The latest research from Broadband Genie (http://www.broadbandgenie.co.uk) has shown that most UK consumers won't dream of paying GBP400 for a iPad, despite the desirability of the UK's number one new gadget. This will also be bad news for Samsung, whose Galaxy tablet is being released with similar price points in the run up to Christmas.
In a poll of more than 1,300 visitors to the broadband, mobile broadband and smartphone comparison site, more than 60% said the iPad was "definitely not" worth GBP400 or more. More than 200 more said it "wasn't really" worth the price tag, putting the total thinking it was a poor value up to 80%.
"There's a clear message here from British consumers -- while they like the idea of a tablet, they aren't willing to pay through the nose for one," Broadband Genie editor Chris Marling says. "With ereaders, smartphones, netbooks and even laptops now...| Read more »