April 25, 2011

USA: HTC Flyer now available for pre-order at Best Buy

The HTC Flyer, the WiFi version of the HTC Evo View 4G, will be exclusively offered by Best Buy in the US. Starting today, April 24th, Best Buy is already availabel for "pre-sale", probably meaning pre-orders. The tablet is already available for pre-order across the pond and today the US too gets it's share of the pre-order of it all stuff. HTC is putting a very lovable price on the WiFi only device, which will retail for $449.

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Why is the price lovable even if the tablet runs on just Android Gingerbread and not Honeycomb? First, HTC already promised that the tablet will be getting the Honeycomb update it deserves. Second, the tablet boasts a 32GB internal memory plus a microSD card slot that (even if they have not confirmed yet) will surely support up to 32GB of external storage. The device's specs are below.

HTC Flyer specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread 
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor (single-core)
  • HTC Sense
  • 7" (1024 x 600) TFT touch screen display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • microSD card support
    • Unknown support for memory (32GB is more likely)
  • 5MP rear facing camera
    • Autofocus
  • 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • GPS antenna
  • Sensors
    • Ambient Light Sensor
    • G-Sensor
    • Digital Compass
  • Interface
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microUSB 2.0 port (standard 12pin port)
  • Adobe Flash and HTML5 support
  • 4000 mAh battery

For more HTC Flyer press photos click here.

Press Release:

Statement: Best Buy Launches Pre-sale of Wi-Fi HTC Flyer
The pre-sale begins April 24. 
Best Buy today announced the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer™ will be available for pre-sale beginning April 24 in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores. Best Buy is exclusively launching the highly-anticipated Wi-Fi only version of the HTC Flyer tablet later this spring. It will retail for $499. 
"We are excited to be the only national store where you can pre-order and purchase the Wi-Fi version of the HTC Flyer," said Scott Anderson, head of merchandising for Best Buy Mobile. "There is a tremendous amount of excitement and curiosity about tablets in our stores and adding the HTC Flyer to the mix will drive even more interest." 
The HTC Flyer is a fast, portable, light-weight tablet that integrates the immersive and highly intuitive HTC Sense™ experience and enables content including videos, music, games and more to be easily accessed and enjoyed. 
For more information or to find a Best Buy or Best Buy Mobile standalone store in your area, visit www.bestbuy.com/mobileor www.BestBuyMobile.com.

Source: Endgadget 


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