Dual-core Sunnycube Android tablet has a $40 price tag

Once upon a time, a $200 price point was thought to be the sweet spot for tablets. But then Hewlett Packard raised the proverbial bar with its $99 WebOS tablet fire sale.

Fast forward to June 2013, when Chinese device manufacturer Sunnycube is touting a tablet with yes, a cool $40 price tag (or 249 yuan).

So what do you get for 40 bucks? Well, the 7-inch tablet is powered by an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor (1.5 GHz VIA WonderMedia WM8880 ) and runs the latest version of Android, 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Obviously the Sunnycube isn’t an iPad, Nexus or Kindle HD, but it certainly is a fairly respectable entry-level tablet.

Frankly, I’m quite pleased to see a tablet going for significantly less than $99, as it likely means a continued drop in price for Android tablets across the board.