Acer Planning a New Sliding Tablet for End of 2011?

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Rumor has it that Acer could be adding a slider to its growing tablet line. Acer has already released a number of tablets in its Iconia series, and one more could arrive by the time this year’s holiday season rolls around.

Acer LogoThe supposed leak comes courtesy of the DigiTimes, which did not name its sources. DigiTimes reported that the tablet will be manufactured by Compal Electronics, but that the company would not confirm its involvement or the device’s existence.

Compal is a Taiwanese electronics manufacturer and the second biggest laptop manufacturer in the world, having built notebooks and monitors for HP, Dell, Toshiba, as well as doing prior work with Acer. Supposedly Acer’s new device will feature a 10-inch screen and ARM processor. Other details, including operating system, were not divulged. The tablet might arrive Q4, 2011.

So far Acer has been one of the more active tablet manufacturers around, however its devices do not garner the same notoriety as other big name companies. Acer has, to date, released the Iconia-6120, Iconia A500, and Iconia W500, and has struggled mightily to try and finish the seven-inch Honeycomb Iconia A100. We will provide more details on the indefinite sliding tablet as they become available/as Acer acknowledges its existence.

Source: DigiTimes

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