Best Buy has announced today that it would be selling the subsidized HTC Flyer just only for $299 giving $200 off from the actual price of $499 from today on wards. According to the price reduction it is becoming more obvious that device manufacturers are calculating their pricing revisions more often based on incoming devices or technology moves. Recently we have seen that Amazon had introduced their version of Android Tablet Kindle Fire just for $299 which is a scaled down version of Android with limited features but still the initial price tag makes the difference. Blackberry PlayBook had also reduced $200 and also in the past we had seen a move from HP dumping WebOS and TouchPad with a price tag of $99. But this trend of price reductions for the sake of new high end entrants is indeed a welcome note of Tablet Buyers due to reasonable price tags.
HTC Flyer Boot Loader unlocking is already available and reviewed couple of weeks ago which opens new horizons for customization and also soon final version of Honeycomb will be released for HTC Flyer.
The official press release says,
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30, 2011 – Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), a leading retailer of consumer technology products, today announced it is reducing the price of the HTC Flyer from $499.99 to $299.99 starting Saturday, Oct. 1. Customers can take advantage of this permanent lower price online at BestBuy.com and at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores nationwide.
The HTC Flyer is a fast, portable, light-weight tablet that integrates the immersive and highly intuitive HTC Sense(TM) experience and enables content including videos, music, games and more to be easily accessed and enjoyed. The 7-inch (measured diagonally) tablet operates on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and comes loaded with 16GB of memory.
Best Buy is advancing growth of the tablet category by combining the most tablets under one roof1 with a shopping experience that allows customers to easily try and compare devices. The retailer is committed to delivering superior value and convenience by presenting a full line of accessories with each device, along with exclusive advantages such as tablet selection and connections support from specially trained Best Buy Blue Shirts, financing options, Reward Zone points, and tablet trade-in and Buy Back programs. For more information about these programs and tablets at Best Buy, visitwww.bestbuy.com or www.bestbuy.com/tablets.
About Best Buy Co., Inc.
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is a leading multi-channel global retailer and developer of technology products and services. Every day our employees – 180,000 strong – are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that enable easy access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun. We are keenly aware of our role and impact on the world, and we are committed to developing and implementing business strategies that bring sustainable technology solutions to our consumers and communities. For information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com.
1 Based on a comparison to National Retailers as of June 11, 2011.
Best Buy Public Relations
(612) 291-4812 or Jeremy.Baier@BestBuy.com
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