The Taiwanese netbook market is today in crisis, demands has fallen strongly. In order to reduce stocks, all the stores are cutting prices, for example it is possible to find main brand models for $300.
According to a salesman, the share of netbooks in the Taiwanese notebook sales has violently fallen from 40-50% to 20% in the first quarter of this year. Besides, the statistics are pessimistic and the share will rapidly go under 20%.
In addition to retail sales decrease, sales of netbooks from 3G subscribers across telecomunications operators were also hit by this crisis. To Face the decline of 3G subscribers, operators had no other choice but to dump 10 000 netbooks in the retail market .
Taiwanese brands are strongly present in the market of netbooks such as Asus, MSI or Gigabyte. So we wonder whether the crisis will spread globally? Only time will tell us.