Lenovo on Thursday unleashed details on its new IdeaPad A1 Android tablet, with the most surprising element being its $199 price tag.
That may be all it needs to get attention in the crowded tablet market.
After HP recently dropped its webOS TouchPad tablet to $99, consumers went into a frenzy to get their hands on it, indicating a strong market for low-price tablets. With Apple charging a minimum $499 for the iPad, other manufacturers have the opportunity to sweep in on the low-end — but so far no one credible has. A Forrester Research analyst even said an Amazon tablet could become the number two tablet on the market in 2011 by launching it for less than $300.
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