Chinese manufactuers in Shenzhen have been producing $99 tablets worth buying for the past 6-8 months and now it seems that ASUS and Google think they can too. Digitimes is claiming that the duo are working on two new Nexus tablets the first is a thinner version of the current $199 Nexus 7 and the second will be a new $99 model.
The display is the biggest differenctiator when it comes to tablets dropping into this price range, so it’s going to be interesting to see what HannStar Display comes up with, as they are the rumored supplier. It’s a very interesting play since $99 is often thought of as the magic price point that makes purchase decisions far less difficult for consumers.
The Mini iPad is also rumored to be hitting the street for the holiday season at a $249 price point, the game is a foot, let’s see how Apple does when it faces some stiff competition.