Taco Cowboy writes: The WoA (Windows on Arm) tablets may doomed to fail due to the cost of Windows 8
The BOM (Bill of Material) costs for WoA tablets, are U$300-350 for 10" version and U$150-200 for 7* version, and they can't go any lower because of the additional US$90-100 fee for Windows 8
The average price of tablet PCs has been dropping rapidly since the launch of Amazon's Kindle Fire. But PC brand vendors, who are used to price wars, are nevertheless struggling to compete, because unlike Amazon, they do not see additional revenues from post-purchase content sales.
Taco Cowboy writes: Although soaring sales of Amazon's Kindle Fire and other low-priced tablets trimmed Apple's media tablet market share in the fourth quarter of 2011, it was Apple's own newly introduced iPhone 4S that proved to be the strongest competitor for the iPad during the final three months of 2011