This tablet takes down the iPad (at least, that's the plan)

Well, folks, looks like this whole tablet war is getting closer to kicking off. Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci pulled out a full-color, 7-inch slate that is definitely not an e-reader. And this from a company that didn't want to make tablets in the first place. Tsk!

Little is known about Acer's tablet other than that it exists and that it will feature — surprise, surprise — an app store of its own. Here's your takeaway, though: competition to the iPad is coming. It'll be interesting to see if competitors can catch up to Apple in the first generation or if, like the iPhone, it takes a while.

Via Reg Hardware