Confirmed: HTC Flyer Available Today. Live Session Next Week?

Updated on 13 May 2011 by

Its true! You’ might have heard about it at Slashgear, Engadget or The Unwired but I’ve made a few phone calls and sure enough, there’s stock available in Europe. The HTC Flyer could be in your hands in 24hrs.

Full specifications, links, videos  updated in our product page.

The HTC Store in the UK has the 3G version available for order today. Its £599.99 . I called Expansys, who run the store and they confirmed stock. I’m close to ordering one for a live session next week.
Update: It’s ordered! I’m looking at Tuesday 2100 CEST for the live session. Stay tuned for more details.

Brightpoint are distributing in Germany and you should see the online stores get stock over the weekend as it gets distributed. Look out for it in carrier shops (likely T-Mobile, Vodafone) on Monday.

It’s not clear if the  Magic Pen (ST D500) is included but I wouldn’t expect it based on recent news.
Update: Expansys say it’s in the box: “Box content: Pouch PO S580, Data cable, Magic Pen ST D500”

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Based on the popularity of this one, I’m prepared to go out and buy it for an intensive review. BUT, for the live review event I want to test Ustream pay-per-view. I’ll set the bar at $1.50 which allows you to view the ad-free live stream and chat (also behind paywall.) It will be a 2hr+ session and if you’ve been in a live session with us before, you’ll know we usually find all the warts! The session will be recorded too and put up on YouTube (free) after the live session along with the show notes. Why pay-wall? Because if it works, we can finance more devices for more live sessions and reviews. $1.50 isn’t a bad price to pay to get an independent advisor answering your questions is it?

Either way, let us know if you’re interested in this one. Or are you waiting for the Iconia A100 or Viewpad?

8 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve says:

    From what I have read, here in the states at least, the stylus will come with the tablet from most retailers. To date it looks like Best Buy is the only retailer that will be selling the stylus separately. Still it won’t hurt to double check before you buy.

  2. chippy says:

    Just confirmend, article updated: “Box content: Pouch PO S580, Data cable, Magic Pen ST D500”

  3. tHe-BiNk says:

    Price is very high compared to the Tab P1000. You almost pay 300 euro/pound for the pen-function. That’s a lot, but no competitors, that can do the same, so a unique product.

  4. chippy says:

    Price of tab was 699 at launch! In one month it dropped about 20%. In 6 months it dropped 50%. It’s expensive today because idiots like me but them ;-)

  5. chippy says:

    UPdate: I ordered the Flyer. Stay tuned for live session info.

  6. Juan Chulilla says:

    I am almost decided to buy this thing. I really appreciate your review in advance, since my only doubt is if pen is enough responsive or if it has an appreciable lag. some prior reviews point out the last, so your review is going to be decisive for me in one sense or another. Most probably I’ll buy it, but it doesn’t harm to wait for a couple of days

  7. htc flyer 7_Guy says:

    At this stage the HTC flyer is merely a decent tablet with a stylish desgin. With a Few tweaks here and there before its final release, however,it has the potential to be a far more impressive machine

  8. Mike Cane says:

    I have been monitoring YouTube for videos of this. I’m very interested to see what the benchmarks are versus both the Samsung Galaxy Tab as well as that Acer Iconia you have. Despite it not having a pen in the US, this interests me just as a 7″ pen-less Andy tablet.

    Also, I want a REAL SPECIFIC PDF TEST done in the live session. So MAKE SURE you have bloody Adobe Reader X APK and load it on to it! I will email you the test PDF separately.

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