If you can find it in a Best Buy store, the HTC Flyer is now $99

If you can find it in a Best Buy store, the HTC Flyer is now $99
UPDATE: No sooner had the ink dried on this story than Best Buy revealed that the $99 pricing is a mistake and the HTC Flyer is $299 as per the previous price cut announcement (see image below)

Just 5 days after cutting the price of the HTC Flyer to $299 from $499, Best Buy is taking another $200 off the 7 inch tablet bringing the price down to a stunning $99. By doing this, Best Buy undercuts the upcoming Amazon Kindle Fire which is being launched November 15th for $199.99 and has amassed pre-orders of 250,000 after 5 days.

According to the Best Buy web site, the unit cannot be ordered online as it is sold out at the moment. A link on the page allows you to check Best Buy stores for inventory.

The HTC Flyer offers HTC's Scribe Technology which lets you use a special stylus to write notes, draw pictures and even just scribble all over the screen. A single-core 1,5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is under the hood with a 5MP camera on back capturing video in 720p at 30fps. A 1.3MP front-facing camera lets you take self-portraits and video chat. 1GB of RAM is on board and the Best Buy web site shows 16GB of native storage on the tablet.

Announced by Amazon the other day, the Kindle Fire has captured the imagination of those who want to pay less for a tablet. Some analysts believe that the tablet will surpass the sales total of the Apple iPad even though it relies heavily on the cloud for content and storage. Amazon is selling the tablet for less than cost, expecting to make back more than the difference by selling apps, content and cloud based services. However, a $99 priced HTC Flyer might prove to be too much competition as Best Buy tries to extinguish the Fire.

source: BestBuy via AndroidCentral (1) (2)


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Flyer
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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11 Comments

1. philanthropissed

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Damn, I was about to go up there too.

2. kenosando

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I checked with my store. When they went to check inventory, a notice popped up about the pricing error on the site. Double whammy, they didn't have any in stock, and they wouldn't honor that price if they did. So ... no luck

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'M SO BUYING THIS!

4. KKK unregistered

PRANK !!

5. superguy

Posts: 445; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

They claimed a pricing error at the store I went to (Hanover, MD) and refused to sell it for anything but $299. Bunch of us showed up, all of us walked out empty handed.

6. bbyemployee unregistered

DO NOT GO INTO A BEST BUY...WE WILL NOT PRICE MATCH THE ONLINE PRICE. BEST BUY MADE A BOO BOO

7. juan unregistered

So mad, i actually went out to get one, and on my way there they posted the correction slip..

8. All right unregistered

Sorry guys, picked up 2 at best buy mobile. Sweet deal

9. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

I'm a little ticked off about the error, if it is in fact an error.

10. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

SO CHANGE THE HEADLINE ON THE STORY!!

11. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

nope they're not honoring it. we went to get one but nope

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