Can This Tablet Save Android?

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In today's edition, Eric and Chris discuss Asus' new 7-inch Android tablet selling for $249. It's an interesting device because the price point is competitive with Amazon's Kindle Fire, which has made waves for its low selling price while maintaining attractive specifications. Still, Eric says that the tablet is dead on arrival due to its second-quarter launch; by that time, he expects Apple to have unveiled its own quad-core iPad offering and for Amazon to be readying a second-generation Kindle Fire that could include a quad core processor of its own.

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  • Report this Comment On January 24, 2012, at 6:39 PM, oriorda wrote:

    You could gold plate this Asus tablet, ship it with a dozen red roses and have it delivered by a Singing Gorilla, it would still be a 7 inch tablet.

    Other than for a low function use like a front end to an e-commerce system (Kindle Fire) or as a book reader, the market has rejected 7 inches as being too small to fully express the great software such as you see on iPad. That's why Samsung dumped their own 7 incher as a dud and moved swiftly to the same screen size as the iPad.

    Folks trot out these small wannabes because a 7 inch screen is a lot cheaper and they hope a lower build cost will enable them to compete with iPad's aggressive price point.

    Expect it to see the same fate as RIM's PlayBook.

  • Report this Comment On January 24, 2012, at 7:58 PM, Mega wrote:

    I agree with oriorda. In the long term there might be a market for 8.5" alongside the 10" form factor, but 7" is too small for a full feature tablet.

  • Report this Comment On January 24, 2012, at 8:23 PM, abujordan wrote:

    The article's title is ridiculous. Android is hardly in need of a savior with 550,000 activations per day.

    I agree on the tablet form factors as well. 10 inches seems to be the sweet spot for a color, multifunction device.

    If you are interested only in an 'E-reader', then 7" is a good size.

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