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Amazon Planning Smaller, Cheaper Tablet

Category: Laptops / Tablets
Posted: 02:17PM

Amazon is planning to release a new tablet targeted at budget conscious consumers with a release "in time for this year’s holidays." The tablet will likely have a 6" screen with an expected price of just $50 which would "make it one of the least-expensive tablets on the market and half the price of the company’s current Fire HD 6-inch tablet." Further rumors indicate that Amazon will also release tablets with 8" and 10" screens, though pricing figures aren't speculated yet. The new tablet will be less feature packed than those currently available in the Fire line, though it remains unclear just what areas have been cut most to hit the $50 price target. In order to help cut costs, Amazon decided to outsource much of the work to "overseas firms including Shanghai Huaqin Telecom Technology Co. and Taiwan’s Compal Communications Inc." rather than using its Lab126 unit.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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ET3D on September 08, 2015 13:06
The natural thing to cut is the screen resolution. I hope that's not what happens.
Phil on September 10, 2015 14:20

50 bucks is pretty cheap.

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