Asus denies that it is working on a $99 Google Nexus tablet
posted by Alan F. / Sep 28, 2012, 4:07 PM
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 $99 model and the ultra-thin model, it does not rule out new Asus built Google Nexus tablets coming for the 2012 holiday season.
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I always thought it was too good to be the truth, at 99$ it would have a awful screen, awful processor, awful everything.
posted on Sep 28, 2012, 4:27 PM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 29, 2012, 3:59 PM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 28, 2012, 4:38 PM 4
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