Acer president Jim Wong has confirmed the rumours that his company are to release a quad-core tablet, revealng that a Nividia Tegra 3 powered slate will be landing sometime in 2012.
“You may have seen some leaked stories in the media relating to Acer launching a new quad-core tablet and I can confirm these stories are true,” said Wong.
“Acer was the first to follow Motorola with a Honeycomb tablet in 2011 after the launch of the Xoom and we intend to remain very aggressive on that front”.
It’s still not yet certain what the name of the tablet will be or, what the rest of its specs will look like. Some have suggested that it will be the Acer Iconia Tab A200 that recently leaked online, though that’s expected to be powered by the Tegra 2 chipset rather than the more meaty quad-core Tegra 3.
Wong also suggested that his company will step more bodly into the realm of Windows based tablets, likely putting out a slate running Windows 8, Microsoft’s tablet-orientated OS.
“Tablets are a very important category to expand our business,” continued Wong.
“We are the only company selling Windows 7 tablets in volume and next year we will continue to do the same thing with second generation Windows tablets on the way in addition to our Android tablets.”
By Gerald Lynch | November 30th, 2011