Booksellers Beat the Tech Companies

By  |  Friday, November 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm

GigaOm’s Kevin C. Tofel on why Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s rather modest Android tablets have a shot at succeeding when more ambitious ones from other companies have not:

Surprisingly, it took two booksellers / digital content companies to figure out there’s a market for smaller, less expensive tablets that focus on key consumer activities. The Fire and Nook may not be computer replacements, but for most people, neither is the iPad, yet it’s easily outselling comparable Android tablets by a large margin according to the limited data available.

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  1. Anonymous Says:

    Sadly none can connect to an Ad Hoc WiFi network created by a cellphone and since the Nook only has WiFi a serious problem if you're in an area without an accessible WiFi network.

  2. The_Heraclitus Says:

    Really? My nook (not color) connects to my wife's ad hoc WiFi created by her Android phone.