This was supposed to be the year in which a host of rival tablets arrived to give the iPad an absolute kicking, or, at the very least, a few cuts and a black eye. So far Apple hasn’t had much to worry about.
Motorola shifted an impressive 250,000 units of the Xoom in Q1, but Apple was rumoured to have sold more iPad 2s in its opening week(end) alone. The HTC Flyer, meanwhile, has an embarrassingly high price tag, and the new Samsung Galaxy Tabs haven’t exactly set pulses racing.
The Eee Pad Transformer sold out quickly, and while Asus boasted: “initial demand for the Eee Pad Transformer has been far beyond our expectations,” it soon materialised that the manufacturer was facing issues with supply.
As such, Digitimes reckons manufacturers might face an excess stock problem as we move into the second half of 2011. Not that we’re complaining, as it might mean we can pick up non-iPad 2s for cheap. Sweet.