by Alexander Maxham, 1 year ago
To all the Kindle doubters beware Amazon’s Kindle family is here to stay. This morning Amazon announced that they have had the best holiday sale season ever, selling over one million Kindle devices per week…
Despite Google's Nexus 7 reportedly selling half the units than Apple’s iPad Mini in 2012, as well as being outsold by the Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7 is expected to sell 2 million more units on top of the unconfirmed 6 million units sold so far by the time the second generation Nexus 7 is released in June 2013, according to DigiTimes. That's an estimated total of 8 million units sold by June this year.
According to Taiwanese suppliers, the Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD have set the price cap for mainstream tablets at $199, and thus other vendors have been driven to manufacture 7-inch tablets instead of 10-inch models. Since the Nexus 7 started selling, other tablet makers have launched, or are about to launch, 7-inch models of their own, priced at $199 or even more competitively.
As for the next Nexus 7 tablet, the first rumors have appeared suggesting the device will not come with a NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, although the product is yet to be confirmed by Google.
Are you buying a 7-inch tablet this year?