What does this tell us?
- People love a bargain, whether or not they wanted the device at full price in the first place.
- There's likely some residual love for webOS out there that HP might be able to exploit with licensing.
- There's absolutely a place for a $250 or less tablet in the marketplace.
Because the other thing that has become clear to me is -- if we're not talking about the status symbol buy of an iPad -- people are looking at $499 tablets and wondering why they shouldn't buy a tiny netbook for $250 or $300 instead.
It's one of the questions I get asked a lot socially when people find out what I do for a living. And you know what? I don't think there's always a good answer, but clearly cheaper tablet options can be popular, when available.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile