@EE,etc: I think 'positioning' is a hard challenge for the <$100 tablets -as you mentioned every one goes for the obvious opportunuties; fresh approaches are needed to create new ones for these. If for eg, you include 3G/4G radios in them, you will corner a good size of the market for low end / prepaid plans in dev economies where texting still is a major traffic %%.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.