We know that Acer will be bringing out Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets this year but the company has released a few more details about these devices. It looks like we can expect these things to be powered by the Intel Sandy Bridge processor and it will replace the company’s netbook lineup eventually.
Over at Computerworld, the company said the Acer Android Honeycomb tablets will come in various form factors including a 7-inch screen and a 10-inch display. The use of the Intel Sandy Bridge processor is interesting too because we’ve seen Nvidia’s Tegra 2 take center stage recently by being inside lust-worthy tablets like the Motorola Xoom.
The Acer Android Honeycomb tablets could just be the first devices which use Intel’s processors and the chip giant will be very happy that it has landed a major manufacturer in this space. While Intel dominates the desktop and laptop computer market, it has been thoroughly outpaced in the fast-growing mobile market.
The Acer Android Honeycomb tablets will have the latest version of the Google mobile software that is optimized for the larger form factor. We haven’t seen much of this version but teaser videos confirm it will have a refined user interface, video calling with Google Chat and revamped apps that can take advantage of the larger screens.
The Acer Android Honeycomb tablets are going to face some still competition, and it won’t just be from other devices using the little, green robot. The BlackBerry PlayBook looks impressive even though it won’t launch with a native e-mail and calendar app and the upcoming webOS tablets could be impressive if it hits at a reasonable time and with a decent price.
That’s not even mentioning the upcoming iPad 2 and the Galaxy Tab 2, which is supposed to rock a dual-core processor and maybe even a 7-inch Super AMOLED screen. The tablet market will be fun in 2011, friends.