Analyst predicts Moto X success and Nexus 7 failure


KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo has been right on a few new gadget prospects and has now came with a report on how the Moto X and Nexus 7 will fair against the competition this year.

According to Kuo, the Moto X is poised to do better than analysts expectations due to US operators all backing the phone and the half a billion dollar advertising campaign by Google to get the smartphone recognised by regular consumers. The price of the Moto X may be a huge factor, with leaks stating it will come at $300 unlocked.

The forecast for the Moto X is it will sell around 3.5 million units, Kuo believes it will sell significantly more, around 5.5 million units. We are unsure, if Google can push this phone into the consumer mind, we believe it may sell like wildfire, as long as they can keep it in stock.

On the Nexus 7, Kuo had less than ideal prospects for the newly revamped tablet. According to the analyst, it will only sell around 3.5 million units, dropping from some projections of 5.0 – 7.0 million units. He places the decrease in sales on the fact their is more competition and the Nexus 7 is a little pricer than the last time for a moderate update on specs.