It appears that the iPad Mini Vs Google Nexus 7 whitewash hasn’t quite worked out the way most of us expected.
With an enviable spec-sheet, more features that you can shake a large stick at and a price-tag of less than $200, it isn’t difficult to figure out why the Google Nexus 7 is such a smash-hit. Most had expected the iPad Mini release date to come along and essentially wipe both the Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire off the face of the Earth – assuming it offered the same “bang to buck” ratio.
Well, the figures are in and regardless of how well or otherwise the iPad Mini is performing, Google’s Nexus 7 is reportedly selling by the boatload – not far off one million units per month. Reports had been circulating for some time suggesting monthly Nexus 7 sales totaling around 800,000, which have this week been updated by the Wall Street Journal.
According to sources from ASUS though, the figure might actually be even bigger still.
As a device in its own right the Google Nexus 7 has proved to be a truly unstoppable success story. However, when held in contrast with Apple’s iPad range across the board, it barely scratches the surface.
Over the course of Q3 alone, Apple is estimated to have sold no less than 25 million iPads on a global basis, with the iPad Mini expected to contribute toward a massive spike over the Q4 holiday buying season. On a one-on-one basis at least the Google Nexus 7 Vs iPad Mini battle is likely to be closely fought, as consumers and critics alike have in large responded less than favorably toward the $329 price-tag of the latter – especially considering an alleged $140 profit margin for each iPad Mini sold.
And as for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD…expect a strong third-place contender in the 7-inch stakes, though nothing quite on the same level as the two front-runners.