Just a couple of days ago Amazon introduced the $199.99 Kindle Fire, a 7-inch slate running Android, though you certainly wouldn't know that just by looking at it. If you're in the market for a 7-inch slate but would prefer something that features a version of Android that's a tad more traditional, Best Buy may have just the deal for you. The big-box retailer announced today that beginning October 1st, it's cutting the price of the HTC Flyer from $499.99 to $299.99 both in-store and online.
Want a Flyer spec refresher? This HTC-made slate features a 7-inch 1024x600 touchscreen, 1.5GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel shooter around front, 16GB storage, and Android 2.3 beneath the Sense UI. HTC has said that it's working on an update to Honeycomb for the Flyer, which we got a peek at earlier this month thanks to an RUU (Rom Upgrade Utility) leak. The question is, now that the Flyer's had its price slashed by $200, are you more interested in picking one up than you were yesterday despite the fact that it's no longer the new kid on the Android tablet block?
Best Buy® Offers $299 HTC Flyer Tablet Starting Oct. 1
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30, 2011 - Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), a leading retailer of consumer technology products, today announced it is reducing the price of the HTC Flyer from $499.99 to $299.99 starting Saturday, Oct. 1. Customers can take advantage of this permanent lower price online at BestBuy.com and at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores nationwide.
The HTC Flyer is a fast, portable, light-weight tablet that integrates the immersive and highly intuitive HTC Sense(TM) experience and enables content including videos, music, games and more to be easily accessed and enjoyed. The 7-inch (measured diagonally) tablet operates on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and comes loaded with 16GB of memory.
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