Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci confirmed in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires that the company is indeed planning to launch a line of tablets. They're also anticipating that tablets would of course eat into PC sales in the near future, and without waiting, they're going to play it safe by launching their tablets in the price range of $299 to $699.
Even though Lanci did not reveal any specific details surrounding their tablets, like whether or not they'll be running Windows 7 or Android, but he did mention that their first offering would be launched on November 23rd. The mentality it seems with Acer is naturally to become the “leader in mobile solutions for PC products from 3-inch to 20-inch.”
As we near the heart of November, we're already starting to see a huge focus in the tablet market – as evident with all the recent activity we've seen of late. In order to stay relevant in this competitive market, Acer isn't taking a chance on waiting and looks to be ready for a busy holiday season.
source: Wall Street Journal via BGR