Google And Asus Are Making Bank On The Nexus 7By: Zach Walton - October 31, 2012
The Nexus 7 was Google’s first attempt at the extremely competitive tablet market. Our own review found the device to be pretty fantastic and worth your money. It seems that many consumers felt the same way.
SlashGear reports that ASUS CFO David Chang spilled the beans on how well the Nexus 7 during the company’s conference call. He said that the company is quickly closing in on one million sales a month. The increasing demand is most likely due to the device’s competitive specs combined with a low entry price of $199.
It’s interesting to note that sales for the Nexus 7 have only been growing since it first launched earlier this year. Chang said that early sales were only around 500,000 a month, but that number has quickly grown to the almost one million sales a month that the company is currently at. It’s a good sign for Google as they prepare to launch their next tablet in November – the Nexus 10.
The Nexus 7 will no doubt continue to perform well this holiday season thanks to a lowered price point of the 16GB model and a new 32GB model that only costs $249. Google is also releasing a 3G 32GB Nexus 7 for $299 that may help bring some consumers over who were waiting for a mobile data model.
It will be interesting to see just how well the iPad Mini can compete against the already established, and lower priced, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. Amazon is already telling consumers that its tablet is better and cheaper, but Apple is hoping to rely on its strong brand loyalty to move the iPad Minis off shelves during the holidays.