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Nexus 7 already the best selling tablet ever in the UK

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Nexus 7 already the best selling tablet ever in the UK
The Nexus 7 has been selling quite well in the US with its $199 price point, but the real game-changer was always the price point that Google hit in Europe and the UK. In the UK, the price was so good, the Nexus 7 has reportedly already become the best selling Android tablet ever in the region. 

Usually, electronics are more expensive in the UK, but Google has been selling the tablet for just £159 (~$255), which is pretty comparable to the $199 price tag here. For comparison's sake, the new iPad starts at $499 in the US, but starts at £399 (~$640) in the UK. Because of the price of the Nexus 7, there isn't really any competition in the UK, because neither Amazon nor Barnes & Noble sell their tablets in the region just yet. The Kindle Fire HD will be going on sale in Europe soon though. 

No official stats are available, but Carphone Warehouse, one of the biggest mobile retailers in the region, has said that the Nexus 7 is now the best selling Android tablet ever in the UK. Of course, Graham Stapleton, chief commercial officer at Carphone Warehouse clear to tell the Telegraph that it was the best selling Android tablet, not the best selling tablet. So, without actual numbers, it's hard to say just how impressive this news is, because we can assume from the phrasing that the iPad is still out-selling the Nexus 7, and also costs significantly more. 

source: Telegraph via BGR

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posted on 18 Oct 2012, 20:26 10

1. Aeires (unregistered)


It's great to see prices finally going in the right direction, competition is indeed good.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 21:16 8

2. lyndon420 (Posts: 1743; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Go go Google.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 21:34 7

3. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)


I foresee a lawsuit for breach of patents involving Asus in the near future.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 23:10 8

9. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


and I can foresee who will start it..

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 21:39 5

4. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Michael if we have to presume that ipad is having larger sales as compared to NEXUS thern please edit the article Title as title makes it look that NEXUS beats ipad in UK as title currently reads:

Nexus 7 already the best selling tablet ever in the UK

:)

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 21:45 2

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1350; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


If they add a 3G module to the 32 Gig , it will crush virtually any other tablet for some time

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 22:01 1

6. techytechtech (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


google = good times

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 22:10

7. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


They can't spell arbor, ardor, color, favor, flavor, harbor, labor, neighbor, and savor correctly so why do they matter?

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 23:34 1

10. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2193; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Such an American sentiment. Your version came before ours, but ours is still superior. And people wonder why we're hated in so many places around the world.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 00:36 2

11. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 621; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Don't worry about him. not all Americans are this ignorant on purpose. I know quite a few and they are the learned ones who understand how America was actually started by English folk who couldn't stand the Queen. Sheesh, you think that they actually took history lessons. At times I feel sorry when on the street you can stop a random individual and ask them to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and they wouldn't know it, worse yet can't even sing the National Anthem, but incredibly immigrants who become naturalized citizens are required to know both and can actually do it...how is that for patriotic an outsider loves your country enough to learn more about it than you.

Wait how come the Kindle hasn't been sold in the U.K.? They waiting for something special to show up? Original Kindle is one heavy and unattractive brick, not to mention lacking the Play Store means you miss out on a lot of cool things that aren't in Amazon's store, oh well. Go Nexus?!?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:05 1

14. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I was just kidding. I was trying to act like an ignorant American. Pretty convincing huh?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:31 1

15. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


I seriously was just trying to make someone chuckle, even if it was just me.

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 22:19 3

8. techytechtech (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


maybe they cant spell but atleast they can think and make good decisions.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:39 1

13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2193; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


BOOM!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 02:00

12. djstammo (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


First Case of Google’s Nexus 7 Spontaneously Combusts While Charging
http://micgadget.com/30695/first-case-of-googles-nexus-7-spontaneously-combusts-while-charging/

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 19:47

16. loli5 (Posts: 76; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


"So, without actual numbers, it's hard to say just how impressive this news is, because we can assume from the phrasing that the iPad is still out-selling the Nexus 7, and also costs significantly more."

He ALMOST made it a whole article without sh*tting on android and praising apple.

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