Amazon’s latest tablet is available for $50. It’s a 7-inch, iPad mini-like tablet with a quad-core CPU, and something else. Patrick Moorhead explains:
Like some of its past products, Amazon.com is subsidizing the tablet by showing you ads on the lock screen. But you don’t know that until after you have added it to your cart and are about to check out. Someone said I should have known that because the line listing says with “special offers”. Since when was an ad a “special offer”? If you don’t want ads, then Amazon.com will let you pay them $15 more to remove the ads.
It’s fine print with no details about the product’s specifications.