Acer To Venture Into Phablet Category This Year; Hints At Liquid S Series

By: Anuj Bhatia

Acer, the acclaimed Taiwanese based giant, has been busy with the promotion of Iconia B1 lately. The tech vendor who was till now not actively taking part in manufacturing smartphone, is looking for a change. Last month GSMArena reported that S T Liew, Smartphone Business Group President at Acer echoed loudly at the upcoming phablet Liquid S series.

Now Acer's future plans has become more clear. As per Focus Taiwan (via Unwired View), the company will announce its first phablet at Computex fair, slated to be held at Taipei.

It is said that the upcoming phablet would be cheaper than current competition. It would make sense to launch an ultra affordable device because if Acer aims for higher price tag then it is rather difficult to sell the device. The company didn't give any clue about the exact pricing.

Acer To Venture Into Phablet Category This Year; Hints At Liquid S

"The new Acer phablet will have special features in terms of size, camera and software, he said, while another model with "big upgrades" in certain components will be launched by the end of this year or early next year", said Jim Wong, Acer Corporate President.

Phablets have become a separate category - thanks to the success of the Samsung Galaxy Note. In India, getting a phablet is no big dream. The Indian based handset makers have come up with unimaginable series of giant smartphones. Naturally, it is still hard to beat the good looks of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but still these so -called affordable handsets works with an ease.

Generally, these extra large smartphones starts from 5-inches and goes up to 8-inch. The latest entrant is the Samsung Galaxy Note 510. It is a tablet but also works as a smartphone.

Consumers always look out for affordable and fully loaded device. The Samsung made devices cost a bomb to own one. This year Huawei stunned every one with a smartphone that carries a screen size of 6.1-inches. Back home, Karbonn too came out a 5.9-inch giant smartphone with an affordable price tag.

With the roaring success of the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2, the coming is prepping another version. It is said that the device will have a 5.9-inch display and quad core processor fitted inside. Have you got a phablet lately? Tell us your experience via our Facebook page. Stay tuned to GizBot.

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