Acer recently talked about looking into Windows 8 and producing tablets and other products for the new platform and specifications.
Acer To Build Windows 8 Tablets In The Near Future
Acer’s Director of Product Marketing Paul Tayar talked about the company looking in to Windows 8, which surprised particularly no one. This is what he had to say
“Windows 8 is an interesting variable in the equation. As a hardware maker, having multiple operating systems gives us more perspective to build different products.”
Even though there have been earlier talks of Acer going in to the tablet market, it’s always nice to hear top company executives talking about change and a new platform to boot.
Acer’s Iconia Tab A510 has been launched whilst being surrounded by extremely competitive tablets like the iPad and Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Hence, there’s no telling how the $450 tablet will perform. And now that the iPad 2 is selling for $399, there are a lot of people who would like to go for the iPad.
This means that Android just by its plain self cannot attract that many followers. So Acer will of course be trying out the newest and the most innovative platform on the block. Especially because it is the next generation of the world’s largest operating system.
Acer has released no information regarding its plans to tackle Windows 8 and the new age of tablets. But it can be deduced from the company’s earlier offerings that they will be looking at both ARM and x86 powered devices.
Acer has been had put to sell netbooks in the past two years because of the constant rise of tablets and smartphones. It has already admitted that it has had it quite tough in the tablet field. So now all that remains to be seen is whether Windows 8 can do for tablets what Android did for Smartphones — bring it to the masses and become the number one platform the device category. One thing is for sure though — there will be lots of tablets to choose from once Windows 8 is launched.
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