Best Buy announced on Thursday that it will be the exclusive retailer of the Wi-Fi HTC Flyer when it lands in stores and online on May 22nd. The Flyer is a 7-inch Android tablet with a 1.5GHz single core processor, a 4,000 mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, HDMI-out, Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a 5-megapixel camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. It was originally announced during Mobile World Congress in February, where we had a chance to get up close for a hands-on. Best Buy has not yet revealed how much the tablet will cost but with the 22nd three short days away, we won’t have long to wait to find out. Hit the jump for the full announcement. More →
More Bold news for those of you are anxiously waiting for RIM’s newest (though not so new globally) smartphone. The Bold has appeared on BestBuy.com and is going for a whopping $679.99 contract-free. Would any of you actually pay that? It’s likely going to cost less on AT&T without a contract, and of course only $299.99 with a 2-year inked deal. After doing some digging around, we’ve learned that some stores will likely be getting them in on the 29th at the soonest even though it popped up in their systems on October 26, the date we threw out there a few weeks ago. Over the weekend several of our tipsters told us the Bold had already landed in Best Buy stores, but it looks like not all locations received shipments and only few actually have floor demos. Still, if you can’t wait until November 4 you can probably snag one at your local Best Buy before week’s end!
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