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

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HP to launch 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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