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HTC Flyer Wi-Fi-only Android tablet available to pre-order in Germany

Looking forward to getting your hands on HTC's Flyer tablet? So are we. It looks like a Wi-Fi-only version of the Android slate will be on the way to the UK sooner rather than later.

Looking forward to getting your hands on HTC's Flyer tablet? So are we. It looks like a Wi-Fi-only version of the Android slate will be on the way to the UK sooner rather than later, after it popped up for pre-orders on German site CyberPort.

The site is selling the device for €499 (£425), which as Unwired View notes, is a big discount on the €669 (£570) that Amazon's German site is planning to sell the 3G version of the Flyer.

These being pre-order prices, they may change of course. If CyberPort's price is accurate, though, it hints that the Flyer's Wi-Fi-only model may come in around the £425 mark when it launches in the UK.

The Flyer is HTC's first tablet, with a 1.4GHz single-core processor and a 7-inch screen with 1,024x768-pixel resolution. It comes with a stylus to jab the screen with and scribble notes, although traditional finger-touching works fine as well.

Its one possible shortcoming is it's expected to ship with Android 2.4 Gingerbread, rather than the tablet-focused Android 3.0 Honeycomb software. The Flyer will get an upgrade to the new OS, hopefully sooner rather than later, although we thought HTC has done a good job with a tablet version of its Sense interface.

Interested in the HTC Flyer? How big a deal is the lack of Honeycomb out of the box, and will you be opting for the Wi-Fi model, or the 3G one? Let us know your thoughts by posting a comment.