On Thursday, the folks over at DigiTimes reported that companies like ASUS, Acer and Dell were looking to retreat from the tablet business due to the OEMs struggling to make a dent in Apple’s share of the tablet market and the arrival of low cost tablets like the Kindle Fire and NOOK Tablet. Well, two of the companies decided to set the story straight by responding to those rumors. ASUS’ spokes man Gary Key was quoted as saying, “As usual, the rumors and reports from Digitimes are incorrect. Asus is not exiting the Android tablet business.” Let’s not forget that the company has the Transformer Prime tablet slated for December, so it seemed like a pretty odd rumor in the first place.
A Dell spokesman also said that the company didn’t have any plans to exit the business either, while an Acer representative wasn’t available for comment. So for those of you who were worried about your favorite company exiting the tablet business, fret not. However it is noted that the manufacturers could be scaling back on resources for Android tablets to focus on Windows 8 tablets instead. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Update: read our complete review of the Transformer Prime