CNN Money published theses predictions for 4th quarter US Tablet sales and I was pleased to see Nexus 7 shown as 12% of the market in the 4th quarter up from nothing in the 3rd quarter. I do agree that the Kindle Fire will out sell the Nexus 7 in the 4th quarter, but I don't think we will 24% vs 12% difference that the poll predicts. What is your opinion?
Based a survey of U.S. households with broadband access published by Parks Associates.
•For the first time, more U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a tablet for the holidays than a laptop, netbook or Ultrabook.
•33% of U.S. broadband households now own a tablet, up from 15% last year, and Parks forecasts 66% of U.S. broadband households will have one by 2013.
•44% of holiday tablet shoppers plan to purchase an Apple (AAPL) iPad versus the 24% opting for Amazon's (AMZN) Kindle Fire.
•When presented with option of buying an iPad mini, 40% of those who had said planned to buy an iPad changed their minds and opted for the mini.
•12% said they planned to buy a Google (GOOG) Nexus and 21% a Microsoft (MSFT) Surface.
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