29 Apr '13, 6am

Commentary: Price competition over 7-inch tablets erodes profits: Tier-one tablet makers have been engaging in...

Commentary: Price competition over 7-inch tablets erodes profits Ocean Chen, Taipei; Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES [Monday 29 April 2013] Tier-one tablet makers have been engaging in price competition in the 7-inch tablet market which has eroded profits, according to sources from distribution channels. The popularity of 7-inch tablets continues to rise. To increase sales many brands provided price promotions at Spring Computex 2013 between April 17-21. Acer's Iconia B1 was originally priced at NT$4,990/unit (US$168/unit) but that the show, prices were slashed below NT$4,000/unit. Prices of Asustek's MeMO Pad ME172V dropped to NT$4,990/unit from NT$5,990/unit at the show. Sources from the distribution channels noted that the aim for the price competition was to increase brand recognition. However, this type of development is not beneficial to distributors and brands. In the 10-in...

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