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Quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 Acer tablet to launch in 2012

UK consumer technology magazine T3 has learnt that Acer is set to launch a quad core tablet next year, with the CEO of the company confirming the rumour is true.

Acer's President Jim Wong confirmed to the company will be making a Tegra 3 powered quad-core Android tablet in 2012, which follows on from the recent news that Asus is releasing a four CPU version of their Transformer tablet in January.

Mr Wong exclusively spoke to the website at Acer's Taiwan development headquarters, confirming that leaks in recent days are accurate and Acer will quickly follow ASUS in launching an Android-based Tegra 3 quad-core tablet.

"Acer was the first to follow Motorola with a Honeycomb tablet in 2011 after the launch of the XOOM and we intend to remain very aggressive on that front," said Mr Wong.

"You may have seen some leaked stories in the media relating to Acer launching a new quad-core tablet and I can confirm these stories are true."

T3 has noted that the arrival of Acer's follow up to the Iconia Tab appears to quash rumours that they were considering ditching the Android OS, but the Acer president was quick to affirm the company's plans to pursue both the Windows and Android OS.

Acer hasn't confirmed the exact details of the incoming tablet but it's likely to follow the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime in running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.