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[Insider] HTC Flyer Tablet as low as RM199 from Maxis, with contract

Maxis announced the HTC Flyer(Tablet) and the HTC Desire S yesterday. Price and packages of the HTC Desire S can be found here.

Both HTC devices are exclusive to Maxis and the HTC Flyer will be available starting 12-May-2011 at a retail price of RM2499. Maxis claims that it will offer the HTC Flyer from RM199 but did not reveal the details of the mobile plans.

Sources told Malaysian Wireless that Maxis will probably not limit the number of units of the HTC Flyer that will be available starting at RM199. However at that price, it is believed that the mobile+data plans that comes together with the contract would probably cost a “bomb”.

Currently customers are required to sign up a Maxis Postpaid Plan(Value Plus 50, 80, 150, 250, 500) plus a Data Plan (500MB @ RM58, 1.5GB @ RM78 & 3GB @ RM88) when they buy a smartphone from Maxis with contract.

More details soon. In the mean time check out the HTC Flyer Android Tablet specs below:

  • Android 2.3 OS(Gingerbread)
  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 7-inch capacitive multi-touch sensitive TFT screen with 1024 X 600 resolution
  • 1 GB of RAM , 32 GB of internal storage and Micro SD memory card support
  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus on back side and front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Audio Playback: aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9) For Recording; .amr, .aac
  • Video Playback: 3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3), .xvid (MP4 ASP and MP3) For Recording; .3gp
  • Battery Capacity 4000 mAh Standby time up to 8 to 14 hours Video Playback up to 4 hours
  • Network: HSPA/WCDMA: 900/AWS/2100 MHz Upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps and download speed of up to 14.4 Mbps Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP for wireless stereo headsets,Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, micro USB 2.0
  • Internal GPS antenna with navigation system
  • GPS Sensors, Ambient light sensor, G-Sensor Digital compass, Accelerometer
  • Dimensions (LxWxT): 195.4 x 122 x 13.2 mm
  • Weight: Around 415 grams with battery

HTC Flyer Presentation & Demo Video:

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