The new cost effective 10 inch tablet from Acer will be produced by Compal Electronics. Shipments are due to start in August 2013 according to an unnamed source I spoke with this weekend in Taipei.
Compal were able to get the order from under the nose of Wistron according to our reports. Wistron have however managed to get orders for the Acer 7.9 inch Iconia A1 810 with shipments starting in June 2013.
Amazon are also working with Compal for their new version of the Amazon 7 inch Kindle Fire. Compal Electronics are planning to ship close to 10 million tablets in 2013 which could make up around 10% of their revenues in Q1 2013.
Kitguru says: both should sell well considering the competitive price points.