Acer likely to debut Android 2.2 tablet PC along with Wintel model in New York
|Acer will unveil a 10-inch Intel-Windows 7 tablet PC at a press conference scheduled for November 23 in New York and may debut a 7-inch Android 2.2 (Froyo) model as well, according to Taiwan-based makers of notebooks and components.
Acer has two internal opinions about the debut of Android tablet PCs, one is to delay the debut until after Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and Honeycomb (Android 3.x) are launched, the other is that an early debut will help compete with Samsung Electronics' and Toshiba's Galaxy Tab and Folio 100, the sources pointed out.
Viewing that Hewlett-Packard's Slate 500 has not witnessed striking sales performance, Acer is expected not to focus its tablet PC business on Wintel models, the sources indicated.
Because the US is the main market for iPad, Acer's selection of New York for the debut signals Acer's challenge to Apple and bid to share the global market especially during the peak sales period prior to the year-end holidays, the sources pointed out.