DigiTimes heard rumors that Acer is considering to introduce a 7.9-inch Iconia A1 series tablet with a 1024 x 768 pixel IPS screen for $149 to compete against Apple's iPad mini:
Acer is reportedly considering lowering the price of its Iconia A1-810 tablet, using 7.9-inch 1024-by-768 IPS panels, from US$250 to US$149 to compete against the iPad mini, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
The Iconia A1-810 tablet features a panel from AU Optronics (AUO) and a processor from MediaTek, and is manufactured by Wistron. The device will start mass production later this month (April) with shipment volumes to rise each month, the sources noted.
Wistron and Acer both declined to comment about the rumors.
Acer originally set 5 million tablet shipments as its goal for 2013, but with its strong Iconia B1 sales, company president Jim Wong now believes 10 million units may be doable.