iThingies Fall to 14th Place on Walmart’s Best-sellers List

People love small cheap computers. According to Walmart, 13 of the top 14 best-sellers are Android/Linux tablets priced $60-$299 while that other tablet is $399.

This reflects the huge advantage FLOSS has on personal computers. There’s no huge licensing fee bundled with the device. OEMs of other kinds of personal computers will soon catch on to this mode of business. If they don’t, they will lose serious market share. I expect by the end of 2012 to see the embargo of */Linux on retail shelves gone everywhere and sanity can return to the market. The Wintel monopoly will be just a bad memory.

see Walmart.com: Electronics: Computers: Tablet PCs.

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 iThingies Fall to 14th Place on Walmart’s Best-sellers List

  1. Clarence Moon says:

    scorning humanity

    Heavens, Mr. Pogson, I am not that way at all. If I were, I would be a Republican, but I voted for Obama and will do so again. Rather I am just noting that people who buy iPads and iPhones and iPods and iMacs pay the premium price because they fancy themselves as up-scale, fast-lane, movers and shakers. Their is a reason that the Apple logo lights up. See and be seen, is the motto. Such folk shun Walmart like the plague and are hardly likely to buy their wares at such a plebian establishement.

    I think that you miserly attitude has colored your perceptions of reality.

  2. Phenom says:

    Pog, it is hardly Clarence Moon’s fault that it is exactly people with modest financial abilities who are the majority of Walmart’s customers. Just a fact. Cudos to Walmart for finding a lucrative business model, but high-quality goods are a rarity in Walmart stores. “Sad but true”.

  3. Clarence Moon, scorning humanity, wrote, “Life’s losers are the Walmart shoppers”.

    Wikipedia: “The company is the world’s 18th largest public corporation, according to the Forbes Global 2000 list, and the largest public corporation when ranked by revenue. It is also the biggest private employer in the world with over two million employees, and is the largest retailer in the world. “

    I suggest Clarence Moon see a physician; such anti-social inclinations may be a sign of illness.

  4. Clarence Moon says:

    According to Walmart, 13 of the top 14 best-sellers are Android/Linux tablets priced $60-$299 while that other tablet is $399

    Life’s losers are the Walmart shoppers, Mr. Pogson. Apple buyers are not likely to be seen there at all, much less going there to purchase their iMacs, iPads, iPhones, or iPods. People satisfied with a $60 Android generic are not the sort who buy iPads in any case. They are not in the same product market.

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