Acer Planning Cheap Quad-Core 8" and 10" Android Tablet Attack?

By Gary Cutlack on at

Some slightly garbled, automatically translated words from Acer's Chinese president seem to confirm it's about to launch an assault on the cheap Android segment, with quad-core 8" and 10" models both on the way.

The claim comes via a news piece in the China Times, which says two new affordable Acer Android tablets powered by a quad-core MediaTek chipset will shortly appear at what is described by Google's automatic robot translator as an "aggressive" price point.

The company's also rather happy with sales of its Iconia B1 tablet, which has just launched in its home country. The cheap 7" tablet is powered by a dual-core MediaTek processor, and can be had for around £99 over here. [China Times via Techradar]