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.
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Shows poor leadership. They should focus on products they're good at. HP made right move killing off the touchpad.
posted on Nov 18, 2011, 7:49 PM 2
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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 Nov 18, 2011, 9:38 PM 3
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 Nov 18, 2011, 9:47 PM 4
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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 Nov 19, 2011, 12:21 AM 1
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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 Nov 19, 2011, 12:46 AM 0
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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 Nov 20, 2011, 4:38 PM 0
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