Walmart debuts three sub-$100 tablet models to challenge iPad
Each of the tablets will be powered by Android
Each of the tablets will be powered by Android.
Walmart Inc. is rolling out three Android-powered tablet computers this week, all priced under $100, to grab sales from Apple Inc.’s market-leading iPad.
The devices, under Walmart’s Onn store brand, include an 8-inch version for $64, a 10.1-inch model for $79 and one at the same larger size with a detachable keyboard for $99, the retailer said in an email Monday. All have Google’s Android operating system, 16 gigabytes of storage and promise 5.5 hours of use before a charge is needed. IPads start at $329.
The new gadgets are part of Walmart’s broader push to revitalize its electronics section and, if successful, could provide a jolt to the sluggish tablet market, which declined in 2018, according to data tracker Strategy Analytics. The company has also started selling Bluetooth-enabled wireless earbuds for $39.88 that are designed to undercut Apple’s AirPods, which sell for four times as much.