Acer is waiting for the next version of Windows RT, due in the second half of this year, before deciding whether to release a tablet that runs on that OS. “The plan for an RT tablet is ongoing,” said Acer President Jim Wong in an interview Friday at a company event in New York.
The company planned to release a Windows RT tablet in the second quarter, but has decided to hold off for now.
“To be honest, there’s no value doing the current version of RT,” Wong said.
So far, Windows RT tablet sales have been poor, and Acer is focusing on Windows 8 and Android tablets and hybrid devices. The company introduced a $169 Android tablet called Iconia A1 and two Aspire hybrid touch devices running Windows 8 at the event.