Per usual, we'd highly recommend ingesting this one with a mouthful of salt, but DigiTimes
has it that both Acer and Lenovo will be revitalizing
tablet PC plans in the latter half of 2012... using Windows 8
. Of course, the storyline here isn't as far-fetched as some; Nokia itself is rumored
to launch a Win 8-based slate as early as June, while Microsoft could very well out its own branded alternative
in Q3 or Q4. According to 'sources from the upstream supply chain,' Intel's Clover Trail platform will be used for both Acer and Lenovo's wares, but those expecting either to take a serious chunk out of the iPad's kingdom will likely be disappointed. Smartly, we're led to believe that these slates will be primarily aimed at enterprise customers, as more and more tablet makers concede
the market to the established player(s). Not like Windows 7 tablets ever had much traction
outside of that realm, anyway...