price tag and the additional $80 for the pen, we could see consumers opt for cheaper options which come with Honeycomb and a larger screen.
Any HTC Flyer fans disappointed with the price of the Digital Pen?
Update: HTC’s PR folks finally got back to us, confirming that the HTC Flyer Digital Pen will be sold separately in the U.S. market. European versions of the HTC Flyer will include the pen with the price of the tablet. Potential U.S. customers may want to reconsider when and where you buy the HTC Flyer. You may be able to puck up a Wi-Fi HTC Flyer from Europe, skip the sales tax, and get a free pen. We’ll have to see how this all plays out once the tablet actually hits the market.