Similar to the marketplace for MP3 players, Apple has breathed new life into the tablet industry, and despite numerous attempts by competitors, the iPad has remained the top-selling computer tablet for the past two years.
But the reason is not because Apple sells more tablets than any other company, but because they push others out of the market. HP's TouchPad was dropped last year due to a lack of sales. And today, the Taiwanese HTC announced that it will stop selling tablets in the US.
According to the Fierce Wireless portal:
Over the past two years, in the United States, HTC has sold only 3 tablets. The HTC Flyer Wi-FI tablet for $ 299, the Evo View 4G WiMAX tablet and the HTC Jetstream LTE tablet for $ 699. Needless to say, the sales of these devices have been pretty disappointing.
Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster surveyed 8,000 teens with a tablet and found that 72% of them had an iPad. And 74% of those who don't have a tablet plan to buy one. But HTC's woes don't end with tablets.
The company, which was once a leader in the production of smartphones, has published negative numbers for the third quarter of this year.
I'm sure no one was very surprised that HTC was forced to scale back tablet sales in the US.