HTC is banking on the success of their inaugural tablet in unprecedented fashion. The tech giant has reportedly ordered one million units for August 2011 availability. According to the Chinese news outlet Commercial Times, the HTC Flyer will be priced around $600, cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab but more expensive than the entry level iPad 2 set to debut later this week.
A introductory order of one million units is certainly a good sign for HTC fans hoping to pick up their own Flyer this summer as is the $600 price point. Unfortunately without confirmation from HTC on either the release date or pricing, this information is speculation at best. Track records aside, assuming HTC follows through with an August release and the aforementioned pricing, would you consider the switch to a smaller, 7-inch display? Keeping in mind the Motorola Xoom and Apple iPad 2 should be widely available by the end of March, is August too far down the road to keep you interested in the HTC Flyer? Let us know in the comments.