**Update after original story.**
It’s not a hoax. It’s not a dream. America’s favorite electronics dealer, Best Buy, has dropped HTC’s amazing 16gb Flyer Tablet to an astounding $99. First discounted from its original $499 price to $299, the Flyer just wasn’t catching on in sales despite being an amazing tablet. The fact that it debuted with Android Gingerbread instead of the Android Honeycomb OS which was made specifically for tablets had alot to do with lackluster sales. But now that its been discounted to the “fire sale” price of $99, look for the Flyer to fly off of the shelves(you like how I just did that right? No? Well I guess only I have a sense of humor then).
So those of you not impressed by the iPad and looking to get some Android goodness in tablet form, need RUN, not walk to your nearest Best Buy location and snatch one of these bad boys up. They’re already sold out online. So you’d better hurry.
HTC Flyer Specs:
7-inch touch-sensitive TFT screen (1024 x 600)
Tablet-specific HTC Sense
16GB of internal storage 1GB RAM
415 grams (weight) with battery
Android 2.4 (Gingerbread) with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) coming later
Rear 5MP camera with auto focus Front-facing 1.3MP camera for video chat
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
4000 mAh battery
HTC Scribe technology
HTC Watch technology
[Source: Best Buy]
Best Buy is now stating that the $99 HTC Flyer price was a mistake on their part on the SKU and will NOT be honoring the $99 price. They do state, however, that if anyone van produce a receipt where someone already bought the Flyer for the $99 that they may honor the $99 sale price.
That’s just bad business Best Buy. Especially right before the Holiday shopping season. Ya’ll should be ashamed.