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Acer delays their Windows RT tablet until Q2 2013, is cautious because of Surface

Acer is scared of Microsoft's Surface tablet, delays their Windows RT-based products until Q2 2013

By: Anthony Garreffa from Nov 1, 2012 @ 6:37 CDT

Acer have announced that they are delaying the launch of their Windows RT-based products until Q2 2013. Acer President, Jim Wong, told Reuters that Microsoft's Surface tablet is a threat, that "because of Surface... we are much more cautious".


The hardware maker did state earlier this year that Surface would hurt the industry, going as far as considering alternative partners. With Acer now pushing their Windows RT devices back, this might be more of a reality now.

Wong has said that he wants to see how Surface does in the market, how its received by customers, and how aggressive the Redmond-based company are at pushing Surface. But with a reported $1 billion in marketing money to play with, aggressive would be quite the understatement.

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