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8-inch tablet sales growing weak
  • Samsung Electronics and Acer were originally aggressive about the 8-inch tablet market, but as related demand has fallen short of expectation, they have been reducing component orders for the 8-inch models.

    Last update: Tuesday 17 September 2013 [7 news items]

8-inch tablet shipments to fall short of expectations, say Taiwan makers

Sep 17, 11:42

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...

China and Taiwan panel makers land tablet panel orders from Samsung

Sep 11, 15:58

Upstream panel makers and component makers in both China and Taiwan have reportedly landed new orders from Samsung Electronics for tablet panels.

Asustek pushing new tablets to get away from the aura of Google

Sep 6, 13:55

As Google is said to be considering replacing Asustek Computer as the manufacturer for future Nexus products and shipments of the Nexus 7 currently account for a large proportion...

Commentary: 7-inch tablet demand to dwindle

Aug 21, 10:26

Smartphones and tablets originally formed two separate markets, but now it seems they may be competing against each other in the near future as smartphone vendors are gradually increasing...

8-inch tablets expected to impact demand for 10.1-inch models, say Taiwan makers

Aug 16, 12:01

Samsung Electronics, Acer and Micro-Star International (MSI) have launched 8-inch tablets and Hewlett-Packard (HP), LG Electronics, Lenovo and Asustek Computer are expected to follow...

Panel makers expect 8-inch panel orders to increase in 3Q13

Jul 15, 21:58

Panel makers expect to see increased orders for 8-inch products throughout the third quarter of 2013 as Samsung Electronics, Acer and Lenovo are all reportedly gearing up to release...

Tablets sized 8-inch to hold 11.9% market share in 2013, says TrendForce

Apr 19, 12:25

The market share of 8-inch tablets is expected to reach 11.9% in 2013, according to research firm TrendForce.

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