Acer Android tablets to be introduced on November 23

Acer to take the wraps off its long-awaited Android tablets that will be priced from $299 to $699

Alright, so we have been hearing a lot about Acer planning to out a couple of Android tablets in the market very soon. But what we hear now is that, in an official interview, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci was reported as stating that the long-rumored Android tablets are in fact going to be unveiled in public pretty sooner than expected. Although he didn’t shed light on the specs of the devices to be launched, he did mention that the devices will see an introduction on November 23rd at a special event to be held in New York City.

Prices have been disclosed to be in the range of $299 to $699 in the US, and so we can expect a lot of flexibility in the options to be offered to the buyers. The CEO also added that the launch will be primarily focused on the US market, although other markets will surely not be left out. If we are to go buy rumors that have been circulating till now, we might very well see three tablet models - a 5-inch one, a 7-inch model with a physical keyboard, and another 10-inch model.

It has also been known that the devices might be powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip and might also come with the very latest Gingerbread build of the Android OS. Tegra 2 is an ARM based dual-core with GeForce graphics parts and HD video decoding capabilities. 

As was intended by Acer, the tablets will compete with the Apple iPad, primarily the 10-inch model. There is one up against the 5-inch Dell Streak – and the 7-inch model might just lock its horns with the hot Samsung Galaxy Tab. Apple has been eating up on Acer’s US overall market share with the iPad selling like hot cakes, and so, Acer being more desperate than ever to get its rein back would just hope that the tablet magic would work for it too. Well, we all will have to see about that, as Apple is no kid to be beaten just like that. But – the Acer plays Flash!

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-10-31 (Update: 2012-05-26)