The tablet device market is really getting hot in recent months. Taiwanese maker Acer was reported to be planning to launch an slider tablet in Q4 this year and it may be running the upcoming Google Android "Ice Cream Sandwich" mobile operating system.
While Acer may have their range of Iconia tablet devices, in both Android and Windows 7 flavours, the company was reported to be planning a new tablet device in Q4 this year. According to Digitimes, Acer is working on a slider tablet that is powered by a ARM-based processor, features a 10-inch display and likely to run the upcoming Google Android "Ice Cream Sandwich" mobile operating system.
This year is extremely challenging for Acer, especially from its declining sales of netbooks and tablets. Last week, the company's tablet PC shipment forecast for the fiscal year 2011 was cut down by half, to 250 million units, and it is switching its focus from budget PC to high-end products.