As I mentioned yesterday, Digitimes is often quick off the mark when it comes to the latest rumours from Taiwan (and thereabouts). This time they’ve got wind of a brand new tablet.
Sources of Digitimes claim Acer is planning a sliding QWERTY tablet, with an intended Q4 release.
Obviously not a great deal is known about the as-yet-unnamed tablet at this stage, though it’s thought it’ll have a 10in screen and ARM-based processor, and will be built by Compal Electronics.
Estimated volumes are also unknown, though the sources suggest that Acer is “taking a conservative attitude toward its orders”. Er, probably a good idea, actually.
A couple of weeks ago we reported that Acer had cut its 2011 tablet forecast by 60%, from 5-7 million to a significantly more modest (and probably more realistic) 2.5-3 million.
The company’s share price has fallen 30% since the end of Q1.