Acer to ship 10 million tablets this year, 7 million of which are Android-based

Acer to ship 10 million tablets this year, 7 million of which are Android-based

Acer is looking to sell a total of 10 million tablets this year. That’s up from just 1 million it moved last year.

Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of these tablets (7 million) will run Android, while 3 million will come with Windows.

According to DigiTimes, Acer is betting heavily on the success of its low-cost Iconia B1 tablet, and is currently shipping anywhere between 200,000 and 300,000 units per month. The B1, as you probably know, is a 7-inch tablet with 1024×600 pixels resolution, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, VGA camera, microSD memory card slot, and 8 or 16 GB of built-in storage.

The story goes on suggesting that the Taiwanese company will unveil two additional entry-level tablets, one with an 8- and the other one with 10-inch screen. The former should go into production at some point in April, and most likely start hitting store shelves few months later. We’ll let you know when we hear something new on this…

  • Andrew Taylor

    The Novo 9 Spark is also this week– and features a Quad Core processor/1.5 Ghz/2GB, along with a 9.7 inch 2048×1536 (Retina) screen – and a powerful 10,000 mAh battery, 16GB Memory, 4K Digital HDMI, and a 5 Megapixel Rear Camera with AF and Flash for $269 at TabletSprint.

    Also available through TabletSprint is the Pipo U3 – 3G for $199 released March 1st – a
    7″ Android tablet with a built-in 3G slot that works with all GSM Network Carriers – including AT&T and T-Moble and is the first fully functional 3G 7″ tablet priced under $300 —

    It should be interesting to see how the new Novo Quad Core Series fares in 2013 as this company gains more presence in the tablet market.

  • Andrew Taylor

    Another Android tablet maker making strides to offer quality Android tablets at competitive prices is Ainol Electronics- which won runner-up for “Best Tablet of the Year” at CES 2012, and this month has introduced the Novo Quad Core Series of Android tablets – including the Novo 7 Venus which launched this week, with one U.S. reseller – a site called TabletSprint – offering this new model for $149–

    The Novo 7 Venus offers impressive features for the price — including a Quad Core processor, a high resolution multi-touch 1280×800 IPS screen, 16GB memory, a front webcam, Android O/S and Google Play Store preinstalled… all of which are found on the popular Nexus 7 — while also offering a number of features the Nexus 7 doesn’t – including a 2-megapixel rear camera, a MicroSD memory card slot, and an HDMI 1080p port to download and watch movies directly from a tablet on a large screen TV and also play video games on to a big screen; plus more ways to connect to the internet, including Ethernet as well as 3G/4G Wireless connection with a USB adapter.

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