Asus, the Taiwanese electronics giant that partnered with Google on the Nexus 7 tablet, told the Wall Street Journal that sales of the tablet are approaching nearly 1 million per month. The device, which launched back in July of this year, has recently seen its entry-level $199 model’s storage space jump from 8 GB to 16 GB, and a new 32 GB model has been introduced at the $249 price point. There are also several cellular-enabled models that have recently been added to the line.
“At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to 1 million,” said Asus CFO David Chang.
Of course, now the Nexus 7 has the iPad mini to contend with, and that’s no small task.