Brand vendors to cut orders for pre-N products amid weak demand, say sources

  • Taiwan-based WLAN-equipment makers were caught off-guard by recent reports stating that sales of pre-N (802.11n draft 1.0) devices in the US channel have been slower than expected, with some brand vendors preparing to postpone, reduce, or even cancel, their third-quarter orders placed with Taiwan makers, according to sources at manufacturers. In addition, Dell appeared to change its product roadmap when it made a pre-N WLAN Mini card an option for its new notebooks, which became available in July, instead of a standard built-in feature, as the market had expected.

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