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Japan's largest business daily Nikkei said that the Nexus 7 is taking over mainly because of price

Apple's iPad is notorious for being king of the tablets, but in Japan, this may no longer be the case.

Market research firm BCN conducted a survey in Japan last December to see what the tablet market share was looking like. Out of 2,400 consumer electronics stores in Japan, the iPad had 40.1 percent of the market while Google's Nexus 7 claimed 44.4 percent.

Japan's largest business daily Nikkei said that the Nexus 7 is taking over mainly because of price. The Nexus 7 costs $199 USD while the cheapest iPad -- the iPad mini -- is $329 USD. Both the Nexus 7 and iPad mini are 7-inch tablets.

However, the report did note that some stores in Japan have run out of the iPad mini, which may have affected the results a bit.

The iPad mini features a 7.85-inch display, 1024x768 resolution, Dual-core A5 processor, Lightning connector, 5 MP rear-facing camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera, 720p HD video, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage options, 10-hour battery life, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and 4G LTE availability. The iPad mini starts at $329 for the 16GB version, $429 for the 32GB, and $529 for the 64GB.

Google's Nexus 7 is a tablet made by ASUS. It runs the latest version of the Android operating system, 4.1 Jelly Bean, and packs various features like a 7-inch IPS display with a 1280x800 resolution, a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, a 1.2 MP front-facing camera, NFC, Bluetooth, 802.11n wireless, GPS and 16GB/32GB versions. The 16GB version starts at $199 while the 32GB runs $249.99.

Source: CNET

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By menting on 1/17/2013 12:20:20 PM , Rating: 4
not related to this article, but the quote at the bottom of the page was intersting

"We’re Apple. We don’t wear suits. We don’t even own suits." -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Yeah, they don't own suits or wear suits, they only file suits.

RE: not related to this article
By GulWestfale on 1/17/2013 1:16:12 PM , Rating: 4
only when it suits them.

RE: not related to this article
By JackBurton on 1/17/13, Rating: -1
By BifurcatedBoat on 1/17/2013 1:47:45 PM , Rating: 4
"You can't steal that from me! I already stole it from someone else first!"

RE: not related to this article
By retrospooty on 1/17/2013 1:48:21 PM , Rating: 2
You mean when someone copies what they copied.

RE: not related to this article
By kleinma on 1/17/2013 2:42:01 PM , Rating: 4
No, Apple did not copy, they Xeroxed ;)

By inperfectdarkness on 1/18/2013 3:56:42 AM , Rating: 2
my hat is off to you sir, that is pure genius. :) i nominate for a 6!

RE: not related to this article
By retrospooty on 1/17/2013 9:53:42 PM , Rating: 1
Yes. Apples true slogans...

Do as I say not as I sue.

What's yours is mine, but what's mine is mine.

Or to quote those Pixar seaguls... Mine mine mine

RE: not related to this article
By web2dot0 on 1/18/13, Rating: 0
By AnnihilatorX on 1/18/2013 7:34:40 AM , Rating: 2
reposting this

"If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion." -- Scientology founder L. Ron. Hubbard

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