The smartphone, tablet computer and PC all have a place in today's market
The smartphone, tablet computer and PC all have a place in today's market and there is no device currently that offers a one-stop solution to the consumer, according to a top Acer executive.
In an interview with TechRadar, Acer smartphone president Aymar de Lencquesaing said: "Our view is that there is no such thing as a Swiss Army knife approach to these things.
"You don't have a device that becomes the magical device that does everything for everyone tomorrow; most users will have a minimum probably of three different devices they connect with routinely."
Acer, which makes PCs, smartphones as well as tablets, believes positioning a product is not really an issue since customers tend to choose the device based on their usage and requirement.
He said: "If you're creating content, you want a PC. If you want something on you all the time, then it's a smartphone. The tablet is a new proposition; it's fun, it's instant-on and you can take the internet to places where you couldn't use it before.
"Even in a tablet you have a different segmentation between the 7-inch and the 10-inch. So the 10-inch device by and large tends to stay in the house. The 7-inch tends to be taken with you because it's more portable."
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