Acer Inc., the Taiwanese PC maker battling excess inventory
and a share-price slump, more than halved its tablet forecast
because of concerns a weaker European economy may damp demand.
Tablet shipments will be about 2.5 million to 3 million units this
year, President Jim Wong said in Taipei today. Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer JT Wang as recently as May 10 forecast selling 7
million of the devices, which compete with Apple Inc.’s
iPad and Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Tab.