News
 

Bookmark and Share

(2) 

The president of Compal Electronics, a contract manufacturer of notebooks and other portable electronics devices, said that even though there are loads of tablets due in late 2010 and early 2011, Apple iPad would still outsell them next year.

Ray Chen, the president of Compal, believes that various manufacturers will ship around 10 - 12 million slates in 2011 and even in the best case scenario shipments of non-Apple tablets are not projected to exceed 15 million devices. At the same time, the head of the company believes that Apple will ship more iPads than all the rest manufacturers, reports DigiTimes web-site.

Anonymous sources from component manufacturers reportedly unveiled that Compal is presently supplying white-box tablet PCs in small volumes and is cooperating with Acer, Dell and Lenovo for their tablet PC models. Compal is also aggressively trying to land iPad orders from Apple.

Mr. Chen reportedly indicated that it and its handset-manufacturing subsidiary Compal Communication have established a new cooperation model and are jointly developing products for clients.

The statements by Ray Chen contradict statements of JT Wang, the chairman of Acer Group, who said earlier this year that Google Android platform-based slates would quickly leave Apple iPad behind with 20% - 30% of the global tablet market.

Earlier this year the head of ARM Holdings, the company that develops processor architectures for mobile phones, slates and other low-power devices predicted that ARM would be found in 50% of such products, whereas the rest would be x86-powered. The statement means that ARM-based Apple iPad's eventual tablet market share can be much lower than 20% or even 10%.

Tags: Apple, iPad, Compal, Android, Acer

Discussion

Comments currently: 2
Discussion started: 09/05/10 03:37:28 PM
Latest comment: 09/06/10 03:35:55 AM

[1-2]

1. 
I'll wait for the dual core version
0 0 [Posted by: East17  | Date: 09/05/10 03:37:28 PM]
Reply

2. 
I'll just wait for an AMD Ontario/Bobcat Slate running Windows 7 in normal prices, i hate the Apple servant tax.
0 0 [Posted by: bereft  | Date: 09/06/10 03:35:55 AM]
Reply

[1-2]

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Monday, April 14, 2014

8:23 am | Microsoft Vows to Release Xbox 360 Emulator for Xbox One. Microsoft Xbox One May Gain Compatibility with Xbox 360 Games

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10:39 am | Microsoft Reveals Kinect for Windows v2 Hardware. Launch of New Kinect for Windows Approaches

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

1:57 pm | Facebook to Acquire Virtual Reality Pioneer, Oculus VR. Facebook Considers Virtual Reality as Next-Gen Social Platform

1:35 pm | Intel Acquires Maker of Wearable Computing Devices. Basis Science Becomes Fully-Owned Subsidiary of Intel

Monday, March 24, 2014

10:53 pm | Global UHD TV Shipments Total 1.6 Million Units in 2013 – Analysts. China Ahead of the Whole World with 4K TV Adoption

10:40 pm | Crytek to Adopt AMD Mantle Mantle API for CryEngine. Leading Game Developer Adopts AMD Mantle

9:08 pm | Microsoft Unleashes DirectX 12: One API for PCs, Mobile Gadgets and Xbox One. Microsoft Promises Increased Performance, New Features with DirectX 12

3:33 pm | PowerVR Wizard: Imagination Reveals World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU IP for Mobile Devices. Imagination Technologies Brings Ray-Tracing, Hybrid Rendering Modes to Smartphones and Tablets

2:00 pm | Nokia Now Expects to Close Deal with Microsoft in Q2. Sale of Nokia’s Division to Close Next Month