HTC Flyer to cost $980 in the UK, to have a similar price everywhere?

HTC Flyer to cost $980 in the UK, to have a similar price everywhere?
UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has made the flagship HTC tablet - the Flyer - available for pre-order for $980 (£599.99).

Of course, this is the off-contract price for the 3G version of the tablet. The HTC Flyer is set to offer a 7-inch screen, 1.5GHz single-core processor, two cameras, 1024MB of RAM and 32GB built-in storage among other goodies.

It's officially announced that the tab will be powered by Gingerbread at launch, but a Honeycomb update is anticipated to refresh the Flyer experience at some point in the future. Moreover, it utilizes the unique Scribe technology that allows you to use a digital pen to draw and write (among other things) on the tablet's screen.

It seems the 3G version of the HTC Flyer is to cost around $980 in most parts of the world, as a report coming from Germany mentioned similar price. It's officially confirmed that the tablet will be a Best Buy exclusive in the US.

source: Carphone Warehouse via Android Community


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9 Comments

1. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

At anywhere near that price it will fail miserably

3. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Agreed. That price = failed product.

2. abit unregistered

599 pounds in the UK or 669 Euros in Germany. So, most likely, off contract this thing will cost either $599 or $699 (if from Best Buy who seems to like jacking up the retail price of a off-contract cellular device, $699 seems plausible). That makes more sense than doing an exchange rate conversion. Of course I could be wrong and HTC has gone crazy if they price the thing at $999 off contract.

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

There are Value Added Taxes that are pushing up the price in the U.K. The Flyer is not going to be priced at U.K. levels in the U.S. I would look at where he BB/RIM PlayBook is priced in the U.S. for guidance on where the Flyer is priced in the U.S. No way no how is the Flyer going to be priced at $980 in the U.S. If they do price it at that level, it will have as much sales success as the Xoom. HTC doesn't strike me as being stupid.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

exactly doug. VAT taxes and other things make things drastically more expensive in brittain than in america. Ours will be cheaper when adjusted. I would assume like the standard 600-700 off contract. The good news is Obama is again trying to push for a VAT tax here.. soooo.. who's for it!!?!? wooo hoo!!

6. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Android tablets are getting ridiculous price wise, they need to start from the low end make a name and get Android OS better known to the average Joe, then maybe can compete against a huge brand called Apple, and yes I'm an Android fan, but average people don't care/know about dual cores, RAM, etc. All they're doing is making look Apple better and better every time a new tablet is launched, plus let's face it, crasftsmanship, and quality in materials used by Apple are unmatched and that plays a big role in the business.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

apple uses glass and aluminum. how is that different than many android tablets? also, if android tablets were priced too low, people would think they were budget items. people want the ipad because its expencive. They think that means the best. Its a proven fact about retail. If it came out priced at 200 bux it wouldnt have the "aura" surrounding it.

8. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Craftsmanship unmatched period, put the xoom next to the iPad and you'll see feel what I'm talkin about

9. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

Also ask Hyundai how long it took them to price their cars similar to Honda/Toyota

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