Apple's iPad has iPhone OS, and HP's upcoming slate has webOS. For similar devices from other hardware makers without the same software chops, Google's Android is starting to seem like the weapon of choice. The folks at Shufflegazine say that earlier today, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci briefly demonstrated a 7" tablet based on Google's mobile platform.
The tablet is reportedly scheduled for a launch some time in the fourth quarter. Shufflegazine snapped a pretty decent photo showing a Kindle-style hardware keyboard, a black, iPad-style display frame, and a color screen. The device "looked pretty fast with sensitive touch when Lanci used it." You'll have to use your imagination to fill in other details like pricing and specifications, because Lanci stayed mum about those.
When discussing how the device will hit the market, however, Lanci reportedly said Acer has "not decided between traditional channels or operators." This slate may show up either as a standalone retail product or as a carrier-bound device with a data plan, in other words.
|1. Ryszard - $603||2. Hdfisise - $600||3. Andrew Lauritzen - $502|
|4. the - $306||5. SomeOtherGeek - $300||6. Ryu Connor - $250|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $150||8. dashbarron - $150||9. webkido13 - $135|
|10. cygnus1 - $126|
|Core M-based Compute Stick coming early next year||9|
|Qualcomm debuts Kryo custom CPU for the Snapdragon 820||4|
|MSI's H170 and B150 mobos bring Skylake to the gaming masses||0|
|Phone screens make the leap to 4K with Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium||11|
|Acer Predator laptops stay cool under fire with Skylake||17|
|Satellite Radius 12 notebook packs a color-correct 4K screen||3|
|Acer's Predator displays stalk their prey with G-Sync||22|
|Republic of Gamers laptops power up with Skylake CPUs||9|
|auxy, give SSK back his login!||+48|