Acer Officially Outs Near-Term Tablet Strategy
The Acer camp is abuzz with new product announcements today emanating from the company’s global press conference, and as a result we now have some concrete info on Acer’s tablet plans.
As previously rumored, Acer will launch a pair of tablets in April 2011, including a 10.1-inch slate and a 7-inch device, both built around Google’s Android platform. The 10.1-inch tablet will feature a full capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, 1080p playback via the built-in HDMI port, 10-point multitouch controls, gyro meter, and an aluminum casing with a high-gloss finish.
The 7-inch tablet boasts a 1280×800 pixel resolution (16:10 aspect ratio), a front-facing HD camera, HDMI port, a dual-core processor, native Flash Player 10.1 support, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, DLNA support, and Dolby Mobile Technology.
Acer also confirmed plans to release a 10.1-inch Windows-based tablet in February 2011 “that combines touchscreen user-friendliness with the comfortable experience of a physical keyboard.” How so? It will come with a docking device that includes a full-size plank and various connectivity options. This one will come with an AMD processor inside and include a pair of 1.3MP cameras, as well as Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.
Still no word on pricing.