Cheap Android tablets are expected at a price point as low as $99. A recent report speculates that such budget slates might land towards the third quarter of the year. The claim is based on the fact that manufacturers are now apparently competing in the price department.
ASUS recently announced its MeMo Pad HD 7 slate which goes for as low as $129 (for the 8GB storage version). The report claims that such move might force other OEMs to lower the price of future Android tablets. $99 is expected to be the target threshold. With first-tier brand vendors fighting to lower the price, “white-box tablet players are also expected to be impacted by first-tier vendors’ price competition starting September”, claims said report.
This brings us to the question: would you prefer low-end, cheap Android tablets, a fairly priced mid-ranger, or an expensive flagship/premium slate?