According to a ballpark figure from sources at upstream suppliers, Barnes & Noble so far should have taken delivery of a huge number of Nook Tablet PCs from OEM production partners. The estimate indicates that there has been a delivery of one million units of Nook Tablet PCs.
According to what the sources said the market had actually expected Barnes & Noble to pull in orders for 800,000 Nook Tablet PCs before the year 2011 is over. Also, guess who has benefited the most from the huge number of orders from Barnes & Noble — its Inventec of course that has found itself on a stronger pitch in the OEM tablet PC segment. Also this couldn’t come at a better time for Inventec after the way it experienced a slow down after Hewlett-Packard bid adieu the tablet business and ceased the production of WebOS-based TouchPad tablets.
As per what Digitimes had to reveal, Barnes & Noble has been piling on its orders of the Nook Tablet to upstream OEM contractor Inventec and component suppliers because of the sturdy sales in the retail sector for the duration of the Thanksgiving holiday season in North America.