Acer tablets to outsell Apple iPads by 2014
That’s according to Acer’s head honcho, Gianfranco Lanci, who claims that while the iPad‘s mega-sales are slowing, Acer‘s recent foray into the world of touchscreen tablets will overtake the Apple’s tablet within the next 2-3 years.
Just last week, Acer announced two new Android tablets along with a 10.1in Windows 7-runner. Lanci went on to say, “We hope our tablet PCs can reach a global market share of 10-20% initially, and become the market leader in two to three years.” Big claims considering the mighty iPad has sold 7.5 million since its launch in April (with a fresh iPad 2 coming next April).
According to Digitimes, Lanci isn’t impressed with Apple‘s tablet, saying “Sales of iPad pushed forward very fast initially, but have slowed down in the past few weeks”. With Christmas on the way, we’d consider changing that statement come December 25th.
Apple currently has over 95 per cent of the tablet market sewn up, although Samsung‘s Galaxy Tab is looking to snatch back some market share. No doubt, there will be throngs of Android tablets inbound for CES, all vying for a sweet piece of that tablet pie. Who will get the lion’s share?