asus tablet Cheaper tablets coming next year?

It looks like there has been some over production of tablets, more specifically Android powered tablets which just aren't selling, well, at least not unless we're talking about Amazon's Kindle Fire or Barnes & Noble's new Nook. This has led to excess inventory levels of most other Android tablets, something that isn't expected to change much over the holiday season either.

It looks like there has been some over production of tablets, more specifically Android powered tablets which just aren't selling, well, at least not unless we're talking about Amazon's Kindle Fire or Barnes & Noble's new Nook. This has led to excess inventory levels of most other Android tablets, something that isn't expected to change much over the holiday season either.

According to Digitimes, there are somewhere between 3-4 million tablets sitting in warehouses and on store shelves if estimations by IDC are proven to be correct. That's a lot of unsold tablets, although this is among all of the tablet makers which makes it a more reasonable share per company. Still, it goes to show that tablets aren't going down all that well with consumers at their current price points, something that isn't entirely unexpected when consumers are already spending money on smartphones and notebooks.

As such it looks like we can expect a price drop on many of the current tablets come next year as the companies are trying to clear out their inventories for either Android 4.0 tablets with better, faster and shinier hardware, or as Digitimes seems to think, Windows 8 tablets which it claims some PC vendors have decided to already start designing ahead of Microsoft's launch of its new OS that will apparently arrive sometime in Q3 next year.

Source: Digitimes