DigiTimes is reporting sales of just 30,000 units compared to the 150,000 – 200,000 units Intel promised estimated. Intel claims that the weak sales were due to the global economic downturn but we have another opinion: mainstream consumers don’t want a device that is too big for the pocket, provides less functionality than a netbook, and is priced like a laptop.
Of course, a lot depends on how you define a MID. While, I’ll have more to say on that topic next week. In the meantime, how do you define the term MID, Intel marketing aside for the moment.