Digitimes: 7-inch tablet prices will continue to fall as makers compete

Digitimes: 7-inch tablet prices will continue to fall as makers compete
According to sources close to tablet PC vendors, 7-inch devices will continue to see price drops as makers compete for share.

7-inch tablets do not have a baseline model like the iPad is for the 10-inch sector so tablet makers can continue to tweak pricing to attract first-time buyers with the smaller tablets.



In just a few months, the average price of 7-inch tablets has dived to $300 from $450, and that number is expected to fall much further now that Amazon has launched the $199 Kindle Fire.

ViewSonic has just released their latest, as well, the ViewPad 7e, which has a 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, Android 2.3.4 and a $200 price tag.

Amazon's Kindle Fire will start shipping on November 15th and has seen over 500,000 pre-orders already.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 20 Oct 2011 13:43
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  • 2 comments
  • ThePastor

    The real story will be when they start putting Ice Cream Sandwich on them.

    Unfortunately for them, all Blu-ray protections have been broken and BD rips can be found around the Internet, usually before the retail even hits shelves.

    20.10.2011 20:29 #1

  • gisin

    Canadian company has just released Kobo Vox 7" table with Android 2.3. Their ereaders seem to be tied to bookstore Chapters Indigo. I don't see it announced outside Canada.

    http://www.kobobooks.com/kobovox

    21.10.2011 10:28 #2

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