Philadelphia Newspapers first to give discounted tablet with digital subscriptions
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The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News might be the first newspapers in the US to give out discounted Android tablets along with subscriptions of their digital newspapers. Liliputing says that although the final pricing hasn’t been decided yet, there may be up to 50 percent discount on the tablet and the digital subscription when bundles with each other.
The owner of these newspapers, Philadelphia Media Network reportedly charges about $2.99 per week for a digital subscription. Now while Android tablets can run up to as much as $900 depending on what features you would like. Looking at the subscription rate, we don’t suppose it will be an expensive tablet, but rather one more suitable for reading rather than a multimedia heavy toy with highly powerful processors and graphics capabilities. Liliputing says there might be an initial lot of 2000 tablets to start with.
The tablet term might even be a metaphor. What Liliputing terms as tablets could be eReaders after all, as there is no official confirmation on the nature of the gadget? eReaders such as Nooks or Kindles cost less than $300 in most cases.
This is a very unique offer, and if proven successful – could be popular in no time. For now, we just hope Philadelphia Media Network can manage the volume and break even quickly enough.