It’s expected that Acer will be launching yet another new 10 inch Android tablet later this year, probably just in time for the holiday rush. At the moment we don’t know much at all regarding specs. On the other hand we do know that their popular Acer Iconia Tab A500 made our list for best tablets under $500 and chances are their next one will be even better.
It’s not confirmed yet but it’s reasonable to assume the new 10 inch Acer tablet will run on either Android 3.1 Honeycomb or possibly even Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. After all, version 4.0 of the Android OS is also expected to be released at some point in Q4 of 2011, so the timing could be perfect.
Similar to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, the new Acer tablet will have a full slide keyboard. In addition it will come equipped with an ARM-based processor and Compal Electronics will be the OEM of choice. I wish I had more specific details to share, but I’ll provide more specs as they become available from our trusted sources in the industry. For now we just have to settle with limited facts.
More and more Android tablets continue to surface. Talks about new ones expected this fall are becoming about as common as having your daily morning coffee. Are companies being overly optimistic or is it a fact that Android devices are becoming more popular each day? I guess the real question always comes down to this, do they stand a chance in competing against the iPad? If only you had a dollar for each time you heard that one huh?
One thing that remains certain, later this year when you’re planning on purchasing a new tablet for school or perhaps as a gift for someone special this holiday season there will be no shortage of tablets to choose from. Mind you, although competition and having options is a good thing, it’s almost becoming a difficult chore trying to decide which tablet is best for you considering how many are coming out of the woodwork as of late. Then again I suppose having more options than you know what to do with can be better than not having any at all.