U.S. carriers are making it easy for Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) to dominate the tablet...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

U.S. carriers are making it easy for Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN) to dominate the tablet market. Verizon VZ, VOD) and AT&T's (T) latest 4G tablets, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Sony's Tablet P, respectively cost $500 and $400 with 2-year contracts attached. Between the high cost of these tablets, the consumer preference for Wi-Fi-only models, and the ability to buy 3G (and soon 4G) iPads without a contract, carriers shouldn't act surprised when their sponsored hardware fails to sell.