Acer: 'ignore what we just said'

Typical. We get a nice, juicy bit of exciting news, and then bam, it gets seriously retracted...

Yesterday we told you that Taiwanese PC giant Acer had announced big plans for tablet PCs running Intel's shiny new 'Sandy Bridge' processors - and that they said the tablets would replace their netbook ranges, which would be gradually phased out.

Well, woah there, Silver! It seems this is all a biiiiiiiig misunderstanding. At least, that's what Acer are saying today.

According to a hastily-released statement, Sandy Bridge tablets are 'not yet foreseen,' and the tablets that are coming 'will find their space next to netbooks and notebooks.' Rather lovely-ly, the statement goes on, 'this means the range of devices available to users is getting wider and tablets are just another piece of the mosaic.'

Ah, what a nice image. Well, glad that's cleared up. What's really going on, of course, is a total mystery. We reckon the spokesperson yesterday (now ex-spokesperson, we suspect) was just thinking off the top of his head, but Sandy Bridge tablets and the death of netbooks will probably both happen eventually...

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