Posted by: ITKE
IPad, Iphone, tablet, Uncategorized, webOS
The simple answer is “the price.” Apple IPAD costs somewhere between $400-$700, which is a heavy price to pay for a device and a technology that not many people are familiar with. A price tag of $500 can get you a very decent laptop loaded with a powerful processor and tons of accessories, so why someone would want to pay more than $400 for a tablet with limited functionality?
But at $99 for a tablet made by HP, most people were willing to make the move even if this will be their first tablet experience, a $99 tablet is low risk investment and millions of people would be willing to take that risk.
This also brings us to another conclusion: is the tablets and Smartphone market overpriced? People can a make a good use of a tablet or a Smartphone, but they are still not convinced with the price tag.