Year 2011 was widely described as the year of tablets. There were a series of new launches made by almost all the manufacturers. In fact, the market was flooded with smart phones and tablets. There were bigger giants and lesser known manufacturers who were in the fray. Right from Apple to Samsung, LG to Dell, HP to Motorola, RIM to Olive, it was a tough contest that was battled so bravely. Despite several launches and several variants, most of the tablets failed to jump into the bandwagon and it was a tough call for such manufacturers. Very few like Apple and Samsung managed to create the buzz and most were rejected by the consumers. This article will list out some of the brands and the reasons for their failure.
Here is a closer look at some of the failure models in Tablets in the year 2011.
Acer Iconia: It had a 10.1 inch screen size featuring the Honeycomb 3.0 operating system with a mere 2 MP Camera and dual core Tegra 2 processor. The consumers rejected it mainly because of thickness and it was considered to be one of the heaviest tablets in the market.
Dell Streak: The PC maker and laptop giant tried to prove their supremacy in the Tablet market. However, it was a big disappointment in their move to grab a quick share of the market with their 5-inch Dell Streak model. The screen size did not cater to the requirements of the consumers and it had a low screen resolution.
BlackBerry Playbook: The tablet received a phenomenal response from the users and was sold close to about 250,000 units in the first month. However, it received mixed responses from the users and had to be connected to a handset in the bridge mode to activate the email and instant messaging applications. It cannot be connected to the mobile networks.
Motorola Xoom: Motorola was excited to launch the product and hoped to revive the fortunes of the company. It was expected to give a tough competition to Apple’s iPad. However, the device failed on several technical grounds. The installation of the operating system was not proper and it had bugs. It was heavier and bulkier when compared to other tablets.
Asus Eee Pad: The 10.1 inch display and the features were upto the expectations. It performed well on certain grounds. However, the critics were very specific about the messy operating system interface and the virtual keyboard did not deliver the expected results to users.
HTC Flyer Tablet: The 7-inch Tablet Flyer was praised much for its sturdy and sleek designs. It had a good battery life with stable OS. However, it did not support many of the multimedia functionalities and it missed out the HDMI port. It proved to be an expensive model for the normal consumers. The “Magic Pen” or the “Digital Pen” failed to create the magic for the company. It lost grounds on the pricing factor and it was unable to compete with other manufacturers in the market.
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