Market analysts are all excited about Amazon’s new plans to sell its new Android tablet. Rumors are that Amazon will sell its Android tablet for about $200 less than the Apple iPad. The market has seen the potential of cheap tablets after HP’s failed TabletPc that went viral after its 99$ price tag. Analysts predict that if Amazon were to sell the tablet for $200 each then it is predicted to sell more than 5 million tablets in the first few months itself taking over iPad’s market share.
Tablet makers are realizing that making cool tablets is not enough, its also about the price for which it is sold. Tablet makers might as well undersell their tablets and take a loss while making up for it by selling apps and advertisements on these machines. This model of Apple has made it an overnight sensation with the whole “there is an app for that” catch phrase.
A year from now, “Amazon” will be synonymous with “Android” on tablets, a strong second to Apple’s iPad. In a post-Kindle world, Amazon’s tablet computer will be a necessity to compete in the electronic book market. Apple, which has been accused of price-fixing e-books, is now its chief competitor. If the accusations against Apple are true, the Cupertino, Calif. company has worked hard to destroy the Kindle and Amazon’s burgeoning e-book business, something that can only hurt consumers. Consumers need competition in tablet computers and e-readers to ensure innovation and lower prices.