FET to launch Acer tablet & e-reader in Taiwan
FET to also invest NT$300 million in Android app store S Mart in three years
Taiwan’s Far Eastone Telecommunications (FET) recently announced that it will launch a tablet PC and six-inch e-book reader from Acer by year-end. Both are expected to run Android. As we earlier reported that Acer is busy making two Android tablets, one of these two might hit FET.
On the other hand, Acer is also working on LumiRead the 6″ e-book reader. LumiRead has a QWERTY keypad, comes with 2GB of memory for storing books and other materials, WiFi and 3G. It will be using Barnes & Noble and Libri.de e-book stores.
FET has also announced that it will invest a total of NT$300 million (US$9.4 million) in S Mart – the Chinese-language Android applications store over a three-year period starting mid 2009. FET expects S Mart to attain a cumulative volume of 10 million downloads by mid 2012. A lot of work for Android from FET’s front.