The overpowering and sustained control of the tablet market by Apple as well as the low cost ones like Kindle Fire or the NOOK Tablet are causing heart burns to other tablet makers such as ASUS, Acer and Dell. That their endeavor to create even a small niche is not bearing enough fruit is evident from the not so encouraging sales figure they have reported so far. In fact, there has also been reports of the said companies even contemplating a complete withdrawal from the tablet segment, as has been revealed by DigiTimes.
However, ASUS spokesman Gary Key has ruled out such a scenario and has stated the DigiTimes report as completely baseless. Quoting Gary, “As usual, the rumors and reports from DigiTimes are incorrect. Asus is not exiting the Android tablet business.” That Gary would be more correct than DigiTimes by way of conclusion is further strengthened with news of its Transformer Prime tablet all set to hit markets by December. In fact, pre-orders for the same is already being accepted in Germany.
Dell too has issued a similar statement though Acer wasn’t available for any comment on this as of now. So those who already have procured a tablet from any of these companies need not be too worried about getting timely support for there wares when needed. The most that can happen is a gradual shift to Windows 8 as the choice of operating system in place of Android for future tablet PC from these companies.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email