Steve Jobs: 7-inch Tablets DOA

Wired: Steve Jobs during Apple’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings call:

7-inch tablets are tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with the iPad. These are among the reasons that the current crop of 7-inch tablets are going to be DOA — dead on arrival.

No surprise here: no 7-inch iPad. DOA? That sounds harsh, until you think about when these 7-inch tablets will be arriving: right around the time iPad 2.0 will be announced. Read 2011 iPad. DOA? Probably.