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Walmart to take on Amazon Fire with trio of cheap Android tablets | ZDNet

We’ve known for a couple of months that Walmart was preparing to inject some life into the moribund tablet market by releasing its own branded tablets, but a trio of the devices with the Onn house brand are finally arriving this week, according to Bloomberg.

While Bloomberg surmises that Walmart is looking to chip away at the market share of Apple’s iPad, its pricing strategy suggests that it has another corporate giant in mind. With each new tablet priced under $100, Amazon’s budget Fire tablets seem like a more likely target for Walmart’s new devices.

The lineup comprises three models: an 8-inch slate for $64, a 10.1-inch version for $79, and a second 10.1-inch device that comes with a detachable keyboard. In comparison, the 8-inch Amazon Fire HD runs $79.99 and the 10.1-inch Fire HD is $149.99.

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