Acer has been struggling with losses for several quarters in a row. Now with the PC market expected to decline further, Taiwan-based Acer is betting big on Android-based tablet devices to churn healthy margin of profits.
Acer today launched two new tablets- the Wi-Fi only Iconia Tab 7 and the 3G-enabled Iconia One 7. Both devices are expected to go on sale in May. The launch event already took place in New York on Tuesday.
Acer has announced that the Acer Iconia One 7 will be made available in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by mid-May at a price point of EUR 139 (about Rs. 11,600 ), while the tablet will go in sale in the U.S by the end of June at $129.99 (about Rs. 7,850).
The Acer Iconia Tab 7, on the other hand, is expected to reach Europe, Middle East and Africa by mid-May at a price point of EUR 149 (about Rs. 12,400), while the tablet will be released in Latin America at the end of June at a price point of MX Peso 1,990 (about Rs. 9,150).
Acer Iconia One 7- Highlighted Specifications
The Acer Iconia One 7 features a 7-inch LED display having a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It is powered by Intel's Atom Z2560 with a dual-core 1.6GHz processor and PowerVR SGX544MP2 graphics. Other connectivity options include fast Wi-Fi connectivity, a microSD card slot, a rear-camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat sometime later this year.
Acer Iconia Tab 7- Highlighted Specifications
Acer has confirmed that the Iconia Tab 7 tablet will be made available in two models: A1-713HD and A1-713.
The Acer Iconia Tab 7 (A1-713HD) features a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels, and an added 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. This very tablet runs Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box.
The Iconia Tab 7 (A1-713), on the other hand, has a 7-inch 1024x600 display and features a 2MP rear-facing camera. The tablet device runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat. The Acer Iconia Tab 7 also incorporates a SIM card slot, and supports 3G voice calling.
There's no information available as when Acer will launch these above mentioned tablets into Indian market.
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