Amazon plans on releasing a super cheap $50 Android tablet

Is $50 the sweet spot for Kindle Fire MSRP?

Is $50 the sweet spot for Kindle Fire MSRP?

If you can’t beat ’em, underprice ’em. That’s been Amazon’s motto with pretty much all its hardware, especially its Android-based Fire tablets and phones.

But what do you do when even pricing your entry-level Android tablet at under $100 each doesn’t move units? Drop the price to less than $50, apparently.

According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will be launching a new six-inch Android tablet before the holidays, the major selling point of which will be that it will cost less than $50.

That’s a huge price drop. The company’s existing Fire HD 6 tablet costs twice that much, and that’s with ads.

As for specs or design, not much is known, except that it will be about half an inch bigger than the iPhone 6 Plus in display terms.

Expect the specs to be pretty bad to reach that rock bottom price, but Amazon’s digital business is mostly in streaming these days, so maybe a $50 tablet will entice more people into their ecosystem.

That’s not the only tablet that Amazon plans on unveiling, though. The venerable Gray Lady also claims that Bezos & Co. will release two other tablets this year, including a new 8-inch tablet and a new 10-inch tablet. There’s no word if these tablets will come with price drops as well.

What do you think? Do you like Amazon’s tablets? If not, is there any price so low you’d be tempted to buy one over an iPad, a Galaxy or Nexus tablet? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Via: Engadget