“Several brand vendors including Samsung Electronics and Acer have released 8-inch tablets in light of the good sales performance for the 7.9-inch iPad mini and in order to avoid intense price competition with 7-inch models,” Max Wang and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.
“However, the vendors’ component orders for their 8-inch tablets have recently started dropping as the devices’ sales are falling short of original expectations, according to Taiwan-based component makers,” Wang and Tsai report. “The vendors originally expected 8-inch tablets to be able to gradually replace 7-inch models and become the new mainstream tablet size in the market. But demand has turned out to be weak.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: There’s only one real iPad mini.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]