Acer: Windows Phone 7, MeeGo and Chrome OS projects
December 01st, 2010 - 12:25 pm ET by C. D.
Acer recently revealed their mobile strategy, mainly based around tablets, during an event held in New York. Other projects which weren’t mentioned are also under development, across a diverse range of platforms.
Last week Gianfranco Lanci, CEO of Acer, confirmed their group’s ambition to become a global leader of the tactile tablets market in the coming years thanks to a well thought out strategy, preferring to take their time to develop their offers rather then too quickly launching into the market.
In an interview published on the blog All Things Digital, he touched on a few aspects of Acer’s tablet strategy and the group’s future projects. Gianfranco Lanci has also confirmed that the launch of Android tablets will be happening in the near future with the availability of Android 3.0 Honeycomb to be used as the OS is better adapted to this product type.
He also confirms the orientation of Windows 7 tablets towards the professional market while another project based around MeeGo, Nokia and Intel’s commonly developed platform, is under development even through Android appears to be favoured in the short term.
Chrome OS still suspended, Windows Phone 7 to soon be released It should be noted that tablets with 10" displays seem to demonstrate the best opportunities in this field, even though 7" tablets remain a good choice, with battery life in mobile/roaming products remaining a decisive element.
At the same time, a project for a netbook running Chrome OS is still being developed even through we may have to wait a while for new reports. For Smartphone’s, and as we previously remarked, Acer - which was previously oriented towards Windows Mobile, has now made the jump and are offering Android options which have been well received by the public.
Having said this, things are different with Windows Phone 7, with Acer still studying whether there are ample opportunities for them in the launching of a compatible range. It wouldn’t be surprising to hear more about this in the near future.