[UPDATE] Best Buy Drops HTC Flyer Tablet To $99


**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)

1.5GHz processor

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

HD recording

Bluetooth 3.0

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.

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Kamil M Abdullah has been a self proclaimed techie and bonafide smart phone expert nearly half of his life. Starting with the very first Sidekick(not necessarily a smart phone but close enough) to Blackberry to Symbian to Windows(Mobile & Phone 7) to Web OS to Android, he has used virtually every smart phone operating system. Kamil has also worked with computer programming in Bloomberg's Data Center and Backup Operations on their proprietary software. In his quest for further knowledge in mobile operating systems, Kamil voraciously devours any reading material on the subject he can find. Kamil is also a hip hop head to the fullest, having fallen in love with the art form from the very first "a hip hop the hibby to the hibby the hip hip the hop" and tr808 beat. He promises to use his vast powers and knowledge only for the good of mankind.