I love AppleInsider but covering the above Microsoft story while apparently pretending the following MS story doesn't exist is a bit self-serving.
Care to explain why I should care what an aging hippie who apparently never outgrew the 80s has to say?
There's no way to make a competitor to the iPad 2 for $50-100. It can't be done.
You can make an e-reader in that price range. Maybe even an entry level tablet where you cut every possible corner, but please explain again why there's so much fascination about the race to the bottom.