The Kindle Fire sold like crazy because of its $200 price point, it opened the market to 7" tablets.
The Google Nexus keeps with that $200 price point, people were willing to buy it.
The new Kindle Fire HD 7" is a beast of a tablet at $200.
The Nook 7" HD tablet is $200.
And honestly, if I'm going to use a tablet I want a 10" tablet, my sister has a Kindle and some of the icons seem a little small for me and surfing the net really isn't that hot that small, it seems like a minor upgrade from my smartphone.
If you want a simple tablet just for reading, you can't beet the Nook Simple touch starts at $99 ($120 for a backlit model) with e-ink, my cousin has one and it really looks like you're reading out of a paper book. Apple is going to be pushing the iPad 7" mainly as an e-reader, but really, unless they knock e-ink out of the park and reduce the glare you can save $200 and get a better product (again, in comparison as a reader).
What Apple should be trying to do is push the iPad 7" as a "cheaper alternative to those that want more than an iPod touch but don't want to shell out for the full sized iPad."
$300 apple is full of Crap, as for the kindle i have no problem with kindles 7ich, i rather use that then carry around an phone like the note which i had and found just do dam big to have as an phone. All i want for christmas is the fall of all things apple.
[citation][nom]sundragon[/nom]Hi Zak, Please write apple articles because it's a tech site... Don't mind the sour grapes Android users that get their panties in a bunch...xoxoFrom my Nexus 7[/citation]
I don't mind Apple articles, but every little news of Apple DOES NOT need an article on this site.
It took Tom's a whole day to release an article concerning the Space Jump, but a little bit of new information from an Apple product or lawsuit needs a whole new article?
It doesn't matter if the content is Apple or Android, it's the matter of the quality.
As was noted in the article, these may well just be placeholders until the actual prices are revealed. They may, or may not be accurate. I guess you'd call it speculation, since you can't actually purchase one yet.