Google Tablet To Aim For Kindle Fire Rather Than iPadBy: Mike Tuttle - January 5, 2012
As Shaylin Clark reported here in mid-December, Google is headed into the tablet market again after its less-than-stellar Motorola Xoom attempt.
Other companies have released tablets with the Android system and have done well, but the Xoom was considered overpriced at $799 and bulky in a market populated with sleek competitors.
The cock of the walk in the tablet world is, of course, Apple’s iPad tablet. But, over the recent Christmas spending season, Amazon’s Kindle Fire made a strong showing in the market. Reviewers were mixed in opinions, but consumers snatched them up at $199 a pop. Rumor has it that Google has taken aim at the perch the Fire now sits on with a price point of $299 or less, rather than the loftier orbit of the iPad, which starts at $499.
Tablet rumors change faster than celebrity marriage licenses, so stay tuned for updates.