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Amazon reportedly working on ultra-affordable $50 tablet

As of now, there are no details on the specifications part, but with such low cost, it will be interesting to see what all Amazon manages to include in the tablet. As such, even if it comes equipped w

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Amazon tried its luck by selling high-end electronics such as Kindle Fire tablets, but didn’t find great success in it. Now the company is working on aggressively priced $50 (approximately Rs 3,800) tablet to tap on the low-end market, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The new, ultra-affordable tablet is expected to come with a 6-inch screen and could go on sale this holiday season. Prices half as that of the 6-inch Fire HD tablet, the upcoming tablet will be cheaper than the Kindle reader, which is prices starting from $79 (approximately Rs 5,200).

As of now, there are no details on the specifications part, but with such low cost, it will be interesting to see what all Amazon manages to include in the tablet. As such, even if it comes equipped with a stereo speaker, it will be rich for the tablet, the WSJ says. While you can’t expect much with such affordable price tag, it could be good enough for streaming videos, surfing the internet and for online shopping on Amazon’s website.   

With the $50 price tag, Amazon could be exploring other possible ways to make combat the aggressive pricing. Currently, the company can manage the affordable price tag for Fire HD tablets with the revenue generated from ads that are displayed on the lockscreen. If Amazon can expand those ads to the upcoming tablet, reaching the $50 mark can be possible.  

The WSJ also reports that Amazon is looking forward to unveil two new tablets of 10-inch and 8-inch, later this year. Again, there is no word on pricing details and specifications of these tablets, but if they are anything like the HDX tablets, they could be among the affordable ones to purchase.

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  • Published Date: September 8, 2015 6:00 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 8, 2015 6:26 PM IST