The HTC Flyer tablet is possibly one of the best Android alternatives to the Apple iPad — right up there with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. However, every Android tablet available right now — no matter how good — is struggling to compete with Apple’s device. It’s no surprise, then, that retailers are reducing them left, right and center.

The latest reduction comes from Best Buy, which has just reduced HTC’s 7-inch tablet to just £329.99 (approx. $537). That price applies to the 16GB Wi-Fi-only model, which was previously £480 (approx. $780), meaning you save a cool £150 (approx. $244). The offer ends on September 21, 2011.

Despite the fact that the Flyer only runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the time being, as opposed to Honeycomb, HTC’s first tablet is great one, and our own Noah Kravitz had a lot of good things to say about it in his review. Here’s its full list of specifications:

HTC Flyer Specs

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 7-inch TFT touchscreen (1024 x 600)
  • 1.5GHz single-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB of built-in memory
  • microSD expansion slot
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • 1.3-megapixel forward-facing camera
  • Built-in GPS
  • 720p video recording

At £329.99, the Flyer is finally cheaper than the iPad 2, which I think is important for a device that has a significantly smaller display. I hate to constantly compare every tablet with the iPad, but that’s what they’re all competing with right now. No one makes a tablet to compete with the Galaxy Tab or the BlackBerry PlayBook; they make one to compete with the iPad.

I think this reduction is sure to make for a boost in sales for HTC’s device, and like the TouchPad some weeks ago, could lead to a more permanent price drop.

Will you be picking up a reduced HTC Flyer?

[via Android Central]