Acer Releasing Two Gingerbread Tablets, One Big Smartphone

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Acer is working on three tablets, each running Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) and will release the devices in Q1 2011. The Android tablets will ship with three screen sizes: five, seven and ten inches, the DigiTimes reports.

According to the perpetual rumormonger, Acer is modeling the five-inch tablet after the Dell Streak, a five-inch Android smartphone that blurs the line between large handset and small tablet. The five-inch Acer model will include voice call support.

AcerAcer is also currently evaluating processors, deciding between Qualcomm Snapdragon and Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset for its Android tablets.

This report aligns with an earlier DigiTimes rumor that Acer was pushing back its Android tablet launch from Q4 2010 to Q1 2011 in a bid to incorporate Android 3.0. 

Unconfirmed reports indicate Android 3.0 will support larger displays and tablet-specific hardware requirements, including at least a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. In addition, it will feature a new user interface that is more tablet friendly. Insiders expect Android 3.0 to be available this fall.

Acer is still working on a Windows 7 tablet PC with an Intel processor for release before the Android tablets. The company will use the device to “test the water in the market.”

Source: DigiTimes



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