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HP to release a $99 tablet for the back-to-school season

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HP to release a $99 tablet for the back-to-school season
If rumors are to be trusted, HP is about to launch a $99 tablet for the upcoming back-to-school season, sources for DigiTimes claim. What's more, HP has allegedly gotten retail giant Walmart as a partner in serving the demand.

Set to be assembled by Chinese-based BYD, it is the second tablet that HP has outsourced to the manufacturer. According to the snippet of information, the device will feature a 7-inch display of unknown resolution. Considering the extreme price-point and the fact that it is said to come packing an Intel Medfield-based single core processor, we imagine that even a 720p screen is out of the question.

As for the prospects of HP's allegedly upcoming tablet? Market watchers, according to DigiTimes, are already writing it off as a likely failure due to the specific sales channels through which the tablet will be available. And there's also that wildly underwhelming single core processor – even at that price-point.

As always, we'll wait and we'll say. We can't help but think analysts may have this one right, though.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:45

1. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

Resolution is most likely 1024 X 600 for tabs at this price range

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 08:51 2

2. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)

HP is out of ideas and this race to the bottom will kill them.
They are pricing their Windows products ridiculously high at launch which is the reason why they are not selling well.

Their android tablets are not selling well because of nexus 7.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:55 1

3. palmguy (Posts: 661; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

HP doesn't have a clue. Wished I purchased webOS. :-(

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:58 1

5. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

I still don't know why they never overlayed webOS over Android. I could see a nice blend of the two working amazingly together.

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 09:57

4. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

I might buy it after the month week of sales and HP drops the price to $25. HP seriously can't do anything right as of late..

posted on 25 Jul 2013, 11:02 1

6. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

tablet will never for me replace my laptop or desktop windows pc. But I do have a tablet mainly for games videos music and when I am being super lazy and dont want to pull out the laptop

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 20:57

7. MyJobSux (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

Well, you have to hand it to them. In the light of consistant failure in the mobile electronics market they certainly are persistant...albeit foolishly...

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