[FoRK] Year-on-year netbook sales fall off a cliff
dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Sat May 8 00:52:29 PDT 2010
Or maybe April 2010 was the month that netbook saturation had been reached.
They were so cheap that evryone who wanted one had acquired one.
On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo <ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
> --- On Fri, 5/7/10, Jeremy Apthorp <nornagon at nornagon.net> wrote:
> > > Less than a year ago, the netbook market was growing
> > at a whopping 641% percent year-over-year. But in April,
> > that growth slowed to just 5%, following month-over-month
> > growth rate declines dating back to November of last year.
> > Even as someone who embraces the iPad and all its quirks, these stats
> > floored me. I thought the iPad and the netbook filled different use
> > cases? Maybe there's some other reason for this dramatic drop in
> > netbook sales.
> Or maybe the netbook was a temporary substitute until what they really
> wanted/needed came along?
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