iPad 2 Rival Alert : HTC Flyer Down To £193

HTC is gradually clearing out stocks of its former flagship tablet, the Flyer, with daily deals specialist iBood currently selling the 7-inch tablet for £193 until tonight.

The fact that HTC hasn't announced any replacement for the tablet at Mobile World Congress this year means that this form factor is likely to play a smaller role in HTC's portfolio in 2012.

As for the Flyer, it originally retailed for around £500 when it was launched in the UK and packed a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip clocked at 1.5GHz, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, a 7-inch 1,024 by 600 pixels display, a five megapixel rear camera and a front facing HD ready one plus Android 2.3 Gingerbread, HTC Sense and HTC Scribe technology.

The tablet - which was also available as a 3G 32GB model - was the first to come with a capacitive stylus, something which the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Note 10.1 later adopted.

Rivals to the HTC Flyer include the Amazon Kindle Fire (when it goes on sale in the UK), the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the Archos/Arnova tablet series as well as models from Ainol and Huawei.

Source : iBood