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CNet's Donald Bell makes some interesting points about the Android Honeycomb OS, but it is comments on price that caught my attention.
Here's the point that Bell made about price that caught my attention:
What Amazon did with the Kindle Fire is make good, solid, reliable tablet for $199. There's a big gulf between some no-name brand generic Android tablet and the Kindle Fire. People know the Kindle brand, and they sure know the Amazon brand.
The trick isn't to make a cheap product, it's to make a good value product. Amazon knew the difference between the two. The no-name makers didn't.
This is why the Kindle Fire was a hit, and it's also why you might not have heard of the other two tablets.
There's a lot of cheap and nasty junk out there produced with one goal in mind - suckering people into buying something that vaguely looks like an iPad, only built so cheap as to be utterly useless. Don't fall into the trap!