Monday, November 29, 2010

Acer CEO Plans to Make the iPad Look Like a Newton | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

Another near-term tablet market entry

Between them, those three devices cater to a pretty wide range of enterprise and consumer tastes. Add to this some elegant design flourishes and Acer’s manufacturing heft and Lanci’s prediction doesn’t seem quite so outrageous. Remember, Acer was once viewed as an also-ran in the PC space. Today, it’s one of the top PC makers in the world. Which is not to say that it’s destined to become one of the top tablet makers in the world, just that it’s certainly a possibility. That said, the company has a long way to go before it overtakes Apple. The iPad’s given Cupertino about 95.5 percent of the worldwide tablet market, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. And it won’t surrender it easily.

Acer CEO Plans to Make the iPad Look Like a Newton | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

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