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Thread: Nvidia CEO: Why Android tablets aren't selling

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    Nvidia CEO: Why Android tablets aren't selling






    NVIDIA is one of the main driving hardware forces in the Android tablet world and slow sales of tablets with Google’s operating systems seem to have touched NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang on the raw. Huang uttered not one, but a couple of arguments detailing the reasons behind the slow start of Android tablet sales in an interview for CNET:
    "It's a point of sales problem. It's an expertise at retail problem. It's a marketing problem to consumers. It is a price point problem"

    While the first three arguments seem to touch on all Honeycomb tablets, most of which run on the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip, the price point issue instantly spurs thoughts about the Motorola XOOM. "The baseline configuration included 3G when it shouldn't have," Huang underlined. "Tablets should have a Wi-Fi configuration and be more affordable. And those are the ones that were selling more rapidly than the 3G and fully configured ones," he further explained his point. The Motorola XOOM hit retail shelves with a hard-to-swallow $799 price tag for a 3G version and lacking a Wi-Fi only model initially. In comparison, the iPad 2 carries a much more affordable $499 price tag for the base model with no 3G.

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    price point is the achilles heel right now.

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    But with the Transformer priced at $399 and upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the same price. That oughta help this selling problem for sure.

    Btw, for those interested in the Asus Eee Pad Transformer be sure to joins us at TransformerForums.com

    And those looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, check us out at GalaxyTabforums.net
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    I'm gonna get a tablet in the near future.
    I agree the new price points will help.

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    But there are wifi only tablets available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfang77 View Post
    But there are wifi only tablets available.
    There are now, but initially they launched with 3G versions only. Price point will kill tablets, not just Android ones. They need to come down across the board.

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    I agree totally. I just bought a viewsonic g tablet... due to the low cost. It was under 300 to my door, and it screams on vegan ginger 7.0. A decent tablet shouldn't cost more than a nice laptop, or desktop and they do. I wanted the xoom, price kept me away.
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    Prices will get better. About a 6 months ago there wasn't much for android tablets, so one maker could set the price. Now with more companies developing tablets, we would expect to see prices come down due to competition. I expect SSD's to do the same thing.
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    android tab sales

    Everyone gripes about the price of Xoom but would someone please tell me of another tab that can do what it does for the same price. Doesn't exist! I looked into everything out there I ***** ed myself about the price but I bought a Zoom and I do not regret it! I have some software and browser issues but theyaare being worked out! Sales issues are a marketing matter get the word out and this thing will sell.
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    Sometimes, CEOs are forced to answer to investors for poor sales numbers, and a proven strategy (CEO course 101, taught in many MBA programs) is to point a finger(s) at someone else your product's sales numbers is dependant on.

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