Acer Will Not Release Windows RT Tablets Until Q2 2013

Acer is one of the hardware partners of Microsoft with their Windows 8 and Windows RT operating system.But ever since the Surface announcement from Microsoft and their entry in the hardware business Acer is unhappy about the Software giants entry in the hardware market.

Surface RT was launched last week along with the public release of Windows 8 and Windows RT  and the tablet has had a mix bag as far as the reviews are concerned and because of that Acer is still reluctant about releasing their Windows RT based devices.

In an interview with  ReutersAcer’s President Jim Wong said,

“Originally we had a very aggressive plan to come out very early next year but because of Surface, our R&D development doesn’t stop, but we are much more cautious,” he further added, ”Originally our plan was Q1, but now I don’t think it will be earlier than Q2″.

So basicallly Acer’s playing the waiting game and wants to observe how the Surface RT fares at the market and then decide about their own Windows RT tablet plans accordingly.So if you are waiting for a Windows RT device from Acer you miht have to wait a few months more before they decide to launch their RT products.

Acer has already announced the iconia w510 and W700 Windows 8 based tablets,with the w510 being the cheapest Windows 8 tablet priced at $499.

Source[Reuters]