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Acer announces 7- and 10-inch Android tablets in Q2 2011

In case a 4.8-inch smartphone isn't big enough for you, Acer is also bringing a seven inch and a 10 inch tablet to market come next April.  While it seems like everyone is getting into the Android tablet game, it certainly appears that Acer is doing the hardware up right.

The 7-incher will have a dual-core CPU, HDMI out, Flash 10.1 support, a 5 MP rear camera and "HD" front facing camera, all with a 1280 x 800 screen. 

The 10-inch tablet will be running a 1 GHz CPU, have a 5 MP camera, Flash 10.1, HDMI out and the same 1280 x 800 resolution.

Read the press release after the break.  [via BGR]

Live and interact in total mobility

Tablets according to Acer

New York, November 23rd 2010 – Acer enters the tablet arena with a very clear objective in mind: complete its range of products in support of its goal to simplify content consumption – a strategy which began with the development of Acer’s multimedia sharing system,

Acer’s strategy is based on the concept of sharing multimedia content and enjoying it across any device, and Tablets are ideal devices for this purpose.

With close to 19 million tablets sold worldwide in 2010, 54.8 million units expected to be sold in 2011, and 208 million units forecasted for 2014, the market seems to confirm this idea.

Mobility, which has always been part of Acer’s DNA, finds a new form of expression in the range of tablets on offer, which feature various display sizes and models designed to fit different kinds of usage scenarios.

Weight and display size have a huge impact on the user experience. While devices with bigger screens are used to share and enjoy content, smaller devices are often used to create content – taking photos, recording videos or sending messages.

A 10.1″ Android tablet for a superb mobile and home entertainment experience

Sleek, smart and full of innovative features, the 10.1″ full capacitive touch screen tablet with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity ensures an optimal on-screen experience from every angle. Aluminum casing provides a cool look and feel, while its high gloss finish decorated with engraved patterns creates a subtle sophistication. And despite being just 13.3mm thick, it’s powerful enough to guarantee fun and productivity whether you need it .

Designed for HD entertainment, this tablet comes with a high resolution, high color contrast display, allowing you to play or share HD video with your friends wherever you are. Complete with a built-in HDMI port and 1080p capability, you can also use it to enjoy multimedia content in Full HD on your big screen TV.

But the best of all is that on this tablet you will be able to run and play premium HD arcade games and complex online 3D games, thanks to the 10 point multitouch and gyro meter control, that guarantees an entertainment experience on par with the best game consoles.

Available April 2011

7″ Android Tablet: the epitome of mobility

Don’t be fooled by its ultra-compact size: the 7″ tablet is fully featured and takes your mobile experience to the next level. On the 7″ (1280×800) 16:10 aspect ratio full touch screen, you can enjoy games, photos, videos while keeping up with your emails or your favourite social networks. Video chat or record a video with the front-facing HD camera. With HDMI support, hooking it up for a big screen video experience is easyier than ever!

The 7″ inch tablet will feature a dual core processor with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support for the fastest HD Web experience and multimedia playback anywhere. And for a truly amazing sound experience, it will come with Dolby Mobile Technology. Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity allow fast and easy connection to available networks, while DLNA support makes sharing your multimedia on other devices easier than ever.

Available April 2011

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  • The oversaturation of the Android Market (no pun) begins. Next thing you know Kellogs is going to be making an Android device. I do like it however :D cant wait!
    Maybe ill consider a tablet once everyone has one on the table for me to choose from.
  • Sounds promissing. It will be interesting to see the flood of Android Tablets and what the Gen 2 Ipad will have to offer. I would love to get a Galaxy S tablet now but this is something I will gladly wait for to get specs like the Acer tablet will offer.
  • Competition is a great thing! It is what drives progress. Maybe somebody will finally make a tablet thats not crippled even before it hits the shelves? ...and at a more reasonable price?
  • Lol @kellogs having a cereal tablet. Hehehe. Crunchy. Anyway, I will buy it if and only if the processor is not made by qualcomm.
  • The kellogg tablet will probably come in the box as a prize. That won't be as bad as the Cracker jack tab.
  • What is the point of announcing a product 6 months before it goes on sale? And with no pricing information? Steve Jobs doesn't announce new products until they are already in route to the stores and that seems to work pretty well.
  • No he doesn't. The iPad was announced January 27th. Released April 3rd. Acer is taking it to a new level, but still.
  • Maybe it's just me but the specs seem abit backwards, the 10 inch should have the 7 inch specs and visa versa. And why put the HD camera on the front, I would think it should go on the back. I can't think of anyone I would want to see my face in HD. lol
  • Why? They both are almost identical. Both have a Tegra 2 (assuming both clocked at 1Ghz), both have the same resolution, and both likely have the same amount of ram. Same output connectors, etc.
  • Not according to the above written specs... 10 inch is single core, 7 inch is dual core....etc. The 7 seems to have the better, higher specs.
  • The 10 inch will have a dual core Tegra2 processor and the 7 inch will have a dual core Qualcomm processor.
  • Yea I agree, why would the 10in have a lesser CPU and lack of a front camera? Though I can't seem to find anything that points out the CPU will be of lesser spec than the 7in. I think their specs will end up being more similar than was originally posted. If they end up making a 10in WiFi only, and HTC does not beat them to the table, I think they will have a winner at that point.
  • IMHO I really dont see why they would put a camera on the back of the tablet...honestly can you imagine holding up a 10" tablet trying to take a picture of just sounds a little ridiculous to me
  • I absolutely love acer. As soon as the 7 inch goes on pre-sale consider it purchased
  • the 10 incher not having a front facing camera is a deal breaker....
  • It has one according to engadget who had a hands on. If it didn't that would be a massive oversight.
  • Correct, you can even see the specs on the image they posted here
  • Please let this mean the "official" high end screen spec is 1280*800 and not the less than ideal 1024*600. That resolution is way to small.
  • The specs look lovely... now all we need is a tablet OS to run it on. The longer we go without Gingerbread, the more I think it's not what these guys are going to be running. Honeycomb, here we come... eventually.