The first Android tablet challengers from HTC and LG are available now at Carphone Warehouse, as Google’s challenge to the iPad’s supremacy steps up a notch.
Carphone is selling the Flyer from £25 per month on 24-month contract deal, plus an upfront charge of £129.99.
The Optimus Pad is also available from £25 per month, with a headline charge of £299.99.
In case you’ve been living under a rock in the tech netherworld, the Flyer features a seven-inch LCD screen, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
It’s also home to a rear mounted five-megapixel snapper, a secondary 1.3-megapixel camera at the front for video calling and stylus support for note-taking.
Somewhat disappointingly, however, it’ll only run Android 2.3 out the box – the version of Android devised for smartphones rather than the tablet optimised Honeycomb version.
The Optimus Pad by contrast packs Honeycomb from the get-go, an 8.9-inch screen, dual core Tegra 2 processor. It’s real USP though is 3D video playback and recording in HD via dual five-megapixel stereoscopic snappers mounted on the rear.