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No one can deny that the introduction of the ASUS Nexus 7 tablet lit a fire in the “budget device” sector, and in the “sub 10″ tablet” range. But it seems that we may see more competition coming in from Samsung this year.

There are rumours that we may see a new 7-inch Android tablet in the first half of this year, and that the price point is aiming to be sub-$200 (assuming USD). There are no real details on the specs of the rumoured tablet, however. We’re all waiting for the announcements at Mobile World Congress for the 8-inch Note device, as well as the Galaxy S IV. But can we expect a third device to be announced?

We all know that Samsung make good products, but is the “budget tablet” arena one they need to enter? Goodness knows, I love me some Sammy, and if there IS a device that challenges, or even one ups the Nexus 7, I may find it coming home with me. At least we’d know it would have some great accessories fairly soon after release.

As this is totally speculative, it is difficult to put much stock into it. But what’s stopping Samsung from putting out a $200 tablet? Or is this, possibly, a pitch for the next Nexus 7 inch tablet?

What do you think? Is this an area Samsung may do well in? Or is it just more of the rumour mill spinning? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Android Spin.
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