Tablet makers have adapted a new tactic in an effort to unseat Apple’s dominance of the market — lower prices.
HP started the trend almost on accident when it slashed the price of the HP TouchPad, and (surprise!) it started selling like crazy. Now a number of other manufacturers like Motorola and Fusion Garage are getting the message that iPad-like prices only work for the iPad, and that your bottom line may have to suffer if you want to make any sales at all. Apple gets a lot of criticism for their prices (as do the people who are willing to pay them), but they’ve also been blessed by the gods of marketing.
Tablets are quite handy as a replacement touchscreen to control a home automation system with. And as the user base grows, the integration will keep getting better and better.