HTC Flyer 16GB Tablet Price Drops To £400

HTC has cut the price for the 16GB version of the HTC Flyer WiFi only to less than £400, possibly because of the forthcoming launch of its bigger 10-inch brother, the HTC Puccini.

Phones4U stocks the device at that price while others, like Dixons, have yet to cut down from its official suggested retail price of £480. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi only can be bought for under £270.

A 32GB 3G version of the tablet is available from Amazon for £565, which is still way too expensive for a tablet whose main selling point is a digital pen.

The HTC Flyer has to put up not only with the ever-so-popular Apple iPad 2 but also with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab which doesn't have the HTC Flyer Scribe, Android Gingerbread or 32GB onboard storage.

It does however come with a £299 price tag, the ability to make and receive calls as well as texts, a very broad user base with hacks and improvements readily available as well as a large number of cheap official accessories.

One should therefore not be surprised to see that despite some great specifications like a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, 1GB RAM and a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel screen, the HTC Flyer doesn't appear to be selling as well as other competitors like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer (at least on Amazon).