Acer lowers Tablet shipment by 50% for the year.
Acer has announced according to Digitimes that they are reducing the shipment target for Tablet PCs by 50%. Originally Acer planned 5-7 million units. Now the target is down to 2.5-3 million. Other tablet vendors besides Apple have also reduced their shipment targets recently. 50% is a rather big cut. Acers tablet cut is not all to blame on concerns on Android's ability to compete with the iPad. Acer is in the midst of a restructuring.
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Acer's president Jim Wong said that the company has already shipped 800,000 tablets this year. The release of the new 7-inch tablet is supposed to let Acer reach another 800,000 units in Q3.
Looking at the tablet bestseller list on Amazon, the Acer Iconica Tab A500 is not under the top 10. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablets lead the charts. It looks like Asus hit a nerve with consumers with the Transformer. With the optional keyboard dock you basically get a full laptop.