According to media reports, the sources revealed to the media on Tuesday that Best Buy would also launch its own-produced Tablet PC, and it is expected that this tablet will be on sale on November 11.
The source said that Best Buy self-developed Tablet PC is also based on the Android operating system, code-named “Insignia Flex”. Currently, Best Buy is planning to set the selling price of the product between $239 and $259.
This tablet computer will compete with Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle.
Actually, later last week, Best Buy has shared related messages on its Facebook page.
The source said that the Tablet PC will be on sale on November 11, but only available in the Best Buy store. This tablet PC is configured with 1GHz dual-core processor, 9.7-inch display, and the battery life is approximately 10 hours.
However, the technology blog Businessinsider does not seem to be optimistic about Best Buy Tablet PC market prospects. The blog author said, producting the Tablet PC has become the trend at the moment, many companies are entering the field of Tablet PCs, such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Toys R Us, Google, Apple and Microsoft. Of course, Apple is still the leader of the tablet market, Google, Microsoft and Amazon are fighting for the second place.
Businessinsider article also said, Best Buy didn’t make enough effort in the field of Tablet PC, for a long time it also lost a lot of customers, thus the company also needs to try some new products in order to seek new channels to find customers. Nevertheless, Businessinsider article believes that the Best buy Tablet PC’s success probability may be zero, the reason is that the product not only lacks of calculation experience like Apple or Microsoft’s, but also lacks of Google’s software experience. In addition, Best Buy store is unlike the Amazon, which has strong release capacity