Acer plans to launch "multiple" tablet devices at an event in New York on Nov. 23, with different OSes and multiple form factors, the company's CEO said Friday.

The market has been waiting for version 3.0 of Google's Android mobile software for use in tablets, said Gianfranco Lanci, president and CEO of Acer, but he did not say whether Acer planned an Android tablet.

He is optimistic about tablet sales and forecast a market of 40 million to 50 million globally next year.

Eventually, he believes, Acer can take a 15 percent to 20 percent share of the tablet market.

The tablet market heated up after Apple unveiled the iPad, and a number of companies have followed in its footsteps with similar products that use touchscreens, such as Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Tab.

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