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Despite the fact that the Google Nexus One is the most advanced Android handset to date, and enjoyed substantial buzz leading up to its release, the launch has been overshadowed by lower than expected sales.
On the heels of the 71% cut in estimates this should not be a surprise. Nor should it be given Rubin’s stated goal:
Rubin hopes his company can sell, at the very least, 150,000 Nexus One devices.
A new survey has found that 13 percent of respondents are likely to buy Apple’s forthcoming iPad, a number greater than the 9 percent who planned to purchase an iPhone before its launch in 2007.
A summary of the typical expert reaction to the iPad in three steps:
Step 1: Expert: “Apple is stupid to launch such a dumb product!”
Step 2: Product sells very well
Step 3: Expert: “Well, what do you expect… People are stupid!”
Developers creating games for mobile phones increased to 25 percent, up from 12 percent a year ago. Of those mobile developers, 75 percent are targeting iPhone and iPod Touch games. The total number of iPhone developers is more than twice the number making games for the Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation Portable.
When there are no more iKiller wannabes and when competitors no longer seek to “take on the upstart” then sell.
As long as there are doubters, whether due to ignorance or reactionary fear and loathing, the stock is underpriced.
If you doubt and hate Apple, please post and comment and give me the confidence to hold.