The word on the street is that HTC will be releasing its first Android tablet Flyer in India by the end of next month but the tablet will be available for preorder on April 24th (that’s this Sunday) for $499 with Best Buy as the exclusive seller.
The pre-sale begins April 24. Best Buy today announced the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer™ will be available for pre-sale beginning April 24 in all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores. Best Buy is exclusively launching the highly-anticipated Wi-Fi only version of the HTC Flyer tablet later this spring. It will retail for $499.
We have been able to snag 3G versions, the one about to come has Wi-Fi. The Flyer features a 7 inch (1024 x 600) display and aluminum body, powered by Qualcomm 1.5 GHz processor. Although on the downside it runs on Gingerbread with a heavily customized HTC Sense interface, but company is expected to release Honeycomb update for the tablet. As the Sprint version of the tablet Evo View is being launch with Honeycomb pre-installed.
Coming to the pricing, company is expected to launch the 32 GB/3G version in India for INR 35,000, which seems normal considering Samsung Galaxy Tab’s launch price was INR 38,000. But, we would expect the price to go down similar to Galaxy Tab.