Digitimes seems to think so, as it brings back to the front an older rumor, the $99 Nexus 7 tablet. According to the publication, which has spoken to “Taiwan-based supply chain makers,” the even-cheaper Google tablet is coming this quarter. An exact launch date is not available at this time, so don’t get too excited.
The US$99 Nexus tablet is equipped with an ARM-architecture single-core processor 8950 developed by China-based WonderMedia Technologies, and a HUVA TN panel made by Taiwan-based HannStar Display, the sources said. The tablet will be produced by Taiwan-based Quanta Computer.
Compared to the starting prices for competing products – $159 for the Kindle Fire (2012 model) and the rumored $249 for the iPad mini, a $99 Nexus 7 tablet sounds like a great choice especially at this time of year. But isn’t Google going to hurt the Android tablet ecosystem while trying to stay on top of the competition?