Best Buy: Android tablet sales 'better than we expected'

Best Buy: Android tablet sales 'better than we expected'

Summary: Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn said he was optimistic about the Android tablet roadmap.

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Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn said that tablet demand was one of the company's few bright spots in its second quarter and Android devices delivered sales 'better than we expected."

Dunn, speaking on Best Buy's earnings conference call, said that sales of Apple's iPad remained strong, but Android devices showed some signs of life. Best Buy's second quarter and outlook disappointed Wall Street. Dunn said:

iPad sales were strong in the quarter as we expected but sales of Android devices also were solid and better than we expected.

Best Buy doesn't break out its tablet sales by product line. Dunn said Best Buy's investment in its "Tablet Central" part of its retail stores appears to be paying off. On the Android front, Dunn said he was optimistic that the Android tablet army is starting to hone its game. He said:

We are encouraged by the new models of the pipeline over the next several months that will offer our customers even more choice both online and in stores.

Aside from tablets, e-readers and appliances, Best Buy's sales growth struggled. Naturally, Dunn was asked about Best Buy's prospects for Amazon's Kindle Tablet, which has been long rumored. He couldn't comment, but did note that the Kindle e-reader is an important part of Best Buy's sales mix.

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  • RE: Best Buy: Android tablet sales 'better than we expected'

    Larry, two android article today, and no FM? Are feeling OK today?<br><br>PS. Kudos on THIS article.
    Cuz tomorrow you'll be back to quoting FM on how android is in trouble.
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  • RE: Best Buy: Android tablet sales 'better than we expected'

    I kept saying these and the ibozos didn't believe me... The collective Android Tablets are moving faster than iPad 2 as far as best buy is.concerned.

    Apparently, when given a choice, people won't always pay more for less (read iPad 2).
    slickjim
    • They still don't believe you

      <ul><i>The collective Android Tablets are moving faster than iPad 2 as far as best buy is.concerned. </i></ul><p>Nothing in the article actually says that, which is probably why the "iBozos" didn't believe you.
      Robert Hahn
      • Agree; BB did not say what they were expecting, so it is pointless to guess

        @Robert Hahn: ... how to interpret their results.
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  • RE: Best Buy: Android tablet sales 'better than we expected'

    Why don't they just release the numbers? You and I know they can do that.
    LP212
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  • RE: Best Buy: Android tablet sales 'better than we expected'

    I'm calling "Bull*%& on this one!! If Android tablets had even a marginal bit of success, they wouldn't hesitate to let everyone know! Their turnover rate is LOW!
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