Amazon’s Best-seller List for Tablets

  1. 7″ Android 2.2 – $90
  2. 7″ Android 2.3 – $120
  3. iPad2 – $400
  4. 8″ Android 2.3 – $180
  5. 7″ Android 2.3 – $90

The moral of the story? People love small cheap computers and are willing to pay $90-$400 for one. The “white-box” tablet makers have Android 2.x working for them and they are not about to invest in Android 4/ICS until they cannot sell their present products any longer. Android 2.x is the XP of the Android world. This puts great pressure on the big guys to lower prices. I like it. I like competition in IT.

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About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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4 Responses to Amazon’s Best-seller List for Tablets

  1. At $199, Amazon is probably making money on the tablet. There are tablets with similar features selling for $100 less. In a world filled with real people Apple can fool some of the people all the time… but they cannot fool all of the people all of the time.

  2. Viktor says:

    Delusional much? Amazon.com “Best Sellers in Tablet PCs” as of now (http://imgur.com/KUund):

    Kindle Fire – $199
    Blackberry Playbook – $219
    Asus Transformer Prime – $605
    Samsung Galaxy Tab – $448
    Asus Transformer TF101-A1 – $385

    The moral of the story?

    The biggest bestseller is an Android tablet, which is tailored to fit Amazon and it’s closed ecosystem, is sold at a gigantic loss by Amazon, with customers don’t giving a damn if the tablet runs on Android or petrol fumes.

    Meanwhile Apple is laughing all the way to the bank, because they sell hardware that actually makes a profit for them.

  3. That’s the idea… I read a lot and the blog is my database and my mirror. I think Wintel and a lot of non-free softies are in a defensive position or thinking about defensive moves now. Very soon everyone will know that the world does not owe Wintel a living and price/performance is the deciding factor, not whether things run on that other OS. I still don’t know what to do with the “Cult of Apple”. A few people I know like the mobile iThingies but I don’t know anyone who still uses a Mac. Macs are selling more than ever, somewhere, and Ubuntu imitates them to some extent. I guess I understand technology a lot better than I understand people… The little woman is the other way around so we make a team. 😉

  4. Kozmcrae says:

    Robert Pogson overwhelms the Cult of Microsoft with good news about FLOSS. They can’t keep up, need to choose their battles carefully.

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