5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2012 1:18 PM by Marseilles

    Asus MeMo is dead

    flyingtoastr

      So remember the $250 Tegra 3 powered 7-inch Asus Tablet that was going to destroy everything and run both Amazon and BN (and Apple!!!1111) to the hills?

       

      It got canceled in favor of a "Nexus Tablet" with dialed back specs. Guess Asus was bluffing when they said they could turn a profit on the specs of a Transformer Prime at half the price.

       

      The old adage to never to believe anything you hear at CES lives on!

        • Re: Asus MeMo is dead

          LOL.  Rumors upon rumors. If you go to the Android & Me website that supposedly says that the MeMo 370T has been shelved, here's what they actually said:

           

          Many of our readers were excited about the ASUS MeMo 370T tablet as it stood, and I’m sure most will be upset to hear that it could be canned. Hopefully our source is wrong about that information. It could be that the MeMo 370T was slated to become the “Nexus tablet”, but Google wanted something cheaper so ASUS scrapped it and configured a lower spec’d device.

          I know a lot of people would buy a quad-core tablet at $249, so I hope ASUS still gives customers that option. However, ASUS did not show off the device at Mobile World Congress and they have been quiet about it, so who knows what’s going on with it.

           

          So no one knows what is actually going on with the MeMo tablet but Asus.  That doesn't mean it won't be released, nor does it mean that it will.  If you want to believe the other rumors, they are going to produce a tablet that is direct competition for the KF and NT, possibly at a cheaper price, and isn't locked down to Amazon or BN for content.  

           

          Perhaps Google saw what the cheaper, but technically inferior, Kindle Fire has done sales-wise compared to the more expensive Nook Tablet, and realized that more people value price over higher end specs?

           

            • Re: Asus MeMo is dead
              Schwa

              doncr wrote:

              So no one knows what is actually going on with the MeMo tablet but Asus.  That doesn't mean it won't be released, nor does it mean that it will.  If you want to believe the other rumors, they are going to produce a tablet that is direct competition for the KF and NT, possibly at a cheaper price, and isn't locked down to Amazon or BN for content.  

               

              ... turning a profit how?

               

              Perhaps Google saw what the cheaper, but technically inferior, Kindle Fire has done sales-wise compared to the more expensive Nook Tablet, and realized that more people value price over higher end specs?

               

              I'm not saying the KF didn't sell well, but it sold less than estimated.  The NT sold less than KF sure, but sold more than estimated.  Mostly by word of mouth.  I'm betting that the google tablet does about as well as the google e-reader.

               


               

              • Re: Asus MeMo is dead
                Omnigeek

                doncr wrote:

                Perhaps Google saw what the cheaper, but technically inferior, Kindle Fire has done sales-wise compared to the more expensive Nook Tablet, and realized that more people value price over higher end specs?

                 



                Wishful thinking is fun but KF sales being higher than NT are more a function of Amazon's greater marketing power and name recognition.  McDonald's outsells Fuddrucker's but if you want a burger, which would you rather eat?  As was pointed out, the more interesting point is the KF undersold hype and expectations, the NT at least met or may have exceeded expectations.

                  • Re: Asus MeMo is dead

                    Omnigeek wrote:


                    Wishful thinking is fun but KF sales being higher than NT are more a function of Amazon's greater marketing power and name recognition.  McDonald's outsells Fuddrucker's but if you want a burger, which would you rather eat?  As was pointed out, the more interesting point is the KF undersold hype and expectations, the NT at least met or may have exceeded expectations.



                    I don't know why I bother, but here goes...

                     

                    Then please tell all of us why BN decided to produce a version of the NT priced the same as the KF?  Do you think it's because they realized that consumers were attracted to the lower price of the KF compared to the $250 NT that has better specs?

                     

                    I don't want a hamburger.  I want a steak and I want to be able to eat whatever sides I want with it for the same price that you've paid for your hamburger.

                     

                     

                • Re: Asus MeMo is rumored dead

                  Hilarious how the OP simultaneously embraces rumors and shuns them.

                   

                  The 370t is rumored to have been cancelled...  In favor of a $200 or $150 Nexus.  

                   

                  Indeed, we'll see what actually happens this summer.  There's a definite gap in offerings to be filled by something like the 370t.  The enthusiasm for that device will get someone to fill it.