June 1st, 2011, 21:19 PM
Acer to launch tablet running Intel's MeeGo
Acer will launch a 10-in. tablet at the end of this year using both Intel's Atom processor and its mobile operating system MeeGo.
The tablet was shown during an Intel event at Taipei's Computex trade show on Wednesday. The device is part of Acer's Iconia "M Series." Acer has yet to determine the price, but the device will launch worldwide, according to company vice president David Lee.
Acer's new tablet is a sign of Intel's efforts to grow its presence in mobile devices such as tablets, a hot market the U.S. chip company has been late to get into.
Most tablets use microprocessors developed by Intel's rival ARM Holdings because its chips are considered more power efficient than Intel's. At the same time, the popular operating systems running on tablets are Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
Full story: Computerworld