Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Jan 2013 15:42 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "In December, the Google Nexus made by Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. accounted for 44.4% of all tablet sales by volume electronics retailers. That's according to a survey of 2,400 stores nationwide by market research firm BCN Inc., released Wednesday. Google's figure beat Apple's 40.1% share, dethroning the iPad for the first time since it went on sale in May 2010." Just as I and many others with me predicted, what happened in the smartphone market will also happen in the tablet market: Android will take the numbers, iOS will take the figures (i.e., profit). As far as I know, this is the first time this has actually materialised fully in a market, though. Also, while it was inevitable that Android would overtake iOS on tablets (even if it is just a single country, for now), I don't think anyone predicted it would be a single model? Colour me impressed (which is pink).
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RE: <3 Asus
by p13. on Sat 19th Jan 2013 09:08 UTC in reply to "<3 Asus"
p13.
Member since:
2005-07-10

The nexus 7 16GB is 269 euros here (Belgium), that's about 360 bucks.
Google rips us off worse than apple. Apple just figures one dollar = one euro, google just doesn't even care about our market ... so the distributors and middle-men do their thing and collude ... as they've always done here in Europe.

Edited 2013-01-19 09:09 UTC

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RE[2]: <3 Asus
by henderson101 on Sat 19th Jan 2013 21:09 in reply to "RE: <3 Asus"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

The Nexus 7 in the UK is more or less the dollar equivalent, plus VAT and import duty. The 32GB is £199, which is about $315, the US is $249, but when you add on 20% VAT that works out to $298. As we will have also added import duty on top, that price is pretty close.

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RE[2]: <3 Asus
by JAlexoid on Mon 21st Jan 2013 04:57 in reply to "RE: <3 Asus"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

When did you check last? Or is it at your local electronics store that ads it's own margin... (Alternatively take a train to Netherlands and buy a 32GB there for €250)

Because the price of a 32GB Nexus7 is very much consistent in most countries I've been to.

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