Asus denies that it is working on a $99 Google Nexus tablet

Asus denies that it is working on a $99 Google Nexus tablet
With competitor Amazon bringing a $159 7 inch tablet to the market, rumors on Thursday that Asus would deliver a $99 version of the Google Nexus 7 seemed to make sense. The holiday season was prime time for the Amazon Kindle Fire last year and the $199 price point brought in plenty of sales. The speculation was that with the $200 floor already broken, Asus would try its hand on taking out the $100 price floor with a new model. At the same time, a $199 ultra-thin model was also rumored to be released by Asus and Google.

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.

source: DigiTimes

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9 Comments

1. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 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: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 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: 2147; Member since: Nov 04, 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: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Nexus 7 for a hundred bucks, I'd have no excuses to not buy one then.

6. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 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: Sep 22, 2012

Oh, of course you're not working on a $99 dollar tablet ;P

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

They need to build a $249 10 inch tablet.

8. MeoCao unregistered

That would be nice, but I'll take even $300 N10

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