Android Tablets Lead to Excess Inventory Building Up; Price Drop Soon?

May 7, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Ever wondered what has been happening to the slew of Android tablets that get released every passing day? Android tablets have seen so many launches this year, and as many as 10 more companies are getting ready to launch their own versions of tablets.

So that means 2011-12 could see an excess inventory of these devices. Unfortunately, the fact is that hardly many of the tablets are actually getting sold. This evidently means that we are looking at a price drop very soon.

There are many reasons as to why the crowd hasn’t accepted the tablets. The prominent reason can be traced down as horrible marketing, skyrocketing prices and the boom of the Apple iPad 2.

It’s not astute to expect any of those Android tablets to make any sort of dent in the iPad 2’s market share anytime soon. The tablet surely does offer more features than a phone does. But on a different perspective, all those features are merely superfluous. People already have with them a smartphone, a TV and a desktop. There is nothing additional (practical use) a tablet can do that these can’t.

But maybe, there is also a chance that the Android tablet freaks are just waiting for the (never ending) next big release. Something like a quad-core tablet? Or, perhaps they are just hoping that prices would drop soon before you decide on picking one of those Honeycomb devices yet to arrive.

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