HTC Flyer – WiFi version for £479.99

HTC Flyer   WiFi version for £479.99The WiFi-only HTC Flyer has hit the PC World website and is priced up at £479.99. That’s £120 cheaper than the 3G version.

We caught a demo of the HTC Flyer and the Scribe technology during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Check this story for all the details and a hands-on video. It has a 7″ 1024×600 multi-touch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread at the moment, but it will be getting an upgrade to Honeycomb soon), 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS and all the usual sensors.

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  • Still seems expensive to me for a 7″ tablet not running Android 3.0 Honeycomb. I reckon HTC are using this as a public test run of their software prior to a proper 10″ Honeycomb tablet in 6 months time (perhaps after a software upgrade by Google)

  • Anonymous

    It’s a belated April fool right? That price just has to be. Few buy phones at full price but plenty would tablets.

  • Knedjo

    has anyone actually read reviews of XOOM and G-Slate?? Honeycomb is one lazy sluggish OS at present state! No one can really point out reason why – is it lack of graphics power from the GPU, is it lack of optimization for CPU (remind me of sluggish complaints for LG’s 2X that’s also based on Tegra2)

    So add to this disastrous state of Honeycomb dedicated apps on the market I’m asking you what’s the point of Honeycomb except hype and buzz??

    From the video above HTC Flayer truly fly!! It’s fluid and works like a charm (here’s new name proposal for their upcoming products)

    • Craig Bradshaw

      I can only disagree with the severity of your response, but not the overarching comment. The fact is people that buy a device running Honeycomb now will still, for my money, get a good experience, albeit with bugs. Techies however will have purchased a Honeycomb device awaiting the updates that are sure to follow.

      The curse of being an early adopter I suppose. iOS certainly wasn’t perfect at it’s initial launch…they started very small (no copy and paste?) and slowly built. Google is trying to jump into the Tablet market quickly…so expect some hiccups along the way.

  • Martin

    That is far too expensive for a 16gb tablet. Everything has to be compared to the ipad :( and the 16gb ipad is but £399, for £479 you can get the 32gb. This pad my well have a 1.5gig processor, but £479 is far too expensive.

  • This price means that HTC will have a big fat white elephant on their hands……..shame as I would have had one if it was cheaper….