HTC WiFi Flyer Best Buy US: Pre-Order In Advance

Right from initial rumors that HTC were indeed bringing out a new tablet deemed to be a real contender against of course the iPad 2, PlayBook, Xoom and so on, we have been bringing you up to speed with snippets of news. From official specs right through to suggested price, retailers and of course possible release date.

It has been reported from Slashgear that the official Best Buy pre-order date in America for the WiFi Flyer will be that of April 25th. In terms of the UK and European market, news from the HTC event that took place recently in London announced the release date of May 9th with some retailers such as Carphone Warehouse and Clove with pre-order pages already set up.

In relation to price, Best Buy will be selling the WiFi device for $499 with UK outlets such as the 2 listed above selling it for in the region of £599 although this isn’t official.

Specs wise, the Android tablet will run with 2.3 Gingerbread OS which to some may be a little disappointing but it makes up for it with the new Sense UI and use of HTC Scribe allowing a stylus to be used. As well as this the 7-incher will include 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded with microSD card, 1.5GHz Qualcomm single core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera and so on.

Tell us what you think about the new Flyer, should Apple be worried about this one? Are you tempted by the HTC?