Acer founder Stan Shih has recently responded to rumors which had it that the company would exit the tablet market. According to Shih, this will not happen, despite the fact that Acer’s tablets have “not performed well” (sales-wise).
The Taiwanese company will also keep on launching smartphones alongside tablets, but while making “optimal adjustments to decrease the number of product models for selective and strategic input of operational resources.”
Acer’s latest tablet is the 10 inch Iconia Tab A200, which will run Android Ice Cream Sandwich starting next year. Acer presented the A200 as an affordable tablet. Its price will be about $470 in Russia – however, it costs only $350 in Australia.
As for the company’s latest smartphone, this is the Acer Allegro W4, which doesn’t run Android, but Windows Phone Mango.
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