Taiwanese DigiTimes first mentioned the possibility of a $99 Nexus tablet made by Google. At the same time, Asus - the company that is expected to manufacture the device - has denied those rumors. We wouldn’t rule it out that Google has partnered with another company, or is just trying to keep it all a secret.
Having a $99 tablet would be a very bold move, virtually making the tablet a commodity that pretty much everyone can afford. But while it’s bold it doesn’t lack logic in Google and Android’s march to cover all segments of the market. We are seeing how Android smartphones have dropped under $100, and are now deep into feature phone territory.
The reiteration of the $99 Nexus tablet comes alongside rumors of Google also building a 10-inch 2,560 x 1,600-pixel tablet, a device that would have slightly higher resolution than the iPad. Here’s to hoping for both.