DigiTimes noticed multiple tablet makers have cut prices to compete against Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire tablet.
The sources pointed out that 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, Lenovo's 7-inch A1 tablet PC to US$199, and ViewSonic's 7-inch Viewbook 730 to US$169.
Meanwhile, several China-based white-box players are also offering their 7-inch tablet at prices as low as US$75.
In addition to the 16GB model, RIM also dropped its 32GB model from US$599 to US$299.