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Acer Not Selling So Many Iconia Tabs After All

Remember when demand for Acer’s Iconia Tab was so great that the company reportedly couldn’t keep up with it?

Neither does Acer.

This morning, the company put the knife to its full-year tablet forecast, slashing it by nearly 60 percent. Where once it planned to ship between 5 and 7 million Iconia Tabs in 2011, Acer now expects to ship 2.5 to 3 million, Chairman J.T. Wang told a shareholder meeting Wednesday.

“We have sold nearly 800,000 tablet PCs in the second quarter,” Wang said. “Our shipments of tablets will remain at the same level in the third.”

Evidently, it’s more of a struggle for Acer to replicate in tablets its success in notebooks than the company thought — even with new tablet-savvy leadership in place. That said, Wang believes Acer’s situation is improving.

“Acer’s decline in market share in Europe will stabilize in the second half,” he said. “The third quarter will be considerably more stable. It will be similar to the second quarter or better. The fourth quarter will be even better.”

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik