Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 7th Apr 2011 22:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless sent us in an Android 2.2 tablet, the MID M80003W. They recently populated their store with a number of cheap tablets, so we thought it was a good idea to see what one could expect from these products that seem to have flooded the market recently.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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I'll admit, the ipad's price point is impressive. Doubly impressive because its apple, a name not frequently associated with the cheapest devices.

There are a couple things that may be going on that limit the ability of competitors to beat them on price for equivalent devices.

1) Suppliers love being associated with apple and they know that Apple will make and sell units. Anyone have similar confidence in any other tablet maker? I wouldn't.

2) Subsidized hardware. Apple may be taking less profit than they normally do for products. Strategically, it makes sense. They'll cut off the competitors air before they even start. When hardware comes down in price, they won't have to reduce prices because there won't be much to compete with. Then they can recoup some dev costs.

As you can tell by my comment history, I'm not often a praiser of Apple for many reasons. But, honestly, the ipad is brilliant software, hardware and business. Still not going to buy one though, its the MID for me!

BTW: Great review Eugenia. Its a good product to review, and I think you did a great job with it.

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