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Those rumors about a $99 Google (GOOG) Nexus tablet won't go away. Sources tell Digitimes the...

Those rumors about a $99 Google (GOOG) Nexus tablet won't go away. Sources tell Digitimes the device will arrive in Q4, be manufactured by Quanta, and feature a no-frills processor from China's WonderMedia. NPD's Richard Shim also recently claimed a $99 Nexus tablet is in the works, to go with a high-end Nexus model from Samsung. Google's losses on such a device would probably be significant, but it would also easily undercut the Kindle Fire and iPad Mini at a time when tablet penetration remains low in many emerging markets.
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  • mogando
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    GOOG is digging a huge hole for themselves. For a discretionary gadget (not an essential item like phone), consumers value quality. The myriad of $200 android-based tablets (inc KFire) still hasn't brought total Android tablet market share to 50%, while AAPL commands 60-80% market share selling only high end ones.

     

    Open-ness is meaningless when you can count the number of tablet-optimized apps in 2 hands (properly scaling does NOT mean optimized). As long as GOOG keep price under-cutting its OEM partners, it would self-destruct its only chance in the tablet space.
    17 Oct 2012, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Don't let the facts get in the way of your babble or anything....

     

    http://exm.nr/RCCPFB
    17 Oct 2012, 11:34 AM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    sorry, Google officially REFUSE to recognize Kindle Fire as Android, so it's a false market share chart

     

    even according to that chart, Android market share maxes at 27%, but based on real world usage statistics, those 27% are nowhere to be found.
    17 Oct 2012, 02:32 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    What google says or does is irrelevant. I check out Amazon app store daily with my ANDROID tablet and phone (neither of which is a kindle fire) and enjoy my free app of the day.
    17 Oct 2012, 02:38 PM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    if those market shares are anywhere near the truth, i should roughly see 1 android tablet or kindle fire per iPad around town

     

    please show me ANYWHERE in the US that one could observe that, unless you're claiming that only iPad users bring their tablets to starbucks and airplanes while Android tablet users are explicitly home users
    17 Oct 2012, 03:09 PM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    IPad Users are probably the same kind of people that like spending $4 on coffee to look cool at SBUX. Android users are probably more utilitarian and buy their coffee from SJM or KRFT and brew it at home ;)
    17 Oct 2012, 03:31 PM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    totally ... these people spending $500 on a Samsung GTab 10.1 but can't afford coffee at a store

     

    if any android manufacturer is selling boatloads of Android tablets, you'd think they would announce actual sales numbers by now.
    17 Oct 2012, 03:46 PM Reply Like
  • bjnflicks
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    Google and Amazon have both been blown out of the water on tablets by the mini iPad. 80% of people are going to buy Apple pads. It is the one area where they totally rule and it is the future. At Best Buy now, you can buy a mini PC laptop for $200. INTC and MSFT's loss here is AAPL's gain and it makes no sense AAPL isn't soaring today. The Street just doesn't get it yet. They imagine Google, Samsung and Amazon are eating into Apple, but it is the other way around and will continue this way. I was at a T-Mobile store yester. They sell no Apples only Samsung and a few others. Not a single customer. I was the only one and my Android had broken down and was malfunctioning. Not a good reason for one customer to be there. Several days before I was at the Apple store. Maybe 150 customers all buzzing with enthusiasm and lining up to buy, buy, buy full price high profit margin products.

     

    BTW, I had a long talk with the manager of that Apple store. He admitted he was a little nervous at first about Mapaps and the China plant riot, but now apparently everything is under control and flowing smoothly again. Apple is the only company on earth that sells millions of every unit it can produce before the unit it even made. And since most people are now buying on Apple.com, they are also cutting out the retail middlemen, a huge advantage. So Apple remains a cheap very undervalued stock and $800 is a conservative target near-medium term. Me-thinks $850 + within six months.
    17 Oct 2012, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    One problem with your statement. The IPad Mini hasn't even been released yet!

     

    In other news, Amazon and Google have done a good job of gaining market share on the IPad

     

    http://exm.nr/RCCPFB
    17 Oct 2012, 11:35 AM Reply Like
  • pocohonta
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    There are already sub-$99 Android tablets out there everywhere, but you get what you pay for. Pic N Save has a $79 model as do several Chinese manufacturers. However, they are junk... many are not UL certified, have problem connecting, and all poor quality. I'd rather pay $399+ to buy an iPad than to waste money on those sub-$99 models. However, they do make excellent Christmas stuffing so that you can give them to the kids on your naughty list (the kids on the nice list still gets iPad mini)
    17 Oct 2012, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • chopchop0
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    Correct, but with google's backing, I expect a decent product at that pricepoint. Similar to Amazon.
    17 Oct 2012, 11:36 AM Reply Like
  • BigJ1260
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    Goog about to take massive losses on Hardware with Motorola acquisition costs and selling at below cost on tablets- never mind that they develop Android, but then sell it for free.

     

    Noticed they are now plastering all my mobile sites with extremely annoying crawl ads that are very difficult to tap to close- and so instead open up and then Google tells client it was a "click" - what a joke.

     

    Everyone worried Apple might slightly decrease overall Margin with new ipad mini at 30% margin - yet Amzn and Goog praised for making zero margin on their products- again, what a joke
    17 Oct 2012, 03:20 PM Reply Like
  • mogando
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    so true ... AAPL stock got blasted at P/E of 16 for selling products at 40% gross margin

     

    AMZN gets nearly P/E 100 for flipping pennies
    17 Oct 2012, 03:48 PM Reply Like
  • VictorHAustin
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    300
    17 Oct 2012, 09:18 PM Reply Like
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