Just like the competing manufacturers in the smartphone market, the tablet market seems just as fierce. Recently statistics showed that iPad devices control a whopping 52% of the market share out of all tablets! Keep in mind that there are a lot of other tablet manufacturers that make up the other 48%. Unfortunately due to the “competitive heat”, Taiwanese-based conglomerate HTC is dropping their hopes for US tablet sales. To be honest, HTC has only released a total of three tablets in the US, over the last two years. The Flyer, EVO View 4G, and Jetstream will no longer be sold by HTC, due to the lack of sales and overall interest in the devices. What’s interesting however, is that the company’s global online communications manager, Jeff Gordon, said that tablets could return in the future, leaving an “open-mind”. The HTC spokesman said, “We’re watching that market very, very closely,” referring to a possible revival of tablet production in the US market. Hopefully HTC could tag team with Google, for a next generation Nexus 7 tablet.
Who could blame HTC for dropping out of the race. With strong competition from Samsung and angered rival Apple, it seems quite difficult to make a standalone flagship device. On the good side, HTC will most likely dominate the upcoming smartphone market, with the “soon-to-be-released” HTC One X+. What do you think about HTC’s decision to drop their line of tablets in the US? What could they have done better? I would love to hear your comments.
Source: Fierce Wireless