Acer recently took over the cloud firm iGware, that was bought yesterday by the maker of the Iconia Tab slates. This brings a strange connection between Acer and Nintendo, tied in through cloud computing.
Acer was already in talks with Nintendo, with the latter being a user of iGware’s online gaming services, so all of it ties nicely together. The deal between the companies is worth $320 million and could even reach $395 million if Acer’s goals are met after the takeover. We’ve seen HTC promising cool gaming on the go and cloud computing through the OnLive service, that accompanied the HTC Flyer in many presentations, but I haven’t heard of any feedback from its users.
Now with Nintendo and Acer tied via cloud, we might see a rival product, maybe one to make tablet gaming appealing at least, not only on the iPad.