Tablet LCDs: seven-inchers outsell 9.7in panels
Kindle Fire burning iPad? Or iPad 3 in motion?
Shipments of 7in LCD screens surpassed those of 9.7in panels in November, it has been claimed.
You can read that one of two ways. Either the combined sales of Amazon's Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble's Nook, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook - not a big contribution there, natch - et al, are exceeding those of Apple's iPad - pretty much the only 9.7in screen device now - or…
…Apple is severely reducing its orders for current 9.7in panels as it prepares to switch to new, quad-resolution screens for the iPad 3.
DigiTimes' display panel industry moles favour the latter, and suggest 9.7in orders will pick up this month or early in 2012 as iPad 3 production kicks in in earnest. ®
I'VE SAID IT BEFORE.......
I'll say it again, more than a handful is a waste, small it beautiful!
Jobs was wrong on this call
Jobs poo-pooed the smaller screen when he introduced his large screen prior art tablet four months after the Chinese had 3D 7" models selling at retail. The ones I bought are still functional.
My employer has now sold eleven companies in the Indochina region all based on 7" format. Five of the companies bought some larger screened devices but almost all our clients preferred the smaller screens as they could be put in an overalls pocket; used inside machinery by maintenance staff, etc. One customer has given all their bus mechanics 7" units and another is an electric grid system operator.
I've had 7" units both my 4-wheeled vehicle as well on my motorcycle and the contrast is more than adequate even in bright sunny areas. And now the Samsung Tab 7 is here with a full range of accessories!
One of each