Sub- $100 Android tablets could be coming this year
Unveiled last week, the new Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 – obviously with a 7-inch screen – will sell for $129 in the U.S.
The specs aren't record-setting, but they're actually quite respectable.
The base version will have 8 GB of on-board storage space, a quad-core processor only a front-facing camera for video calling.
Expandable memory via a microSD slot, along with no rear-facing camera, means Asus can keep this thing cheap – yet the fast processor makes it cheerfully fast.
Besides – who uses their tablet to take photos? And cloud storage is the way to go, these days.
So this raises the question – what will it take before tablets sell for less than a hundred?