Acer is reportedly planning to launch its first phablet at upcoming Computex event, which is scheduled to be held from June 4- June 8 this year in Taipei. The company had expressed its intentions to join phablet arena during MWC event last month in Barcelona. However the company didn’t reveal the more details of the alleged phablet, but gave an indication that it would be priced aggressively.
As per the Acer Corporate President Jim Wong, the Acer’s to be announced phablet will come with special features in terms of camera, software and size, however he did not elaborate on them, so we are not sure what he meant by special features.
He also added that Acer will be releasing another phablet with big upgrades in components around the end-of-2013 or early-2014.
Phablets have emerged as a popular smartphone segment in last few quarters and Samsung has been the one of popular phablet markers thanks to its Note devices. Now, every other manufacturer wants to capitalise the popularity of this product segment by launching new devices. In India too, we have seen a flood of budget phablets in the last few months and manufacturers ranging from Micromax, XOLO to Karbonn, all have launched phablet devices.