Acer’s New 10-inch Android Tablet Coming in 4Q 2011

July 1, 2011
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Word has traveled down the grapevine via DIGITIMES saying that Acer is readying another 10-inch Android tablet. The tablet’s release date is expected to be some time during the holiday season in the fourth quarter of this year.

Sources say the tablet will have the same touchscreen size as the Acer ICONIA TAB A500 (i.e., 10 inches). The new Acer tablet will be an addition to the current line of 10-inchers such as the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Motorola XOOM, Archos Arnova 10, Archos 101 G9, and several others.

The upcoming Acer tablet will expectedly run on Android 3.1 Honeycomb, or even Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (which is due for release in 4Q). The tablet will have a full, physical slider keyboard similar to the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, and it will have an ARM-based processor. DIGITIMES sources say the tablet will be manufactured by Compal Electronics.

Apart from the scarce details revealed to DIGITIMES, the exact specs of Acer’s upcoming tablet are, as of yet, pretty much unknown. The second half of the year has just started, and just as analysts have forecast, Android tablets have also started cropping up. More details about the upcoming Acer tablet may come in the next few weeks. It would be interesting to see how each new Android tablet will distinguish itself from the others.

What differentiating feature would you like to see on this new Acer tablet?

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