Electronic devices are expensive bananas. Android tablets are more so. Their shelf life is really really less when compared to other devices like mice, keyboards or mobile phones. Given the history, the price drops on Motorola Xoom and Asus Transformer doesn’t come as a surprise. Some sense has prevailed and both the tablets chose to break the 30K barrier.
Asus Transformer now costs Rs. 29622 and Motorola Xoom starts at Rs. 29999.
What’s prompting these price drops?
There could be multiple things causing the price drops – low sales, increased competition, availability of cheaper alternatives, a possible new product launch or the retailers just got bored with the inventory. In case of Xoom and Transformer, it would be a combination of low sales, increased competition and availability of cheaper tablets.
The tablet market is buoyed up with the recent release of tablets which broke the 10K price barrier. Beetel Magiq, Spice Mi720, Reliance Tab 3G and Mercury mTab are the tablets which are hot on consumer mind space. Xoom no longer rings any bells, and Transformer though has a great hybrid product, its price isn’t encouraging enough to take the tablet plunge.