Likely to leave the field to Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, according to DigiTimes
Taipei-based DigiTimes, which has been churning out rumors from Asian electronics parts suppliers as fast as its correspondents can type, reported Thursday that unnamed “sources from upstream supply chain” believe that PC makers such as Hewlett-Packard (HPC), Dell (DELL), Acer and Asustek will “gradually phase out” of the tablet market.
According to DigiTimes:
This part of the DigiTimes’ report makes sense. The last part, not so much:
As the chart above shows, once Apple (AAPL) got production ramped up after the iPad 2’s release at the end of fiscal Q2 2011, its sales quickly eclipsed those for the original iPad.