May 27th, 2010 publishUpdated   Jun 21st, 2010, 10:51 am

Acer held a press event in Beijing this morning, and I don’t think anyone expected their CEO to unveil what he did: a 7-inch tablet device running Android. The screen’s size is the only confirmed spec right now, but he did hint at 3G connectivity by saying the obvious option would be to partner with wireless operators for distribution.

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Taking a look at the device itself, the screen does look pretty tempting. The shot isn’t that clear, though, so I can’t make any real judgement. It looks to be running at least version 2.1 of Android as we can tell from the homescreen icons. One thing I’m wondering about is that bottom portion of the device. It looks like it would be some sort of loud speaker or a keyboard area, but I can’t tell. Hopefully such details will come a bit later on when we can find official press information from Acer.