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Google has unveiled the Nexus 7 - its first own-brand Android tablet.
The device is made by the Taiwanese company Asus rather than the firm's own Motorola hardware unit.
It will be sold for $199 (£127) from mid-July pitching it directly against Amazon's Kindle Fire. It is set to be released in mid-July.
The 7-inch device has a smaller screen than Apple's bestselling iPad and is 340g meaning it is also lighter to hold.
It also features Google's Chrome browser at its default option - the first Android device to do so.
If you think I'm wrong then I suggest you don't "get it".
Where are the apps for it?
I predict failure.
Now i see why MS did the deal with Barnes and Noble, its not about the hardware at this formfactor anymore, its about the services.
It's game over. Period.
Again, if you disagree with my points, fair enough. Obviously you would be the type to start engineering a 7-inch tablet to compete with the Nexus 7...
B&N and Amazon
This is why the other Android tablet makers really don't get any press or make any noise because the consumers don't understand that you can still gain access Amazon or B&N content using the same Kindle and Nook apps (gasoline) on cheaper hardware by other vendors.
If you are Samsung or Toshiba you are in the "game" to make profit.
It's game over because guess what? Samsung and company need profit to sell hardware. At $200, guess what? They can't do it.
The iPad is probably by far the superior device but hardly worth the extra $300 for what little more it provides.
You don't buy something from a bookstore because you want a tablet, you buy it because you want an eReader.
You're not the average consumer Bill.
Apple is a lifestyle brand. Like Louis Vuitton.
Also, by that logic you would buy an iPad from Apple just to listen to iTunes ;)
You must hang out with yuppies as I'm as average a consumer as they get.
Amazon is more than a bookstore, it has an App store, movies and more for the Fire and likewise for the B&N Nook.
Just look at that page. It screams "I AM A COLOR EREADER"