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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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RE: comparing apples to nexus
By Tony Swash on 1/17/2013 3:38:06 PM , Rating: 0
quote:
OK, enthusiests... But the point remains. What we care about is the products we can buy. Who gives a crap if Apple, Google Samsung or anyone else made a profit or lost money on it? Its just a silly thing to keep bringin into the conversation about tech products.

"Product A has this that and the other feature and it cheaper than product B"

"Product B has only this and that feature, its missing the other but it has this and that better, that is why it costs more"

"So, the company from product B makes more profit"

It just doesnt fit.

It depends. If you are basically a consumer and that's where your interest ends then it's true the only thing that will matter is what you can get into your hands, how much is costs and how good it is as a product. I think it's fair to say that many people on these forums and many readers of DT are actually interested in the tech industries and in technology in a broader way. So although you may not be interested I thinks it's clear that a lot people are interested in technology trends, which companies and platforms are doing well or having problems, how the intersection of changing technology and changing business trends are reshaping the tech world. I suggest if people post something that you don't consider relevant personally then just don't bother to read it. You could start with not bothering to read an article and the associated comments, such as this one, that are only to do with sales figures as it is clearly of no interest to you, and in fact I am not sure why you do.


RE: comparing apples to nexus
By retrospooty on 1/17/2013 3:52:42 PM , Rating: 2
"it's clear that a lot people are interested in technology trends, which companies and platforms are doing well or having problems"

BS... Tony you in particular more than anyone else uses Apple's profit as if it matters when talking about tech. "So, the company from product B makes more profit" is taken directly from you about Apple. I cant tell you how many discussions have been going on about tech, tech products, features, or whatever and your only response is "Apple makes more money" (I am paraphrasing). Its your enddless quest to make Apple appear in a better light than reality on any and all issues.

" I suggest if people post something that you don't consider relevant personally then just don't bother to read it."

Of course, you'd like that, because it would equal me not calling you on your BS. When I see you bending the truth and spinning things and making things appear differently than they are, I will call you on it.

Its a company Tony, get over it. You like the products? Great, buy them... Clearly millions of people like them and buy them. When you get into spinning every issue to make Apple sound better you will be challenged.


RE: comparing apples to nexus
By Dorkyman on 1/17/2013 5:32:02 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, Apple stock dipped as low as $485 Wednesday, now at $502, way down from the peak of $705. Bummer.

Oh what a difference a few months makes. Remember how Apple was "most valuable company in history?" Look at INFLATION-ADJUSTED market cap today--MS is champ at $800B, poor Apple is just about $470B, behind MS, GE, Cisco, and Intel. Double bummer.


RE: comparing apples to nexus
By Tony Swash on 1/17/13, Rating: 0
RE: comparing apples to nexus
By ritualm on 1/17/2013 10:24:09 PM , Rating: 2
You also said "If you don't buy Apple stock now, you will regret it." That was when Apple's share price was north of $600.

Except Apple's heydays were over the very moment your God - Steve Jobs - died. Now the stock is breaching south of $500.

But you'll just point to Apple's income statements and say "no no no, you are wrong, I am right, Apple is still ahead - just look at how much money it makes!" Tony, even the most jaded of anti-gun advocates can see you're BS-ing from a mile away.


RE: comparing apples to nexus
By themaster08 on 1/19/2013 5:21:02 AM , Rating: 2
Ah, yes, of course, good old applesymco.com.

Seriously, Tony. Most of your posts consist of links to the same few Apple supporting sites. Of course they're going to agree with your point of view. Time to broaden your horizons a little?


RE: comparing apples to nexus
By retrospooty on 1/21/2013 7:41:31 AM , Rating: 2
"Seriously, Tony. Most of your posts consist of links to the same few Apple supporting sites. Of course they're going to agree with your point of view. Time to broaden your horizons a little?"

LOL... Tony isnt here to broaden his horizons, he is here specifically to narrow yours. In any and all situations Tony's agenda here is to make Apple appear in a better light. Thus the one sides links, spin and "half truths"


RE: comparing apples to nexus
By Tony Swash on 1/17/13, Rating: 0
RE: comparing apples to nexus
By retrospooty on 1/17/2013 7:18:30 PM , Rating: 2
"What I don't understand about your rather pompous disclaimer of any interest in the business aspect of technology "

Again, I call BS. I never said I have no interest, what I dont like is to see you take everyu discussion and end it with "So, Apple makes more profit". Stop making everything black and white. You cop out with that same BS any time anyone says anything negative about Apple, you sarcasticaly post "Apple is doomed" as if everything everyone says has to be 100% or zero. Seriously, who do you thing your fooling?


RE: comparing apples to nexus
By ritualm on 1/17/2013 10:29:04 PM , Rating: 2
You love throwing pieces of cow manure at us, thinking we'd mistake it as magical pixie dust. Yet when we return the favor, you immediately sue our pants off because we're assaulting you.

Who do you think you're fooling? You're literally and figuratively dumber than the guy who outsourced his work to Chinese programmers while hoping nobody would notice.


RE: comparing apples to nexus
By themaster08 on 1/19/2013 5:24:19 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
If you really don't like discussing the business prospects of technology companies fine - piss off to another thread or keep your trap shut and let people who do want to discuss such things have a discussion uninterrupted by your vacuous piffle.
No one really was talking about the business aspect. It was you that brought it up, as always, because Apple's sales figures are all you've got to attempt to wind other posters up, but it's obviously worn itself out because no one here is interested anymore.

It's nice to bring another perspective to the table, but you constantly repeat yourself.


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