It’s always tough to tell just how well a device is selling, but one method of gauging a devices success is how many are continuing to be manufactured. According to a DigiTime report, Taiwan-based supply chain makers are expecting sales of the Google Nexus 7 to exceed one million units in the month of December.
According to the report, global sales of the Nexus 7 show no signs of slowing down and have risen from an initial 500,000-600,000 units a month to 800,000-900,000 units in November. In fact, according to the source, 7-inch tablets in general are enjoying much success:
7x-inch tablets, mainly the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire and iPad mini, are expected to see booming sales in the peak sales period before the year-end holidays, the sources said. Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron Technology together shipped 1.5 million iPad minis in November and will ship two million units in December, the sources indicated.
At first, I thought these numbers are a testament to the 7-inch form factor, but after a little consideration, I’m keen to believe it’s the retail price of these tablets that is the true driving force behind their success.
I’m already a proud member of the Nexus 7 club, are you?