@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 %%.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.