Acer Hopes to Ship 5 Million Tablets in 2013

The company expects smartphone and notebook shipments to rise as well

  Acer Iconia B1 tablet
Since the first quarter of the year is basically half past, IT companies are making predictions for the year as a whole.

Since the first quarter of the year is basically half past, IT companies are making predictions for the year as a whole.

Acer has just expressed its expectations for the smartphone, tablet and notebook business segments. According to it, all three will experience a rise in shipments this year.

With more entry-level, mid-range and high-end tablets on the way, in 7-inch and larger form factors, there will be over five million shipped this year, the company thinks.

The level of notebook sales will only rise a small bit, according to the report, but Acer has a fairly stable market share (21-22% in Europe) and might become part of the top three suppliers in China too. No exact figure was mentioned here.

As for smartphones, about 2 million could sell in 2013, versus the 500,000 in 2012.

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