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Old 08-23-2011, 03:44 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by OtterBooks View Post
Of course they can't. Can they even make money at $250? I'm not talking about granny cookbook readers like the Nook Color, but tablets with modern hardware and performance. And that's assuming people ever start wanting to buy them.
I've seen this type of sentiment a few times recently. You realize the nook color is just a hair's breadth from the Galaxy Tab in terms of specs, right? It is becoming dated as the cutting edge bar inevitably inches higher, but it still isn't a granny cookbook reader and it had modern hardware and performance at launch.

Even at that, pricing in the $250 range surely requires subsidy. B&N tried to lock things down to their eco-system while Amazon's offerings are compelling enough that they probably won't have to use a lock to make a profit off books, music and videos purchased by their tablet buyers.
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