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Still a long way from iPad sales figures

Typically, ASUS and Google keep sales figures very hush hush. ASUS makes the Nexus 7 tablet for Google and recently an executive told the Wall Street Journal some of the most detailed information on sales statistics for the Nexus 7 tablet so far.

ASUS CFO David Chang said, "At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million."

The seven-inch Nexus 7 tablet starts at $199 and the sales figures were offered during the Q3 earnings call this week.

Previous Q3 sales estimates for the Nexus 7 tablet estimated sales of between 800,000 and 1 million units for the entire quarter. Chang's comments suggest that ASUS and Google have sold significantly more Nexus 7 tablets than previously believed.

While sales estimates for the Nexus 7 tablet appear to be significantly higher than previously expected, they're still a drop in the bucket compared to the volume of iPads Apple is selling. Q3 sales numbers for the iPad is pegged at 14 million units. The overall tablet market during the quarter shipped 25 million tablets globally. That means more than half of all tablets sold around the world were Apple iPads.

Many expect Apple to grab even more of the tablet market with the launch of the iPad mini. The new smaller and cheaper Apple tablet doesn't appear to be as good on paper as some of the Android offerings already on the market, but Apple has proven time and again that its brand cachet lures users to pay more money for its products.

Google also recently unveiled more Nexus devices including a Nexus 4 smart phone and a Nexus 10 tablet.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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RE: But Steve said....
By bug77 on 10/31/2012 12:41:58 PM , Rating: 2
I guess you forgot the mandatory summary of Apple's finance. He's unpredictable, you know...

RE: But Steve said....
By retrospooty on 10/31/2012 5:11:42 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, TS's response to this (had we not pre-mocked him) would have been that Google isnt making any modey off of Android or these tablets. Poor poor 13 billion $$$ per quarter Google.

RE: But Steve said....
By Gio6518 on 10/31/2012 6:03:14 PM , Rating: 2
His idiocy is quite easy to mock...... Be harder not too..... He's a dangerous iDiot since he doesn't realize how moronic he truly is...

RE: But Steve said....
By Tony Swash on 10/31/12, Rating: 0
RE: But Steve said....
By retrospooty on 10/31/2012 7:55:42 PM , Rating: 2
this is a consumer tech site Tony, why would we care about that? What we care about is the products we can buy the features they have and at what price we can buy them at. we are mocking you because you're all over every article at this site doing your Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple nonsense to the point that it's irritating.

RE: But Steve said....
By Gio6518 on 10/31/2012 9:03:59 PM , Rating: 2
You guys are really rattled aren't you?

Who's rattled....we're just laughing at the stupidity which is you

RE: But Steve said....
By Moishe on 11/2/2012 1:52:36 PM , Rating: 2
You're not looking so bright yourself. Some people only bother to post stuff like you... Posts that equate to "user X sucks..." are pointless and do not contribute to the conversation. Sure, you can do it, but you're not "better" than TS.

RE: But Steve said....
By momorere on 10/31/2012 9:08:03 PM , Rating: 2
This applies to any article to do with crApple. All you have to do is place your name into the song. I just thought this would help you remember some of your childhood days as you would have been around 6 years old when this came out. Afterall, you are crApple's #3 right below Lord Jobs and Jesus Cook.

RE: But Steve said....
By bug77 on 11/1/2012 5:56:43 AM , Rating: 2
A lot of things are interesting on this Earth, but few of them have anything to do with the topic at hand.

"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
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