Acer intros three new tablets and a smartphone


Three devices to run Android software, another to run Windows, as computer giant looks for a piece of the mobile hardware pie

Acer yesterday announced two new Android tablets and one new Windows tablet, as well as an Android smartphone, to start shipping in Q1 next year.

The Taiwanese firm’s forthcoming Android tablets have 10.1-inch and seven-inch screens, respectively. The Windows tablet also has a 10.1 inch screen.

All devices will be 3G and Wi-Fi enabled. The seven inch tablet will feature a dual core processor with Adobe Flash Player 10.1, while the HD 10.1 Android tablet has a built-in HDMI port and 1080p capability.

The Windows gadget comes with a docking device that includes a full-size keyboard to combine touchscreen and traditional keyboards.

The Windows tablet will be available in February 2011, while the Anroid devices will hit the market two months later in April.

The smartphone has, according to Acer chief executive Gianfranco Lanci (pictured), “the soul of a tablet. It sports a 4.8 inch widescreen as well as 21:9 aspect ratio allowing for detailed entertainment viewin. It will also run on Android operating system.

It has multi-touch, Java script optimisation, adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, multiple page opening , HSPDA connectivity at 14.4, wi-fi connectivity and Bluetooth 3.0.

Acer UK were not able to comment on UK availability or pricing.