Daily Archives: August 10, 2012

Sales Do Not Equal Real Success

I’m back to beat on that dead Android tablet horse.

Report: Nexus 7 Supply Issues Stall Growth

This is the important line:

As the novelty of the device wears off and as the honeymoon phase comes to an end, people simply don’t use it as much as they used to.

That’s exactly what happened with the Kindle Fire. People bought it, played with it for a while, and then put it aside for their iPad.

I don’t think that’s going to happen with the iPad Mini.

Anyone can brag they sold “X” number of a thing. But after selling it, are the buyers using and liking it? That’s the measure of true success.

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The Android Tablet House Of Cards Collapsed Today

Apple sold 5.7 million tablets in the U.S. last quarter, court documents show. Samsung sold 37,000

Samsung’s US shipments revealed in Apple court battle

The truth leaked out back in February: Samsung: ‘we’re not doing very well in the tablet market’ (update)

But selling only 37,000 tablets in one quarter is not “not doing well” — it’s called failure.

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