[…] Google’s going to announce a 7-inch, Nexus-branded tablet called the Nexus 7. According to the leak, it’s built by Asus, with a 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, GeForce 12-core GPU and 1GB of RAM with two different storage variants: 8GB and 16GB.
[…] The screen is an IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle, running a resolution of 1280 by 800. The device will also sport a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The battery will also give you 9 hours worth of operation.
[…] this could all prove to be an elaborate fake. We’ve seen them before and we’ll see them as long as there’s a rabid tech-loving public that will queue up around the block for value this good.
If true, this appears to be Google’s answer to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. If not, congrats to the those who caused tech reporters/bloggers to react excitedly.
Amazon’s newest tablet, the Kindle Fire, helped increase Kindle Family sales by 4x when compared to the same period last year, and was also the best-selling item at Amazon.com on Black Friday. The boost in sales wasn’t exclusive to Amazon’s online market, with both Best Buy and Target reporting increased demand for the new tablet. From The Next Web:
Nik Nayar, vice president merchandising at Target said that the Kindle Fire was so popular, sales of the device outperformed all other Android devices at its stores: “This was a great Black Friday for Target and for Kindle Fire, which was the bestselling tablet in our stores on Black Friday”
If you are wondering how many Kindle Fires were sold, Amazon will most likely let you down. Not because the number is low, but because they refrain from releasing sales figures. What we do know is that the number before Black Friday was in the millions, with unofficial 2011 sales estimated at five million.