When the news broke that the Digital Pen would be sold independently of the HTC Flyer, it wasn't well received. While this is one of the more unique features of the Flyer, its lack of comparable hardware to other Android-powered tablets, along with the $500 price tag plus another $80 for the stylus, was just asking a bit much.

However, you can now stroll into Best Buy and pick up the Flyer and the Digital Pen for a combined price of $500. We're not entirely sure what prompted this price drop - perhaps Flyer sales have been lower than expected and the double-B wanted to offer some encouragement to those who are on the fence. Either way, this is the pricing scheme that should've been in place right out of the gate.

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If you're still questioning whether the Flyer is worth five-hundred big ones, then here's the promo video to remind you of how cool this little ultra-portable machine actually is.

[Best Buy via Liliputing]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Nocturnhabeo

    man if it was just a little cheaper I would.... but I don't quite need this D:

  • http://htcsensationblog.com/ bebe

    good price with pen ! :D

  • Marc

    I got my transformer for 399. Granted, I did pay for the dock later, but for not much more I got a ten inch tablet running honeycomb, and the best netbook ever made. I love HTC, but I just don't see why I would ever pay 500.

  • JH

    Shame that it's not the same price leve in Europe. The european price for the HTC Flyer is close to highway robbery.
    I might consider buying it in the US - does anyone know if the Flyer at Best Buy is fixed at US setings? i.e. language, etc.

    • Casey

      No JH it isn't, you can choose your language. I just got my free flyer in the mail and was able to choose it all.