Android Tablets will get cheaper by Christmas: Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha indicates at a price drop to possibly take on the Apple iPad 2

March 2, 2011, By Shawn Wagnon

Well if you are planning to buy the Motorola Xoom and think it is a tad bit too expensive to fit your price range, then a wait for a few more months should solve that problem. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha indicates that the price of the Android Tablets in the market today should come down in the next few months and maybe that is in an attempt to further take on Apple and iPad 2 challenge which seems waiting on the horizon.

Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference, this what he had to say about the pricing of the Android Tablets:

“We want to compete and perform, first of all. I think in second half this year, you’ll see prices of tablets come down a little bit from where they are today. But if we cannot compete on performance and associate that performance to our brand name, that would’ve been a problem for us.”

Seems like the strategy from Motorola is to cash in on the initial buzz and then gradually bring the price down on the Xoom to make it competitive with the iPad 2 and also a better option than the Playbook or the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Jha indicated that price tags would also be trimmed as component costs should fall as volume picks up and hence the tablets should eventually get cheaper.

He also stated that more 7-inch, 10-inch and even 12-inch tablets would be out soon. We think Motorola should leave that “covering every possible inch” strategy to Samsung as Sammy is in hyper mode making 7-inch, 10.1-inch and even 8.9-inch tablets already! Did you hear that Samsung? Moto is talking about 12-inch tablet…

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