Taking a look at this year and the year before it, we can´t help noticing the rapid expansion of some least considered a brand – manufacturers, mostly coming from the markets in Asia. It would seem that the times when a high-end device was always expensive are coming to an end.
Certain devices manufacturers, such as Huawei, ZTE or even Acer, have proven a tendency towards releasing great quality products at more then decent prices. The latter has always taken the opportunity to explain how the low-to-mid end prices market can be tons more productive then any other category. For this year Acer plans on offering tablets as well as smartphones for the price/quality ratio we´re used to.
Acer will be bringing to the market tablet devices with screen sizes going from 7-inches, in a compact and very well designed shape. The manufacturer is among those to consider that the prices for any Android device these days should be as acceptable as possible. In this regard a recent report by CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets states that low-cost device shipments are expected to reach 100 million units worldwide in 2011. Asustek will launch more 7-inch tablets by the end of the first quarter of 2013, with a full product portfolio priced from US$120 to US$300.