Asustek CEO Blames Faltering Netbooks Sales on iPad


Asustek Computer saw sales of its netbooks in the second quarter fall short of expectations mainly due to competition from Apple’s iPad, and has downward adjusted its target shipments for the third quarter, the traditional peak sales period, to 1.4 million units, according to company president and CEO Jerry Shen at an investors conference on August 13.

Update: I’m sure he’s wrong, though — Paul Thurrott told us that the iPad wasn’t hurting netbook sales, as did David Coursey.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010