The $100 iPad: China’s Android-based ePad
Sep 23, 2010
I recently purchased this Android-based ePad from China for 800RMB (roughly US$100).
The main upside is the price and how people might mistake it for being an iPad. The ePad is slow, does not have a two-finger touch screen, but it does have space for an SD memory chip and USB.
The version of Android is designed for phones, so it is not optimized at all for a tablet.
I am not interested in whether the ePad will compete with the iPad (it will not), but the ePad does show the growing market for a second tier of consumer electronics.
This is the kind of “bottom of the pyramid” product that we will to see coming out of Indonesia, India, China and other large markets.