Thursday, June 30, 2011

Acer reportedly planning to launch slide tablet PC in 4Q11

Acer reportedly plans to launch a slide tablet PC in the fourth quarter of 2011, targeting the year-end holiday season, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

Acer's new slide tablet PC will adopt a 10-inch touch screen, ARM-based processor and will be manufactured by Compal Electronics, which declined to comment about its clients, noted the sources, adding that estimated shipments for the device are still not available as Acer is currently still in the middle of clearing its notebook inventory and is taking a conservative attitude toward its orders.

Acer has recently reduced its 2011 tablet PC shipment forecast from 5-7 million units to only 2.5-3 million units, and with more Android-based tablet PCs to start appearing in the second half of 2011, most of non-Apple tablet PC vendors' estimated shipments are overoptimistic, the sources added

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