Wednesday, Apple Insider reported on an investor report from J.P. Morgan, which indicated that tablet manufacturers competing with Apple’s iPad have reduced their future build plans for their devices after experiencing lackluster sales. J.P. Morgan analyst Mark Moscowitz called the poor sales an "early dose of reality".
The tablets in question include Asustek’s Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola’s XOOM, RIM’s PlayBook, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab. Overall planned production numbers have declined by 10%, from 81 million units to 73 million units.
It’s not surprising that these competitors’ sales are off to a rough beginning. After all, with the iPad, Apple had a pretty good head start. Of course, it’s still pretty early yet for these figures to spell the doom of the tablet market. It’s also interesting to note that the Barnes & Noble Nook Color is conspicuously absent from that list of tablets that are reducing their build numbers. From all reports, it’s been selling pretty well.