The HTC Flyer has launched in the US via Best Buy, the company that sells HTC’s first Android tablet in its Wi-Fi-only version. The price being asked has so far been $499.99, but with a catch. See, one of the main selling points of HTC’s tablet is the stylus that the company has created especially for this tablet. Thanks to the Flyer’s active digitizer, it can accept stylus input, and the stylus is even pressure sensitive. HTC always remembers to mention the stylus as one of the key differentiating factors of its tablet compared to the competition.
However, up until now, if you wanted to get both the tablet and the stylus, at least in the US, you had two options – either buy from Best Buy and pay almost $580 for the combined package (since it priced the stylus separately at $79.99), or go to Sprint and pick up an HTC Evo View 4G tablet, which is essentially a rebranded Flyer for Sprint, and comes with the stylus free of charge.
But now there’s another way. Best Buy, HTC, or both seem to have come to their senses and now you can get the Wi-Fi-only Flyer for $499.99 – stylus included. That’s $80 cheaper than before, so for those of you who really wanted to use that stylus this is very good news (unless you already paid $580 for the tablet and stylus). And even those who are after a Flyer but are indifferent to the stylus may find some uses for it. And hey, since it’s now basically free, why not?
So if you want to get a Wi-Fi-only HTC Flyer with free stylus in the US, head over to Best Buy and place your order.