HTC has ordered a massive one million units of its forthcoming Flyer tablet computer, as it banks on its status as a go-to brand for Android phones to translate to the market for Honeycomb-powered slates.
According to Chinese site Commercial Times, HTC has ordered the units to ready to ship to retail in August, presumably so it lands with plenty of time to capitalise on the seasonal rush in Q4.
The site also claims that the Wi-Fi only version of the Flyer will sell for $600 – around £370 in Her Majesty's money- when bought sans contract. Previously, it was expected to retail at about £430.
That means it’ll significantly undercut its rivals in the Android tablet space, including the Motorola Xoom and the flagship Sammy slate, the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
And of course, it’s WAY cheaper than the iPad 2, too, despite Apple’s decision to keep pricing for the device in line with its first generation tablet.
Specs for the Flyer include a seven-inch LCD screen, Honeycomb out of the box, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and dual snappers for video calling.