Sep 30 AT 1:13 PM Edgar Cervantes 19 Comments

HTC Flyer price dropping to $299!


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?

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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  • Nick Gray

    Time to go home, sell my Acer Iconia A500, but the Flyer, root it, install the leaked Honeycomb build and enjoy my magic pen input!

    • Edgar Cervantes

      That is what I said…. I am about to sell my Transformer… :)

    • Mariana

      That didnt take long. iPad competition is too strong i guess

      • cb2000a

        Wrong … can thank Amazon for the price drop on 7″ tablets. Next they will do the same for 10″ tablets.

  • Tyler Lilya

    Have you guy’s seen this?

  • GeauxLSU

    Sounds like a nice upgrade over my wife’s rooted nook color.

  • Futureboy

    I’ve always liked the Flyer despite the fact that it is not vanilla android. This price drop makes it a decent option in the 7 inch category.

  • Aaron

    Is the Pucini still $800?

  • DK

    should have been that price from the beginning. Not as a ‘me too’ post Kindle Fire.

  • dethduck

    Just goes to show how incredibly friggen overpriced the markup is compared to cost of manufacture in the first place. Now all we need is Amazon to come out with a phone and drive down the price that has been steadily climbing on new phones this year. Hell, look at T-Mobile’s upcoming Amaze4G and SGSII, last year the average for a new phone was $100-$199 on contract, but now we’re starting to see $200-$300.

  • Sean Riley

    Ha, it’s a “Fire” sale. Get it?

    Yeah, I kill me too.

  • Dragonithe

    I’ll just wait for CES next year for a tablet.
    By that time a lot of good tablets from now will be really cheap.
    Or I’ll go premium and get a quad core tablet.

    • thel0nerang3r

      That’s a problem we all have. There is always a better/cheaper product in the near future. At some point, you feel like you have waited for years, because something better is coming out soon and you don’t want to commit to what’s out now.

  • OpenIntro

    $200 or less is the critical mass pricepoint (unless it’s an iPad, and then you pay $300 more to be trendy). Come on guys, get with the program.

  • Interpol91

    Wow, definitely a big price drop. However, it still won’t interest me. If I buy it it will be because it will make a great present for someone else. I wonder who else will follow the price drop. All I want is some quad-core in my next tablet. It will be my present to myself.

  • Geah

    My phone has better features and specs (in every regard) aside from 2.7 inches of display, no thanks.

  • thel0nerang3r

    I want to get a tablet, but need 2.3.4 at minimum (lowest version that GTalk with video works, this tablet has 2.3.3). That’s where my friends are, so the other vid chat options while nice, I don’t have anyone to talk with.
    I’ll wait until Honeycomb is released. I”m sure that Xoom owners feel the pain of “upgrade coming soon.” I don’t want to buy a product based on what it may do one day, but rather what it does now when I have it in my hands.

  • laurie jackson

    Is the pen still separate?