Asus sets 2012 tablet goals, aims to punch Samsung

Asus sets 2012 tablet goals, aims to punch SamsungUsually when we cite Digitimes they’re rambling on about the next iPhone or iPad, maybe with a little something thrown in about manufacturing woes, but today it’s all about Asus’ 2012 shipping estimates. What a lovely change.

Asus held its global sales meeting on Monday this week, and ultimately it aims to punch Samsung in the face in terms of tablet shipments next year.

Digitimes reports that Asus hopes to ship three million tablet units in 2012, and that the manufacturer is “internally expecting” that figure to reach six million.

That latter figure would supposedly surpass Samsung, though we reckon Amazon might have something to say in the fight for second place. The book giant is rumoured to be gearing up a higher-specced, larger-screened Kindle Fire.

As for 2011, Asus reckons it’ll ship a total of 1.8 million units. Not too shabby, guys. A large portion of that figure will inevitably be owed to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

In 2012, you’ll be able to grab the quad-core Asus Transformer Prime, the Bluetooth mic-rockin’ Asus Eee Pad MeMo, and the Asus Padfone tablet/smartphone hybrid thingy.

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 8, 2011 at 09:19

Figures for real sales of Samsung tabs aren't even available. So...blah blah. It seems, from all I have read, that, Chinese knock-offs aside, Acer and the dumping-price HP Touchpad actually outsold all non-iOS tablets.

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