Acer, the netbook manufacturer, lost over $230-million this quarter, and chalked it up to tablet fever. PC executives can’t bring themselves to say iPad. The company’s chairman said the loss was a correction period, and no one will want a tablet in a year.
Ed Sutherland in CoM:
But back to that tablet diagnosis, which could be shaky, given Acer’s previous predictions. In 2010, Wang said the iPad’s market would fall to just 20 or 30 percent of tablet sales. However, the Apple devices maintains more than 50 percent of the market, with some predicting it will have 90 percent of tablet sales through 2017.
It’s just a fad. It’s just a fever. Sure. But it’s Apple that’s hot.