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YouGov Says Tablets Will Become Mainstream At £250

Tablet computers like the Motorola Xoom or Apple’s iPad will become mainstream gadgets only after their prices drop to £250 or below, according to a recent survey.

The survey, which was conducted by the polling company YouGov and included 4,271 people from different parts of the UK, concluded that the existing price of these gadgets are too high to be affordable by the general public.

According to a report in the Telegraph, just 13 percent of participants were planning to buy a tablet device.

But with a diverse array of tablet devices expected to enter the market in the second half of this year, there is a high probability that their prices will also start to drop, Russel Feldmen of YouGov added on an optimistic note.

"At the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, earlier this year, over 80 tablets were announced for launch later in 2011,” he said. “However, our analysis clearly demonstrates that if the pricing is right and the device is marketed at the correct audience, then there is significant latent demand."

Whether tablet makers will actually cut their prices is still being debated by tech enthusiasts.