7-inch displays were more popular than their 9.7-inch counterpart last month


While we here at Pocketables have always had an affinity for 7-inch and smaller tablets, the mass market usually doesn't share our affection. However, if current manufacturing trends are any indication, that may soon be changing. 

According to some tablet display manufacturers, there were actually more 7-inch tablet displays made last month than 9.7-inch iPad displays. Of course, the statistic is slightly skewed because the numbers for 9.7-inch displays does not include the 10.1-inch displays made for most popular Android tablet, and the iPad 2 is nearing the end of its prime with the iPad 3 coming in spring. Conversely, popular 7-inch devices like the Kindle Fire and Nook tablet have recently been released, and even devices like the PlayBook have seen a boost in sales thanks to new discounts.

Still, it is neat to see 7-inch devices making a comeback, especially during the important Holiday season. Even beating just the iPad's numbers in display production is quite an achievement for a market that used to cater only to a small niche. It looks like pocketable tablets are becoming more and more popular, and I can't wait to see how that changes what we see released next year.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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