The slightly less awesome Wifi-only version of HTC’s newest installment of Android device, the Flyer tablet, is now up for pre-order via Germany’s Cyberport retailer. The listing they’ve got up details the 7-inch slate’s 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen that includes active stylus (for all your drawings!) as well as Android 2.4 Gingerbread with customized Sense overlay, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, and a complete lack of 3G/HSPA connection. On the other hand, this version that includes no contract at all, leaving you free and clear forever, will run you only €499 ($686).
This price puts this version of the Flyer in indirect competition with Amazon Germany which has the HSPA version of the same device for €669 ($920). This Wifi version includes Wifi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, one of the two of which you’ll be using to get online via a nearby internet hotspot. Of course all versions of the Flyer also include a 1.3-megapixel front facing webcam, a fat 4,000 mAh battery, and 32GB of internal storage. The release of this Wifi version of the tablet, we’re told directly from HTC, will be coming out very soon after the 3G model – exactly how soon is still unknown.
Take a peek at our demo video of the HTC Flyer we filmed at Mobile World Congress 2011. It’s a smooth looking device to be sure. Is it worth almost a G? That’s for you to decide – it also depends greatly on how much the device will end up costing once it gets to the USA, if it ever does.