Acer’s Iconia Keyboard: Lack of Need and Flexibility

Last week at the New York developers conference Acer announced some new devices. Acer introduced us to its new devices for the future which are a range of tablet computers of variable sizes that will be running on the Android OS.

Of the announced devices we feel that the tablets will face stiff competition from the likes of Apple with the iPad and Samsung with the Galaxy Tab. What we did pick up on though was the Iconia laptop. This looks like an experimental type of laptop, one that will either make or break the market. The device features a dual 14” display, pretty impressive.

With the rise of soft keyboards on smartphones and other tablets it has no doubt inspired laptop designers to try and incorporate the same thing into one of their laptops. So with this we were wondering, was there really a market for this and is there anything on the market that is comparible. We brought you some a comparison between the Iconia and the Toshiba Libretto W105.

We have been reading through Engadget.com’s article by Ross Rubin where he has added that there was perhaps a “Lack of Need”, and then he has said about a “Lack of Flexibility”. So to have a peek at what has been said, head on over to his article. I have to say, I don’t necessarily agree with it all. I feel that this is quite an innovative new device that could actually do well.

Once you have read Ross’s article head back here and let us know what you think in the comments field.