HTC Flyer Tablet Being Discounted To £299.95

HTC may be in the process of clearing out existing stocks of the Flyer both Wi-Fi only and 3G, as prices have fallen to £299.95 and £399.95 respectively at thesmartphonecentre.

The cheaper model comes with 16GB RAM and no 3G option, while the more expensive one doubles the amount of onboard storage and adds 3G.

Both share the same basic specification, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, a 7-inch 1024x600 pixel capacitive screen, 1GB RAM, a microSD card slot, USB, a 4000mAh battery with around 6.5 hours usage time, a five megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front one, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with HTC Sense UI, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0.

But what sets it apart from the rest of the competition - until the arrival of the Galaxy Note - is a special capacitive pen that allows users to write directly on the tablet as they would do on paper.

The Flyer also comes with HTC Watch, which is a proprietary video on demand service from the Taiwanese company.

The tablet was launched earlier this year during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and originally carried suggested selling prices similar to that of the iPad 2.