The HP TouchPad and Kindle Fire have created a domino effect in tablet prices. Best Buy permanently dropped the HTC Flyer to $300 on Saturday to compete with the low cost Amazon tablet. That's $200 less than its normal $500 asking price. The 7-inch 16GB Flyer is available at Best Buy stores and online at Bestbuy.com.
RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook also received a temporary price cut from Best Buy on Thursday. The 16GB RIM tablet is now $300, the 32GB version is $400, and the 64GB model was dropped to $500. The PlayBook sale ends on October 8.