“More players have apparently decided to postpone the launch of tablet PCs due to concerns of the prospects of the industry and the possible shortage of key components caused by the Japan earthquakes, according to industry sources,” Monica Chen, Yenting Chen, and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.
“Sales of Xoom tablet PCs have been lower than expected, said sources at Taiwan’s notebook makers, citing brand image, pricing, insufficient applications and the unstable performance of Android 3.0 as reasons for the doldrums,” Chen, Chen, and Shen report. “With Google unable to offer sufficient support to cooperation partners at present, many players have decided to delay the launch of Android 3.0 tablet PCs, the sources added.”
Chen, Chen, and Shen report, “Asustek Computer reportedly has postponed the launch dates of its Android 3.0 16GB and 32GB Eee Pad Transformer tablets… [and] HTC has also intended to postpone the date set for volume production of its Flyer tablet PCs…”
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