After reports came in yesterday that Acer was planning on focusing all their attention on tablet devices and dropping netbooks completely (in time), Acer has made a press release which states they are NOT dropping netbooks, and will focus on both sides of the scale. Not surprising though, their Tablet line of devices may be a while yet before we start to see them flooding store shelves. Too Bad…we were looking forward to that soon. We should see the Sandy Bridge tablets from Acer sometime in April this year though hopefully.
Acer to increase its presence on mobile market investing on tablet devices: netbooks will be not phased out
Manno, January 19th 2011 – According to recent statement from Sales Manager based in Taiwan, Acer Inc. confirms that the company will not phase out netbooks in favor of tablets.
Mobility, which has always been part of Acer’s DNA, finds a new form of expression in the range of tablets on offer, which feature various display sizes and models designed to fit different kinds of usage scenarios. Acer recognizes that the computer market is changing. As PCs are no longer only used to create content bur are more and more becoming consumption tools, new devices and new form factors are appearing.
This means the range of devices available to users is getting wider and tablets are just another piece of the mosaic. Therefore, they will find their space next to netbooks and notebooks.
Technological developments are changing the way we interact with devices. No longer a single product, but a multitude of instruments with diverse form factors and display sizes designed to meet the specific connection need of that particular moment, allowing the digital individual to stay connected and interact with his world, anytime, anywhere.
Acer’s offer includes a 10.1″ Android tablet, for a superb mobile and home entertainment experience, a 7″ Android Tablet, the epitome of mobility and a 10.1″ Windows Tablet for the maximum of versatility in a tablet form factor. For the moment devices based on Sandy Bridge are not yet foreseen.
[Source - Acer]