HTC Flyer and Research in Motion's BlackBerry Playbook are two of the latest makers to give their tablets a price cut-down. From the previous $499.99 price tag, Flyer is now sold at $299.99 at Best Buy. That's a $200 difference from the old price. RIM also had a major price reduction of the same amount to all of its three versions.
Compared with the other tablets, many conclude that the new Amazon Fire is going to be less powerful. However, with its low price and considerably fine quality, experts believe that it will be the computer tablet of the masses.
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“The new Amazon Kindle is yet to come out. However, more or less 50 000 pre-orders of the new device had already been made. And many believe that its low price has got something big to do with it. In fact, it might had even started a low-price tablet trend.”
“Set to be officially launched on November 15, Amazon will sell Kindle Fire at $199 price tag. That's basically ten dollars cheaper than its production cost. And if compared with iPad's price, there is an almost 50% difference between them.”
“Probably sensing that Amazon Kindle will knock them out with its low-price strategy, other tablet makers are quick to make a move. To be able to compete, HTC Flyer and RIM BlackBerry Playbook are getting a major price reduction. Flyer's new price is $299.99. On the other hand, Best Buy is giving their consumers a $200 discount for all three RIM versions.”
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“Tablet-makers and retailers are reacting fast to the low, low sticker price on Amazon's new Kindle Fire, with the HTC Flyer the latest tablet to get a major price reduction at Best Buy stores in the U.S. on Friday.”
“The 7-inch, 16GB Flyer, which currently costs $499.99 at Best Buy, will get $200 knocked off that price starting Saturday, the retailer said in a statement The new $299.99 price for the tablet is operative at Best Buy stores, Best Buy Mobile standalone stores, and on BestBuy.com, the company said.”
“Amazon's first tablet, the Kindle Fire, is priced at $199. Though it won't be released until Nov. 15, Amazon began taking pre-orders for the tablet this week, as did select retail partners including Best Buy, which is also taking pre-orders for three new Kindle ereaders Amazon also plans to release in time for the holiday season.”
“Like the Google Android-based HTC Flyer and another recently discounted tablet, Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook, the Kindle Fire is a 7-inch device, smaller than Apple's best-selling iPad 2, which is 10 inches. Best Buy announced a $200 discount on three versions of the PlayBook on Thursday, dropping the price of the 16GB RIM tablet to $299, the 32GB version to $399, and the 64GB model to $499.”
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According to sources, about 50 000 Kindle Fire had already been pre-ordered since its announcement of release. The fact that Amazon will be selling it at half the price of iPad is considered the major factor of the growing anticipation.
The low price tag of the new device though did not just alarm the consumers. Also, it had alerted other tablet-makers and even the retailers. To create a level playing field in the technology market, some tablet-makers had already made a major cut down to their product's prices.