Will iPad competitors spark a price war?

Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) became the latest company to throw its hat into the tablet ring in a bid to challenge Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad. Other competitors in the nascent but blooming tablet space include Samsung (with its Android-powered GalaxyTab), Motorola (NYSE:MOT), Hewlett-Packard, LG and others. Analysts expect the glut of tablets to spark in a price war as vendors seek to cut into the lead Apple has built with the iPad. So will a price war force Apple to drop its prices? Some analysts are skeptical, noting that the widespread adoption of Android smartphones hasn't forced Apple to dramatically cut the price of the iPhone. "If Apple isn't seeing price pressure in smartphones, it's safe to assume that Apple will not see price pressure any time soon on the iPad," Gleacher & Co. analyst Brian Marshall told Bloomberg. Article

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