Acer confirms Tegra 3 tablet plans


— 9:33 AM on December 1, 2011

Ah, if only all companies were so quick to confirm rumors. Earlier this week, word started going around that Acer had a tablet based on Android 4.0 and Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor in the works. T3 now says it has received confirmation of the rumor's veracity from none other than Acer President Jim Wong.

Wong reportedly told the gadget site, "You may have seen some leaked stories in the media relating to Acer launching a new quad-core tablet and I can confirm these stories are true." T3 says the device will indeed have Tegra 3 inside and will debut next year. Wong apparently didn't confirm the rumored $459-599 price range for the tablet, but he did mention that his company "was the first to follow Motorola with a Honeycomb tablet in 2011" and intends to "remain very aggressive on that front."

This confirmation sounds like good news for Nvidia, since this looks to be another design win for the company. That said, companies like Acer and Asus may be facing an uphill battle in competing with Apple. DigiTimes reported on Tuesday that, going by its sources, non-Apple devices won't account for more than 10-15% of the overall tablet market.

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