HTC Flyer 1 Million Units Already Ordered: iPad 2 Face Rivalry

On announcement of the HTC Flyer (dubbed a tablet for the whole family) back in January, it became apparent quite quickly that this would be a big contender against the likes of some of the big team players. As well as reporting on a packed list of specifications, it seems HTC have managed to get the price right by aiming it in the middle between iPad’s base level model and that of the more expensive top range Samsung Galaxy Tablet listed from $650 up to the high end model of $900.

Before we refresh you with what features and pricing you can expect to find, an updated piece of news came through today, basically confirming all our initial thoughts on how successful the Flyer would actually be. According to Edwin Kee over at Ubergizmo, in terms of sales, units are expected to fly (excuse the pun) off retailer shelves, with indications already showing that one million units of the new tablet have been ordered.

In terms of pricing, Commercial Times in China has based the Flyer price at being at around the $600 mark, which falls in line with news we gave you at the tail end of February. At that time the Android 2.3 Flyer had been spotted on a German retailer site listing the WiFi version up for pre-order, at a cost of €499 converting to ($686).

We still have to point out that at this stage, an official release date has not been confirmed, up until now a date in Q2 was looking likely, but with news of a huge number of units already pre-ordered devicemag.com has estimated the arrival time as being August.

For your money, you can expect to get a 7-inch tablet with 1024×600 pixels, 32GB of onboard storage, HTC Sense User Interface, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, front 1.3 megapixel camera and rear 5 megapixel, as well as not forgetting HTC Scribe allowing you to draw and write over web pages and photos.

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