Apparently a rumor was going around about Acer phasing out their netbooks in favor of tablet, this isn’t true. They sent me over an official statement denying everything basically.

According to recent statement from Sales Manager based in Taiwan, Acer Inc. confirms that the company will not phase out netbooks in favor of tablets.

acer thumb1 Acer NOT phasing out netbooks in favor of tablets
Mobility, which has always been part of Acer’s DNA, finds a new form of expression in the range of tablets on offer, which feature various display sizes and models designed to fit different kinds of usage scenarios. Acer recognizes that the computer market is changing. As PCs are no longer only used to create content but are more and more becoming consumption tools, new devices and new form factors are appearing.

This means the range of devices available to users is getting wider and tablets are just another piece of the mosaic. Therefore, they will find their space next to netbooks and notebooks.

Technological developments are changing the way we interact with devices. No longer a single product, but a multitude of instruments with diverse form factors and display sizes designed to meet the specific connection need of that particular moment, allowing the digital individual to stay connected and interact with his world, anytime, anywhere.

Acer’s offer includes a 10.1” Android tablet, for a superb mobile and home entertainment experience, a 7” Android Tablet, the epitome of mobility and a 10.1” Windows Tablet for the maximum of versatility in a tablet form factor. For the moment devices based on Sandy Bridge are not yet foreseen.

See www.acer-group.com for more information.