According to a story in the New York Post today, Amazon will be launching its Android tablet in either late September or early October, and it will go on sale for “hundreds less” than the iPad’s cheapest version, which currently retails for $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only version. The New York Post says that its information on the Amazon tablet comes from a source with knowledge of Amazon’s plans. The source also says that by managing to make a tablet that comes in as a lot cheaper than the iPad, it has already succeeded where so many other tablet makers have failed before it has even gone on sale.
Meanwhile, the Post reports that lower-priced Android tablets are the key to Android chipping away at Apple’s dominant iPad.
So, should Apple be unduly concerned about an Amazon tablet, possibly one bearing the Kindle brand name?“We expect to see more and more lower-end, more affordable Android devices enter the marketplace, which should further allow Android to increase its share,” Tony Berkman, CEO of ITG told the Post.
Source: $99 tablets: Price is right - NYPOST.com