Carphone Warehouse has cut the price of the cheaper HTC Flyer, the 16GB version without 3G, from £479 to £329, while the dearer 3G model with 32GB storage has gone down from £599.99 to £449.99.
The price drop is potentially happening only a few days before the official launch of the HTC Puccini, the 10-inch version of the HTC Flyer, which is set to take place next week in London.
The tablet, which is a 7-inch model, comes with a Scribe capacitive stylus which allows the user to write directly on the screen itself; the Flyer is currently the only mainstream tablet that allows you to do so.
It is powered by a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM system on chip clocked at 1.5GHz, has 1GB RAM, a five megapixel rear camera, a 1024x600 pixel screen resolution, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Wi-Fi, a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera, HTC's own Watch media services with the HTC Sense UI & a free Evernote account as well.
It seems fairly likely that the drop in price has been motivated by the upcoming launch of the Puccini, which will be a bigger alternative to the HTC Flyer which may cause some issues with regards to HTC's tablet pricing strategy.