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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, Acer is preparing to launch a slide tablet called A500 before the year ends. The said tablet will have a 10-inch touchscreen that is packed with ARM-based chipset.

The production of the tablet is held by a contract manufacturer called Compal. 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-Apple 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 Android-based tablet, Iconia Tab A100, could be the first tablet that measures seven inches and boasts Android 3.2. On the other hand, the Acer A500 – will be upgraded to Android 3.1 in the first quarter of 2012.

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