Trying to make it a bit cheaper
to The Verge, Google’s upcoming tablet could be delayed and it will appear in July at the earliest.
The original plan called for launch sometime in May and a few weeks ago we were told that the tablet was already in production. However, Google is apparently trying to tweak the design in an effort to shave a few bucks off the retail price.
Contrary to some reports, the tablet will not feature a dual-core Qualcomm chip and it will not cost $149 to $199. As we said earlier, it is indeed a Tegra 3 device and the price target is $199. It sounded ambitious and the delay seems to prove that it was. The Asus MeMo 370T, which the new tablet is based on, was supposed to sell for $249 and it seems the delay was caused by trying to slash the $50 price difference.
Even at $249 the new tablet would be competitive, but at $199 or even close, it would stand a much better chance against the $199 Kindle, thanks to a much beefier spec.