“What’s wrong with $329 as the entry price for an iPad mini? Absolutely nothing. It’s affordable, even for those attracted to the inferior tablets from Google and Amazon,” Kate MacKenzie writes for PixoBebo. “[Those tablets are] priced less because both the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD have fewer features.”
“Besides the tech media intelligentsia, who else hates the $329 iPad mini price tag? Google and Amazon,” MacKenzie writes. “Both Google and Amazon are on record as saying their 7-inch tablet-like devices are sold at cost, probably somewhere just over $200 for the entry level models.”
MacKenzie writes, “Is it any wonder that Amazon lost money this past quarter? Is it any wonder that Google’s financials are the worst in many years? … How much longer will beleaguered Google and Amazon stay in the tablet business? Ask yourself, ‘How much of a bargain is a $200 tablet if the company that makes it stops making it because they can’t make money selling it at that price?‘”
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