A strong demand is expected by PC World, Curry’s, Argos, and John Lewis, among others, for tablets this December. In fact, for Curry’s and PC World, sales are already 1000 percent higher compared to last year’s numbers.
During the last six weeks alone, four new tablet computers have appeared to challenge the iPad. These are, the Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7, iPad Mini, Nook and Nook HD.
Most retailers believe that it is not yet clear which tablet will dominate the market this holiday season. However, ebuyer.com, believes that Apple will no longer reach the top spot, and that will be replaced by the 32 GB Google Nexus.
Furthermore, according to Matt Leeser, John Lewis’ communication technology head of buying,
“Sales of Apple’s iPad and iPad Mini are very strong, but this is the first Christmas we have seen real rivals to Apple on different platforms, including Android and Windows 8. Tablets such as the Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD have all exploded on to the market and are selling very well.”
According to a Dixons spokesman, parent company of PC World and Argos, last Monday was called “cyber Monday” for being the most active online shopping day of 2012. He said,