Acer Officially Announces 7- and 10-inch Android Tablets
It's not too much of a surprise given that we've heard rumors of Acer tablets for months now, but Acer has made it official. At a special press event today, the company unveiled a 7-inch and a 10-inch tablet, both running Android.
Acer hasn't released all the details but the preliminary information is promising. The 10-inch tablet (neither have names yet) will have a dual-core 1GHz processor, HDMI output (and 1080p high definition playback), 1280 x 800 pixel resolution touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, high definition front-facing camera, Flash 10.1 and full multitouch support.
The 7-inch tablet has the same specs except that the processor is a dual-core 1.2GHz model.
Both Acer tablets will have built-in WiFi and 3G connectivity. Acer said they will run an "Android Tablet OS" but it's not clear which version of Android that is. Android 2.2 is available on some tablets, and version 2.3 will be out soon, but Android 3.0 is supposed to be the first version that's truly made for tablets.
Either way, the specs make it clear that Acer wants the tablets to be media powerhouses. Beyond the high definition video capabilities, the company even promised great gaming experiences on its tablets. In a company statement, Acer even promised the tablets "will be able to run and play premium HD arcade games and complex online 3-D games, thanks to the 10 point multitouch and gyro meter control."