Not long ago one of Acer representatives were trying to convince Microsoft that they are not ready for a venture into the tablet market and that they should postpone Surface arrival. Honestly Acer is not really doing well either on the the tablet market either, with fierce competition from Apple’s iPad, Asus Transformers series, Samsung GALAXY TAb series, Toshiba Thrive, Motorola XOOM, etc.
However, Acer is getting ready to launch a high-spec 7″ Android tablet at a low budget this fall to compete with the likes of Amazon Kindle Fire and Google Nexus 7. Sounds good to have some competition on the market because we have diversity, but do you really want to become another “victim” in the on-going software update war between customers and vendors? I know, you know and we all know, how many people were left out in the cold before when it comes to OS upgrades. A reason why, I belive Google Nexus 7 tablet manufactured by Asus will not have much competition here.
This fall Acer Iconia A110 tablet will hit the shelves sporting a 7 inch display, Nvidia Tegra 3 (4-Plus-1) quad core chipset, 8GB of built-in storage with a microSD slot (32GB card included) and the possiblity to upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soon after launch.
The rumored price for Iconia Tab A110 Android 4.0 ICS tablet is £179 when it will hit the shelves sometime at the end of September. We will probably see more of this device at the IFA in Berlin, Germany.