Asus will try to surpass Samsung in tablets next year, Windows 8 slates still in the cards

Asus will try to surpass Samsung in tablets next year, Windows 8 slates still in the cards
Asus made a rundown of its performance for the year at a global sales presentation yesterday, and set some lofty goals for the next one. It expects to sell 1.8 million tablets this year, with the volume rising to at least 3 million in 2012. It even went so far as to declare a range of 3-6 million tablets shipped next year, which would place it above Samsung's forecasts for the number of tablets it expects to sell.

Granted, with the success of the Eee Pad Transformer, which is one of the best selling Android tablets, and the first quad-core slate the Transformer Prime just about to be launched, not to mention the upcoming Padfone combo, Asus has all the reasons to expect good sales next year.

It got shunned from the initial Windows 8 tablets manufacturing team that Microsoft paired recently with chipset makers - Samsung, Lenovo and Toshiba got pollinated with Qualcomm, NVIDIA and Texas Instruments, but there was no mention of Asustek. The Taiwanese, however, said that they are the largest client of NVIDIA in that field and with one of the most advanced R&D departments for mobile computing, so they expect to still play a significant role in the Windows on ARM revolution we are about to experience next year.

source: Digitimes

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