Acer planning slider tablet for Q4

Acer planning slider tablet for Q4As 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.

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