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Acer, Preparing to Launch a Slide Tablet Before 2011 Ends

Written on June 30, 2011 by Lulu

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Acer is reportedly planning to launch a ten-inch slide tablet called A500 before the holiday season comes.

Based on a report from an unnamed sources, is preparing to launch a slide called before the year ends. The said tablet will have a 10-inch touchscreen that is packed with -based chipset.

The production of the tablet is held by a contract manufacturer called . However, other details about the Acer A500 is still unclear. The sources also added that Acer cut the estimated 2011 sales forecast into half, making the estimated 5-7 million devices to just 2.5- 3 million devices. Acer, along with other non- tablet producer, is said to have a tradition of overoptimistic shipping forecasts.

Acer’s next tablet is expected to arrive to the market in the near future. The -based tablet, Iconia Tab A100, could be the first tablet that measures seven inches and boasts 3.2. On the other hand, the Acer A500 – will be upgraded to 3.1 in the first quarter of 2012.

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