Originally Posted by afv011
There are tablets with 250GB of storage space (Archos), but they use a hard drive; adding an SSD of such capacity would add too much to the price and it'd become a niche product. And there are other factors, tablets are expensive enough as it is (top of the line cost as much, or more, than laptops), adding more features would limit the market further due to price considerations. There is a clear price point were buying a tablet is more of an impulse decision, and $199 seems to be in the ballpark. There will always be top of the line tablets for those willing to spend big bucks, but most people will settle for a middle of the road tablet. And another big consideration is platform adoption; if you get people into a specific ecosystem, there is a good chance that they'll stick to it, that's why offering a cheap tablet is so important.
Yes, adding a 256 GB SSD would make it horribly expensive at this point in time. But we have stopped moving, manufacturers still bring out tablets with 16 and 32 gigs when 64 should be the standard and 128 the top end. Wide adoption would bring drastic price drops for larger SSDs.
Or is it part of a new marketing strategy to concentrate on the low-end at leave the top-end to Windows 8? And there really are no top-of-the-line tablets right now, and nothing seems to be in the pipeline. Not that the low end isn't important, but the high-end is driving innovation. Same old doesn't bode well for Android.