Asus denies that it is working on a $99 Google Nexus tablet
Ironically, DigiTimes, the original source of Thursday's story, is the source behind a denial by Asus that it is working on these new tablets. While the denial specifically covers the $99 model and the ultra-thin model, it does not rule out new Asus built Google Nexus tablets coming for the 2012 holiday season.
1. Insignificant (Posts: 186; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
It's not ironic if one thing is stated which is cancelled by a new report later. You should know phonearena, you present things like that all the time.
2. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 595; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
I always thought it was too good to be the truth, at 99$ it would have a awful screen, awful processor, awful everything.
9. Dr.Phil (Posts: 813; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Just because a manufacturer "denies it" does not mean it won't turn out to be true or at least somewhat true. Manufacturers deny unannounced products all the time. It's almost a given that if you ask a manufacturer if they are working on X device, they will say they have no idea what you are talking about. I'm not saying ASUS is working on such a device, but I'm saying that it doesn't mean they aren't working on a device either.
If it was aimed at the $100 mark, I would guess they could actually build one with a dual-core TI processor along with a 1024x600 display. It's not impossible, but you have to consider how many people would buy such a low-end device when they can pay $100 more for a pretty top-notch device. I'm guessing they are really working on a Nexus 7 II or Nexus 10 device. They may sell the old Nexus 7 for cheaper ($150 or less) when they finally do come out with the second version. Again, this is just my hypothesis. November can't come here any sooner.
3. CreeDiddy (Posts: 195; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
If this is true, they need to lower the Nexus 7 to $99 and create the Nexus 7 II to $199 price point. That would make sense.
4. nicholassss (Posts: 344; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Nexus 7 for a hundred bucks, I'd have no excuses to not buy one then.
6. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
I both agree and disagree with U, but the stupid sight as no yes & no thumbs up thumb :(
5. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Oh, of course you're not working on a $99 dollar tablet ;P
7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1026; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
They need to build a $249 10 inch tablet.
8. MeoCao (unregistered)
That would be nice, but I'll take even $300 N10