Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Amazon to Release $50 Tablet as It Struggles to Sell Pricier Devices - WSJ

Later in the article: "As of the second quarter, Apple and Samsung Electronics Co. alone commanded 42% of the U.S. tablet market, while Amazon held less than 1%, according to research firm IDC, which doesn’t include 6-inch tablets in its count."

"The Seattle online retailer plans to release a $50 tablet with a 6-inch screen, in time for this year’s holidays, according to people familiar with the matter. That 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.

The move would potentially attract buyers looking for a simple—and effectively disposable—device for straightforward tasks like streaming video at home and shopping on Amazon.com."
Amazon to Release $50 Tablet as It Struggles to Sell Pricier Devices - WSJ
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