Acer to ship 7 million Android tablets and 3 million Windows tablets this year
Acer seemingly wants to increase its tablet shipments by 400% this year. The Taiwanese company has sold almost 1 million tablets in 2012, and now it hopes to ship 10 million throughout 2013.
Most of the tablets Acer will sell this year run Android.
DigiTimes says that seven million Acer Android tablets will be shipped before the end of 2013. There should be also 3 million Windows-based tablets.
Reportedly, Acer is currently shipping between 200,000 and 300,000 Iconia B1-A71 tablets each month. The B1 (pictured below) is an entry-level tablet that runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and features: a 7 inch display with 1024 x 600 pixels, dual-core 1.2GHz MTK 8317T processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB / 16GB of internal memory, a VGA camera on the back, and MicroSD card support (up to 32GB). The tablet costs less than $150, so it’s no wonder sales are going well.
It’s said that Acer will release two new affordable Andorid tablets in the near future: a 10 inch one, and an 8 inch one. Production for the 8 inch model should start in April.
Tablets aside, Acer has already announced three new smartphones this year, all running Android, and all being affordable: Liquid Z2, Liquid E1, and Liquid C1 (the last one being the company’s first handset to come with an Intel processor.