Now, Monica & Steve Shen from Taiwan-based news outlet Digitimes write that HP will lessen the price of its 16GBd 32GB Touchpad by another $50 to $399 and $499 to increase hitherto disappointing sales.
We have as well observed several one-off price cuts courtesy of deals websites like Woot or Ebuyer which gave the 16GB edition of the tablet for as small as $380, far lower than an equivalent iPad 2.
Other competitors have had to reduce the cost of their tablets currently to obtain a fighting opportunity amongst the wave of opponent tables on the market.
Acer for instance has slashed the cost of its 10-inch Iconia Tab A500 from $450 to $395 in the US and might drop further depending on sales figures.
Dell might as well follow suit after releasing its 16GB Streak 10 Pro in China for $465. One of the motives talked about by Digitimes report as to why non iPad tablets are falling in cost is the relative homogeneity of that market.
Most iPad competitors use an Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU and most use the free Android 3.1 OS.