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NewsPoster Oct 31, 2012 01:29 AM
Asus shifting close to 1 million Nexus 7s a month
Asus has revealed that it is <a href="" rel='nofollow'>now shipping upwards</a> of 1 million <a href=" " rel='nofollow'>Nexus 7</a> tablets a month, reports the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>. It is the first insight into just how well the Nexus 7 tablet is faring, although Google has yet to reveal its official sales figures for the device. On launch the Nexus 7 <a href="" rel='nofollow'>quickly sold out</a> of its initial product run, with its $199 starting price being one of its main attractions.<br><br>"At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million," Asus' Chief Financial Officer David Chang told the Wall Street Journal. This is much higher than industry extrapolations that used Google's third quarter earnings to estimate that it had sold around 1 million Nexus 7 tablets in total for the quarter.

While the signs are encouraging for Google in its first foray into the tablet space with its first co-branded Nexus tablet, Nexus 7 sales are still dwarfed by the iPad. Strategy Analytics estimates that of the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>25 million tablets sold globally</a> in the last quarter, Apple sold 14 million of these. Further, Apple's new <a href="" rel='nofollow'>iPad mini</a>, although priced higher than the Google competition, is expected to further reinforce Apple's dominant market position.

However, Google is not standing still either. It recently unveiled its first 10-inch Nexus, the <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Nexus 10</a>, with which it is aiming to tackle Apple's second- and fourth-generation iPads. The Nexus 10 is manufactured by Samsung and offers a higher dpi display than the Retina display in the high-end iPad, while it starts at just $399 for a 16GB model. A 32GB model is the highest capacity iteration, while there is no sign that Google will offer a cellular-enabled version as it seeks to keep the cost down, and avoid undercutting high-end Android tablets made by its partners.

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psdenno Oct 31, 2012 06:02 AM
Spheric Harlot Oct 31, 2012 06:23 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by psdenno (Post 4199265)
As in "shifting stock". Moving stuff out of warehouses and into buyers' hands.
Charles Martin Oct 31, 2012 08:18 AM
Though I've heard independently from friends in retail that the Nexus 7 is pretty popular, because Google won't release actual sales figures "shifting" is the right term.
mnemosyne Oct 31, 2012 09:15 AM
What do you care for "actual sales figures" from Google? The WSJ article linked from this post has an Asus rep saying they're selling about a million a month. Or did I just misunderstand and you only wanted to use the opportunity to for pro-Apple snark?
wrenchy Oct 31, 2012 09:54 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by mnemosyne (Post 4199300)
you only wanted to use the opportunity to for pro-Apple snark?
Shifting? Yes this website, it's editors and blind followers like chas_m are very shifty.
psdenno Nov 1, 2012 07:44 AM
As for my remark about "Shifting", I think the letter "f" is unnecessary.
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