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Fighting the trend, Android tablet manufacturers had a good Black Friday

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Fighting the trend, Android tablet manufacturers had a good Black Friday
Despite all of the big crowds, fights, and the seemingly non-stop loop of commercials, sales of consumer electronics declined 5.6% on Black Friday according to the NPD Group. The larger than expected drop comes after a 4% decline last year. 58% of Black Friday sales receipts came from PC's, Android tablets and television sets. Part of the problem was that lower sales prices did not generate the necessary new sales to make up for the price tag cut. For example, flat screen television sales rose 4% on volume, but dropped 6% on revenue thanks to the drop in the average sales price to $333 from $367 last year.

Android tablet manufacturers had a great Black Friday

Android tablet manufacturers had a great Black Friday

It was a good Black Friday for manufacturers of Android flavored tablets. Android tablets increased volume sales by a whopping 177%, but because prices were down on average to $151 from $219, revenue rose 91%. Some of those sales came at the expense of notebook computers. These smaller computer models showed a 10% decline in sales. Apple branded models were flat while Windows powered notebooks dropped 10%. A vast majority of notebook sales, 89%, were Windows 8 devices and fetched an average selling price of  $368. Android tablets had a huge price advantage over the computers in this area on Black Friday.

Cyber Monday did better with record online sales of $1.46 billion on the Monday following Black Friday. Free shipping was a big driver of online sales and half of all transactions included it, which led to additional orders being placed by shoppers.

source: PCMag

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posted on 04 Dec 2012, 11:14 5

1. nwright94 (unregistered)


Well with great, cheap devices such as the Nexus 7, it's not surprise android tablets are starting to pick up steam.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 19:24

4. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Suddenly I'm really, really bored

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 17:57

2. oister85 (Posts: 393; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I wonder how many sony tablets were sold.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 00:17 1

5. noriya (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


i just got xperia tablet.but not discount

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 18:14

3. TechnoProdigy (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 May 2012)


Yet people are always complaining about phonearena being biased to Apple yet they always have post like these supporting both companies

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