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Asus denies it's abandoning tablets

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Asus denies it's abandoning tablets
Yesterday, there was a rumor that Asus and other manufacturers would be abandoning the tablet market because of fears about being able to compete, but Asus has come out to dispel those rumors.

Asus spokesman Gary Key told CNET flat out that "Asus is not exiting the Android Tablet business.” On top of that, Key also added a jab directly at DigiTimes, saying that the news organization is often wrong with its rumors and reports.

This is pretty good news. None of us were all that excited about the idea that Asus would leave the tablet business. The Transformer tablets have been solid, and have sold well. We're still waiting to see if the other manufacturers named in yesterday's report (HP, Dell, and Acer) make similar statements denying the speculation.

source: CNet

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posted on 18 Nov 2011, 19:31 3

1. Tatperson (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


Now that's a relief!

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 19:43 3

2. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


That'd be idiotic since their tablets are selling quite good. . .

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 19:48 3

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5374; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Asus tabs are quite good and well priced. Glad they are here

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 19:49 2

4. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Shows poor leadership. They should focus on products they're good at. HP made right move killing off the touchpad.

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 05:15 2

11. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Wow taco50 are your neurons on the decline recently?

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 19:54 2

5. ecml490 (unregistered)


I'm sure HP is abandoning tablets, same with Dell. Not sure about Acer since they are price friendly.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 21:38 3

6. doubler86 (Posts: 318; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


The only people that should stay in Tablets for Android is Samsung, Asus, Motorola, HTC and HP (they should redeem themselves and create an envy Android tablet).

Toshiba's thrive and Acer Iconia didn't even sell till they dropped in price. Samsung and Asus have by far done the best job and continually sell.

Sony didn't do anything with the exception of the IR remote but now that Samsung has one on their 7" Plus there is no reason to care now.

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 21:47 4

7. ecml490 (unregistered)


Why should HTC stay in the tablet competition. From what I've heard, the HTC Jetstream (or whatever it's called) didn't even sell well, I'm assuming the main reason is the price. HP only got great sells because they lowered the prices tremendously and discontinued the product. Motorola Xoom wasn't even a success as many may have thought, reason being for the price as well. I think Samsung, Asus, are good competitors for the iPad...

posted on 18 Nov 2011, 23:17 2

8. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


Asus's Eee Pad Transformer is great. I really think that Asus has something that really stands out.

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 00:21 1

9. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


People forgot that HP's experiment with the Touchpad was about a $100 million mistake!

You look at RIM and it's Playbook or Motorola and its Xoom products, one thing is clear: making tablets and being profitable is a tough business especially when Apple dominates the market.

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 05:17 1

12. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Bullseye!

posted on 19 Nov 2011, 00:46

10. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Asus should definitely stay in the tablet busines

If ICS makes tablets look good I would get the Asus transformer prime but if I were making a decision like 4 months ago I think the Sony tablet S would be the way to go. But honeycomb wasn't the smoothest mobile OS and didn't give tablets huge allure.

posted on 20 Nov 2011, 16:38

13. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


honeycomb was a good start, but it really just seemed like it was a way for google to work out bugs for ICS on a wide scale, since ICS is honeycomb based. Of course, if thats true, then we should have good things in store for us from ICS in the future.

posted on 22 Nov 2011, 00:28

14. myclevername (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)


Windows 8 will change everything.

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