The HTC Flyer is one of the best 7-inch tablets out there. HTC‘s great build quality and software–not to mention the stylus pen accessory–make this an amazing option for those opposed to the 10-inch form-factor. But the tablet still does not have Honeycomb. Even though HTC promised a Honeycomb update was coming, we’ve seen nothing yet. And most customers don’t like waiting.
So we have a Honeycomb-less tablet without a dual-core processor (which is what all the cool kids want nowadays) at $500. While this tablet offers great functionality for those who would take advantage of its interface, there are simply better options out there. Currently, most high-end tablets are around that price. So this bad boy was, understandably, not selling very well.
Best Buy has decided to take action and drop the Flyer’s price by a hefty $200. This would mean the tablet will cost $299, effective October 1. Not a bad deal at all!
With the price going so low, this tablet has just gotten very hot. The device is still getting Honeycomb (eventually), and maybe even Ice Cream Sandwich. Who knows?
Just in case you’ve forgotten, here are the specs:
HTC Flyer Specifications
- Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (will be updated to Honeycomb)
- 1.5 GHz single-core processor
- 1 GB RAM
- 16 GB internal storage
- 7-inch display
- 5 MP rear-facing camera
- 1.3 MP front-facing camera
At that price, HTC Flyers should be flying off the shelves. Make sure you get yours soon! Is anyone planning to get one of these at $300? Would you rather wait for the Honeycomb update? The $200 Kindle Fire is hot right now. Would you rather wait for that?