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HTC Flyer spotted on Amazon Germany priced at 669 euros ($904 U.S. dollars)

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HTC Flyer spotted on Amazon Germany priced at 669 euros ($904 U.S. dollars)
As we reported yesterday, HTC introduced its first tablet, the HTC Flyer. While the tablet will have a 7 inch screen, a 1.5GHz single core processor and be powered by Android 2.4, those specs may not allow the HTC Flyer to compete directly with other tablets like the Motorola XOOM or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Besides the bigger 10.1 screen that both tablets offer, the latter two devices both are powered by Android 3.0.

And while the HTC Flyer does have a capacitive display that allows for multi-touch and the use of a pen, is that feature enough to justify pricing the tablet at 669 euros?  Amazon Germany thinks so and has priced the tablet at that figure which works out to $904 U.S. dollars. But so far, 7 inch tablets have had difficulty competing with the Apple iPad, even at lower price points. The 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab could not eat into the iPad's market share, so the Korean based manufacturer decided to go with a larger screen with its upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. With a 10.1 inch screen, Samsung will be able to compete with both the Motorola XOOM and the Apple iPad.

With all of the competitive pressure leaning on the HTC Flyer such as the smaller screen, the lack of Honeycomb under the hood and the use of  a single-core processor (albeit a 1.5GHz chip), can these disadvantages be overcome? How about if the tablet is priced at $904 U.S. dollars? With the Motorola XOOM getting priced at $799 for an unsubsidized version as we told you today, that price differential might be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back, forcing Amazon to re-think its pricing of the tablet.

source: TabletBlog (translated) via electronista

Amazon Germany is selling the just introduced HTC Flyer tablet for 669 euros, the equivalent of $904 U.S. dollars

Amazon Germany is selling the just introduced HTC Flyer tablet for 669 euros, the equivalent of $904 U.S. dollars





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posted on 17 Feb 2011, 03:47

1. Goldeneye (Posts: 360; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Wow those tablets are just getting ridiculous with their pricetags, but looks that there are are enough stupid people buying them just to look cool, I mean how in the world they wanna compete against Apple in the tablets market with those stupid prices, all they're doing is make Apple look better every time a new tablet is launched, Steve must be laughing his ass off, seriously!

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 11:53

2. masood jamily (unregistered)


This has to be a joke. I would rather buy the BlackBerry Playbook.

I have waited so long for the flyer, and now only has single core processor and no honeycomb. i think they really need to think about their competition.

It is just disappointing what HTC is doing.

posted on 02 Mar 2011, 12:02

3. masood jamily (unregistered)


I have the EVO 4G right now and I absolutely love it. I mean HTC makes some of the best handsets in the market but some of the decisions just don't make sense to me. I know they the new HSPA technology that supposed to be faster but how much is that going to affect the 1.5Ghz processor. Another issue is the battery and its life cycle. I don't really c are for Apple products but let's face the fact, Apple kicks ass with their products all together. i think for me the battery cycle is the main factor in buying a device.

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