Acer 7-inch & 10-inch Android Tablets with Intel Sandy Bridge Lined Up For Mid Year Release

January 18, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

News on tablets seldom seem to end. In an already crowded market where so many slates waiting to debut, Acer too is pushing two of its upcoming devices. The company is now ready to roll out at least three of their tablet devices by the middle of the current year.

Confirmation has come from the Acer stables about a planned release 2-3 tablets during the mid year. The 7-inch and 10-inch devices are being positioned on a platform where the company’s netbooks would cease to exist from then on.

The upcoming tablets from Acer would be an alluring addition to the slate mart for their Android base, and, more significantly, the use of Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors.

We said significant because , what we normally get to see are Android tablets that run on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 or Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors. By bringing in the Intel Sandy Bridge  chipsets, Acer would be adding the Windows flavor to these devices. A Tegra 2-run Android slate from the Acer stables had been on show at CES 2011 in Las Vegas a few days ago, if you would remember.

The Iconia Tab A500 (pictured alongside), shown at CES, was said to be running Android and had been coupled with the Tegra 2 chipset. The tablet is likely to hop on to the Verizon airwaves in the US as soon as it launches.

Acer’s new upcoming netbook killer devices seem to have something in them that makes us wait for a final release date. We haven’t heard anything on the pricing front, though. Join us as we go hunting for the final nomenclature and pricing details.

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