That's right, folks - HTC's much-anticipated first Android tablet is up for grabs at Best Buy stores across the U.S. right now. You can pick one of the Wi-Fi only tablets up (note: no stylus included) for a mere $500. A stylus will costs you $80 (yikes), should you so desire one. But consider yourself warned - the Flyer doesn't support handwriting recognition at this point in time, though you could still presumably do all sorts of fun artsy things with it.

How do we know it's on sale? Our man on the street (or in the building, rather), Brad Ganley, snapped a shot of a Flyer demo unit at his local Best Buy:


What's the Flyer packing?

  • 7" LCD display (600x1024)
  • 1.5GHz single-core Qualcomm processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard internal storage
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread w/ HTC Sense (with several tablet-specific apps)
  • 5MP rear / 1.3MP front cameras
  • Optional digital stylus ($80 extra)

The Flyer has received rave reviews from the likes of Engadget, but with Wi-Fi only, a 7" display, single core, no included stylus, and Gingerbread (though Honeycomb will be coming soon), is $500 something people will be willing to stomach? It's a tough sell - but you do get a product that's a lot more polished (and well-built) than a Galaxy Tab 7, so maybe the price tag really is justified.

Have you picked up a Flyer today? How do you like it? Was your Best Buy sold out? We want to hear what's going down with the Flyer situation at your local Best Buy - let us know in the comments.