Acer Computer topped the tablet PC market occupying 39 percent share in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region in the fourth quarter of 2002, according to new figures from IDC. Total tablet PC shipment exceeded 72,000 units in the fourth quarter of 2002, with Acer and HP tying first place and shipping over 17,000 units each.
Interest in Acer’s TravelMate C100 tablet PC has been strong across the region with most enquiries coming from small and medium size business owners and people running a small or home office.
The Tablet PC is a broad-based industry initiative that builds on the capabilities of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, as well as digital pen and speech technologies. This new technology extends the functionality of PCs for key computing jobs such as taking notes, marking up documents and attending meetings, all of which expand PC capabilities for business productivity.
Established in 1992, Acer Computer Middle East has over 100 employees servicing the IT requirements of over 50 countries in the Middle East, Africa and the sub-continent, Acer Computer has its own facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The 22,500 square meter regional office includes a managed warehouse, a Uniload assembly plant and a Customer and Technical Service Center. — (menareport.com)
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