Carphone Warehouse has announced that, since going on sale on 27th July, the Google Nexus 7 inch tablet has become the highest selling Android tablet in the history of the category.
The UK’s largest independent mobile retailer has seen a huge demand for this smaller sized tablet running on the Android 4.1, Jelly Bean operating system.
Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says, “Looking at the sales of the Google Nexus tablet, it’s clear that there is a massive demand amongst our customer base for smaller tablets. We’re seeing a real shift in what customers are using their tablets for, with more and more watching content on the go. It’s now common to see people using their tablets during the morning commute or catching up on the day’s news in a local coffee shop, and smaller devices make it easier to handle.
“We’ve seen that 59% of total tablet sales in our stores are sold as either connected or tethered, to allow access to the internet on tablets that don’t have inbuilt 3G connectivity. At Carphone Warehouse, we offer a wide range of tablet and phone packages, so are well placed to offer the best tariff for each and every customer.
“It’s impressive that this product is our biggest selling Android tablet, and it will be really interesting to see if other manufacturers will follow suit with smaller tablets over the coming months to spice up the Christmas period.”
Frankly, I am not surprised at this news. Not only a great tablet but I had super customer service from CPW when I purchased mine there.
Posted by: Matt