The HTC Flyer isn’t the newest tablet on the block anymore, and it hasn’t been for many months. As such, it’s almost a given that it would receive price cuts, as it approaches the end of its life. We’ve seen these things happen particularly often in the UK, where HTC’s first tablet went for as low as £199.
Yet if you’re in the US and don’t mind purchasing a refurbished product, this offer is way better. See, Buy.com now sells refurb HTC Flyer units for just $199.99. That’s mind-bogglingly cheap for a tablet made by one of the ‘big’ mobile device makers. And it comes with a 45-day return policy and 90-day manufacturer warranty to ease your pain of buying refurbished. Oh, and shipping is free.
The HTC Flyer will arrive at your doorstep running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a tablet-optimized version of Sense UI atop. That said, the update to Android Honeycomb may be waiting for you when you first power the tablet up. And even if it doesn’t, HTC’s Sense UI does a little bit to alleviate the pains of using an operating system designed for phones on a tablet.
The HTC Flyer has a 7-inch 1024×600 touchscreen, a 1.5 GHz single-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage space, a 5 MP autofocus rear camera with 720p HD video recording, a 1.3 MP secondary front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 4,000 mAh battery.