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  (Source: ibtimes.com)
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 6:36:20 PM , Rating: 0
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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.


Once upon a time in a land far, far way and a long time ago Microsoft was a bigger company than Apple. Then it all went horribly wrong and poor Microsoft lost it's way while Apple grew ever larger until one day in soon, sometime in 2013, the iOS installed base will be bigger than the Windows installed base and many teeth will be gnashed in Redmond and many chairs will thrown and many Microsoft fans will weep.

This is a good analysis of the speed with which iOS and Android will ramp to a billion installed base compared to the Windows ramp, it also puts the Xbox in perspective.

http://www.asymco.com/2013/01/16/the-race-to-a-bil...


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"


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