Nexus 7? Meh, ‘just another Android tablet’

Nexus 7? Meh, ‘just another Android tablet’For the average consumer, the Asus Nexus 7 is a pretty enticing prospect. You’ve got a quad-core processor, Nexus branding, the spanking new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), and all for under two hundred quid.

But you know who’s not impressed? Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. He reckons it’s “just another Android tablet”. Whachoo talkin’ about, Bri?

The revelation comes in a note to investors, penned after the Nexus 7 unveiling at this year’s Google I/O.

The note continues: “Google announced Nexus 7, a new 7-inch tablet that will be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-Core CPU that will be based on the new Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The product ships in mid-July and the price is $199.”

Sounds good so far. But here comes the A-word.

“By comparison, Apple’s 9.7 inch iPad starts at a price of $499 and the iPad 2 starts at a price of just $399. At the same time, we believe an ‘iPad Mini‘ could be released this September at a price point of $250-$300, providing a more cost competitive product for Apple and opening up a new market segment.”

Yeah, but that’s all conjecture for the moment, Bri. We still reckon the Nexus 7 will shift a fair few units in the meantime.

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6 comments

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2012 at 11:59

Pfft.... There COULD be an iPad Mini... heck, it COULD be totally free, also ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 29, 2012 at 12:12

So in short, this is all speculative BS until (or should that be if) an iPad Mini is launched?

lcurdie / MOD  Jun. 29, 2012 at 12:21

Yes, highly paid speculative BS. For the analyst, I hasten to add, not me. I command a mere £1,000 per article.

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 29, 2012 at 12:27

I command a mere £1,000 per article.
You should get that sticking "0" button looked at ;).

Treab  Jun. 29, 2012 at 12:35

And that comma button... see kids what he means is £1.00 ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2012 at 14:39

Yes, highly paid speculative BS. For the analyst, I hasten to add, not me. I command a mere £1,000 per article.
What kind of filthy euphemism is that - 'article'?

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