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Acer delays Windows RT tablet because of MS Surface

Wednesday 31 October 2012 | 08:48 CET | News
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Acer has delayed the launch of its touchscreen tablet running Windows RT, compatible with ARM's latest processor architecture, until the second quarter of next year at the earliest, in protest of Microsoft's incursion into the tablet hardware space with the Surface, Reuters reports. Acer was planning to release its new tablet at the start of 2013. Acer CEO Jim Wong said that since the Surface launch, its R&D work has continued and the company is being more prudent. Microsoft will be competing against tablet makers who license its software, which raises many questions, including about price

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