Involving by now in a crowded market, Acer arranges to release two Android-based tablets and a Windows 7 tablet in early 2011. Cost and names stay secret for the gadgets which will contend with not just the Apple iPad, however also other Android-based tablets for instance the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
This coming April 2011, Acer’s 7-inch and 10.1-inch tablets will debut. The producer is furthermore allegedly scheduling a 10.1-inch tablet successively Windows 7 with front- and rear-facing cameras which will strike store shelves in February 2011.
All three gadgets will attribute WiFi and 3G. In a Nov. 23 press conference in New York City, Acer executives moreover established an Android-powered smartphone with a 4.8-inch touch-screen, and a 14-inch dual-screen laptop.
Acer at present features a mystery in the mushrooming tablet market having shored the netbooks tendency to ever-higher income and profile. Companies for instance Apple and Samsung are creating important forays into that space, with others as well as Acer challengers Dell and Hewlett-Packard, poised to link the fight in coming months. According to one latest statement, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has by now sold 600,000 units in a month of release while millions of iPads have transported since April.
According to current information from Strategy Analytics, while the iPad holds some 95.5 percent of the international tablet market, the general anticipation is that multiplying Android tables will start to grab an advanced percentage in forthcoming months.
The billion-dollar query is whether the rising and falling interest in tablets is pessimistically impacting the market for traditional low-end notebooks and netbooks.
Stephen Baker, an analyst with NPD Group, wrote in a Sept. 20 posting on the research firm’s official blog “No one projected netbook sales to continue at the impressive stages of 2009 and actually netbooks, as a proportion of U.S. customer sales, have been extremely stable the entire year in the mid-teens, and in light of the sales particulars it is, in my outlook, a wrong and completely unsustainable place to claim that PC sales are in stress because of the iPad when there are so lots of other aspect that are causal to poor outcomes.”
Additional analysts appear more persuaded of tablets’ weighing behind the notebook market.
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty wrote in a September 17 study note that, “We anticipate tablets to go on to force PCs as other seller open products like, Dell Streak and Samsung Tab and Apple make bigger its iPad allocation,” Her study note used information from NPD Group, illustrating in general U.S. notebook sales moribund 4 percent year-over-year for 2010.
Acer obviously plans to play distant in it whether the tablet market goes on to raise cannibalization-free or it is impacts sales of netbooks.
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