Feb 16 AT 10:25 AM Nick Gray 21 Comments

Refurbished HTC Flyer going for less than $200 on buy.com

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The HTC Flyer may be last year’s model, running on a single-core 1.5GHz processor with a 7-inch display, but we’re sure a few of you might be a little intrigued by the Android tablet if we said you could pick one up today for less than $200. Buy.com is selling the refurbished HTC Flyer for $199.99, but you can get an additional $10 off with one of the many coupon codes for the site, bringing your total cost down to $189.99. To give you an idea of how good this deal is, you could buy the refurbished HTC Flyer for $189 and then turn around and sell it on eBay and make a $30-40 profit.

Yes, we’re talking about a refurbished tablet here, but lets not forget that the HTC Flyer was one of the most unique tablets to be unveiled last year, featuring HTC’s Scribe technology with digital pen integration. You could spend ten dollars more and get yourself the Amazon Kindle Fire (which does not have access to the Android Market) or there’s always the 7-inch Acer Iconia Tab A100 (which got a handful of negative reviews) for a little more than $300.

Keep in mind, the refurbished HTC Flyer does come with a 90-day manufacturer warranty. And just because it’s refurbished doesn’t mean there was anything wrong with the tablet; most refurbished products are simply items that were returned to stores by consumers after they realized they didn’t want or need the product. From what we can tell, the refurbished HTC Flyer is running on Android 2.3.3, but users can download the Android 3.2 update once the device is activated.

If you own the HTC Flyer, leave us a comment below and let everyone know what you like about the tablet. Is a refurbished HTC Flyer worth $189?

Via: Androinica

Source: Buy.com

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Bryan Stoner

    I completely forgot about this little guy! Great find ;)

  • spazby

    hmmm, refurbished out of date for $200 or I can wait for memo @$250….. difficult choice…

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I was thinking that too while I was writing the post, but we still don’t have a launch date for the memo and it could be another month of tow before it’s actually released.

      • jonathan3579

        Asus said it will be a Q2 release so it will be a little wait.

  • delinear

    There are a few places (including Amazon) selling it at the £235 mark in the UK. Considering how much it was on release last summer that’s not a bad price, but there are some great tablets due out in the near future and £235 is just not anywhere near as tempting as HP’s £89 Touchpad firesale was. I think I’ll wait…

  • http://www.ndroidgamers.com B2L

    Seems like a pretty awesome, deal. I would pick one up if it were a 10″ tablet, but I have no use for a 7″ tablet since it’s only slightly larger than my Galaxy Note.

  • McLovin

    I picked up the other variant of the HTC Flyer, ie, the Sprint HTC Evo 4G View tablet just before Christmas and am very satisfied with it. I am so glad I did! Compared to the Kindle, which I promptly got rid of on eBay, the HTC tablet is far superior.

  • SCJaredJ

    I’d have a hard time picking this up over the Kindle Fire…although if there was a definitive date on an ICS release, it would be a very interesting pickup.

  • Grandmaster

    Say maybe $75-$100 than I might have considered it for having just as a extra piece of tech but, just like the others have stated this device is very low specd and there are way better tablets just around the horizon for around the same price and way better specs and features

    • honourbound68

      its not low specked. Yes it’s a single core but running at 1.5 ghz. It’s got full access to market AND amazon app store. The screen is terrific and it has the gps, accelerometer, cameras and the microsd port. Plus it’s got great devs at XDA. I bought my 32gb view fr 220 and it was worth it. Yes, I’m still buying a memo when it comes out but for now, my view rocks

      • Grandmaster

        Just because its running at 1.5 GHz doesn’t mean anything, its still a single core processor running the S3 architecture, even a 1.0 GHz tegra 2 device would be able to out perform it.. So you do the math= 7in HTC single core-$200 or 7in memo quad core $250

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    I’ve owned the WiFi HTC Flyer for a few months now. I’m definitely impressed and use it daily at work for taking notes, watching netflix while on the bus (tethering with my G2) and my three year old daughter loves it for playing games, watching her movies and coloring.

    I really want to buy another one just to have around, but my wife killed that idea early this morning :(

  • McLovin

    If you get one of these I would definetly recommend getting the stylus. I know, it’s way over priced right now, but it was a good add-on and makes the tablet experience so much better.

  • moelsen8

    just charged up my htc evo view 4g (sprint’s htc flyer) today for a plane ride later today.. got it back in december when all the daily deals sites had them for $230ish. since then, my xoom’s been collecting dust.. i love this little tablet. it’s not as fluid as dual-core devices, but it’s a very capable little tablet, and all the other specs it has are pretty top-notch. the 7-inch form factor is my favorite.

  • Hall Lo

    Not a bad deal! Esp when the Memo’s release day is still not very clear….

  • Dustin Earley

    I have family who still use this tablet with no problems. I think it’s a great deal.

  • fletchtb

    I have 2 of these for my kids and it has been a great tablet. The real knock is the 1.5 Ghz single core proc, but I find it is up to the task in almost every case. The build quality on these tabs is excellent, it runs Honeycomb (hopefully ICS one day), and the 7inch form factor might be the perfect size. This thing does everything the Kindle Fire does and more.

    I am almost positive that when I replace my XOOM it will be with a device in the 7-8in range. It is easy to hold in one hand, yet big enough to consume video content and play games.

    $200 is a more than fair price for one of these.

  • Luca

    I just complete my order thanks for the post Great price for a great product .

  • kinderdm

    If this deal had been around right after xmas I would probably have a flyer now instead of my kindle fire. I enjoy the fire but miss some of the extra features like gps and bluetooth as well as on very rare occasion the cameras. Oh well, no regrets now i guess. Maybe i will consider a Memo when they come out. If they take longer to come out I would be more likely to end up getting one as i wont feel bad for having just bought a fire.

  • Danny

    I own the HTC flyer tablet and I’ve had it since October of 2011. I bought the tablet new from best buy at 340 dollars with tax. the HTC flyer tablet is an awesome tablet. I’ve not had no problems with it whatsoever. I paid 340 for it brand new. and the money was well worth every penny. for a refurbished tablet at 189, I think that price is worth it. depending on how well the tablet was treated. I like the tablet for the money. I plan to enjoy this tablet for years to come.

  • kk

    Love my Flyer,use it daily for just about all tasks. Definitely worth the $. Much better than Kindle Fire.