Is anyone surprised?
Apple’s operating profits from Mac sales in Q4 2012 were more than all the top 5 PC vendors combined. As PC sales drop, vendors that operate on low margins can no longer make it up in volume.
The Nexus 10 is a dud, sales are negligible. The struggling Microsoft Surface tablets have even reportedly outsold them.
Using your tablet to make the occasional VOIP call comes in handy, but do we want it to be our Smartphone too? and one that is designed to be held up to our ear?
Felix Richter of Statista puts Apple’s record profits in context:
In fiscal 2012, Apple made $7 Billion more than Microsoft, Google, eBay, Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon combined. In the same period, it also made more than double virtually the entire PC industry (HP, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, Acer, etc.).
Google unveils their new Nexus 7 tablet, shipping in mid-July with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for $199 (8GB) and $249 (16BG). Everything about this tablet is top of the line for a 7 incher, significantly better than Amazon’s Kindle Fire. I wonder how much Google is eating to keep the price below $200?
ASUS sounds as though they are doing their customers a favor by providing them with a GPS dongle. Is it not there job to provide a product that works and not hack a fix after the fact? The Transformer Prime is only a couple of months old. How about exchange my Transformer Prime for one that functions properly without a hack!
It’s not very practical, but it’s awesome in a geeky kind-of-way. I doubt this will sell well.
Very surprised that the number is that low. It further validates there’s no market for Android tablets yet.
The Asus Padfone and Station looks pretty close to final and the concept is extremely interesting, 3 devices using one sim. I’m pretty sure most carriers wont like this. And the Stylus as a headset is utterly ridiculous.
Asus introduces their own smartcovers - more complex, but different!.