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The release of the Kindle Fire sets up price drop for tablet market

Posted: 11.28.11
Several tablet PC players including RIM, HTC, Lenovo, and ViewSonic, have dropped their 7-inch tablet PC prices to compete against Amazon's Kindle Fire, priced at US$199. RIM has recently cooperated with Best Buy to offer its 7-inch 16GB PlayBook at a price of US$199, down from US$499 originally. Meanwhile, the price of HTC's 7-inch Android 2.3-based Flyer tablet PC has dropped to US$299.