Acer planning e-reader, Chrome netbooks, tablet and App Store for 2010

January 25, 2010, By Thomas Antony

Acer has unveiled big plans for this year which includes ebook readers, netbooks running on Google’s new Chrome OS, an appstore for its devices and also potentially, a tablet device running on either Microsoft or Google software. More details were unveiled by Jim Wong, Acer’s president of IT Products.

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First up, is the ebook reader, which Acer will be revealing by the end of June. It will be a 6-inch e-ink based ebook reader, similar to many other such devices out there. The first Acer netbooks running Google Chrome OS should be arriving in Q3 2010. According to Wong, Chrome OS will be running on at least 10% of Acer netbooks overall. Dual-boot netbooks with both Chrome and Windows may also be available.

Coinciding with the above devices, Acer is expecting to launch an app store with titles for Android, Windows and Windows Mobile. Support for Chrome OS software will come later, along with the release of the Chrome netbooks. About the tablet device, Wong says “We’re developing something, and we will see what happens … We’re going to work either in the Windows world or in Google’s defined OS space.”. It seems Acer is waiting and seeing to see how Apple’s iPad device does, which is to be released this Wednesday.

Via SlashGear

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