ASUS, Doubling Their Tablet Shippings Before the Year Ends
ASUS is stepping out to be one of the largest tablet shipping company, as it doubles its shipping in early 2011.
ASUS’ shipping of Android tabletS might double before the year ends, causing the company to be one of the largest shipping company in the field of tablets. Once the company hits the chronic shortages, the shipments of its Android tablets like the Eee Pad Transformer will reach 1.2 million to 1.5 million in the summer — and could increase more in the coming fall.
Orders increased to as many as 4 to 4.5 million tablets in the first half of this year. This surprises even ASUS itself because the company just set a target shipping of 2 million tablets for the entire year. The 51.7 percent surge in the revenue of Pegatron, ASUS’ manufacturing partner, might be a direct attribute to the company’s increasing tablet sales.
Few of the increase came from the extra tablet models shipping at the same period of time like the MeMo and the Eee Pad Slider. ASUS is always considered to be one of the early Android 3 designers that stood out from the pack with the devices that undercut the iPad on price, but still a formidable competitor on its features. One of its products that can compete well on its features is the Eee Pad Transformer that cost $399, but still has a 10-inch IPS-based display and unique features like the hybrid battery and the notebook dock.
Several analyst on tablet shipping said on Tuesday that ASUS might become one of the largest competitors next year. ASUS could also beat Motorola and RIM in the tablet arena. However, Apple is still expected to dominate the battleground for tablet shipping.View Article Source »