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View Full Version : Acer And CherryPal Think This Tablet Fad Just Might Stick Around

Jason Lee
01-19-2011, 10:00 PM
<p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1295452381.usr206.jpg" /><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//adt/auto/1295452435.usr206.png" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>This week we began to hear news of still more Android tablets set to enter the market this year. <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9205358/Acer_to_launch_7_inch_10_inch_tablets_by_mid_year" target="_blank">Acer has announced plans</a> to launch 7 and 10-inch tablets by mid year. Both devices will run on&nbsp;Intel's&nbsp;new&nbsp;Sandy Bridge processors and Google's Android operating system. The big surprise here is that Acer planes to phase out netbooks and move firmly into the tablet market. This is quite the shock coming from the king of netbooks.</p><p>In related news CherryPal, makers of one of last years sub $200 Android tablets has seriously stepped up their game. <a href="http://www.mobilemag.com/2011/01/18/exclusive-cherrypads-next-7-inch-android-tablet-will-have-gsm/" target="_blank">The current buzz</a> is that CherryPal will be launching a new 7-inch Android tablet with a 1 GHz CPU, high resolution capacitive screen, HDMI port, and WiFi/GSM radios for connectivity. Along with GPS, Bluetooth and front/rear cameras this device might be worth your bucks this round.</p>