HP to target back-to-school crowd with $99 Android tablet

Dan Graziano

HP $99 Android Tablet

Fresh off Google’s announcement that it will launch a Textbook section in its Play store, a new report claims HP is planning a low-cost tablet to target the back-to-school crowd. According to Digitimes, HP and Walmart will partner to sell a $99 Android tablet in the coming weeks. The device is said to be equipped with a 7-inch display and a single-core Intel Medfield processor. HP will be the first major vendor to release a sub-$100 tablet, which some industry insiders believe could pressure other companies to follow suit. The low-end specs, however, will make HP’s new tablet a harder sell than devices like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire. Google on Wednesday announced that it has partnered with the five largest textbook publishers — Cengage, Wiley, Pearson, McGraw-Hill and Macmillan – to allow customers to buy or rent discounted digital textbooks. The company’s new education hub will launch in August.

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