Right at the Acer event today, after the LumiRead e-book reader, a device looking like the Kindle, CEO Gianfranco Lanci took out another product, namely a tablet, running what else but Android. Of course, given the tablet will be arriving in Q4 this year, the CEO didn't mention too many tech specs
, aside from the color screen that you can see for yourself in the picture above.
Thanks to Magnus Nystedt
that asked Gianfranco about the way Acer would address the market, we can now presume the tablet sports 3G, as the CEO answered they had not decided yet between traditional and service operators, but also that the latter were an obvious choice. You can relate to the fact that he did not confirm the tablet sporting a 3G connection, but I'm sure it will, since that's already a market-dictated trend. I mean, why risk and have the market boo because you didn't embed something that is common anyway?
Knowing the company's usual products, I would also think the upcoming Android tablet might as well be a very good alternative to Apple's iPad, well if fast enough. According to Magnus, it was responsive and with a sensitive touch, enough to make it a good competitor. Another demand would be an easy way of loading content onto it, and a spacious built-in storage, as well as support for book, music, movies and others
The launch date is set in Q4, whereas the LumiRead is also scheduled late in Q3, but then again, I'm sure they have their reasons. Why rush, when you can observe the trends and make it all better when they launch, rather than rushing and taking out another tablet that will blend in the row.
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