Acer has announced that it will soon enter the smart TV space in India under a licensing agreement with Bengaluru-based Indkal Technologies. Acer, which is famous for its computer hardware and accessories, has not released the exact details of the deal. The company also hasn’t revealed much about its upcoming smart TV series, except that TV model panel sizes range from 32 to 70 inches. The TVs will be sold through e-commerce sites in India, but their offline availability has yet to be confirmed.
Acer has been in the computer hardware business for over 45 years and, in its time, the company has made a variety of products, including desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, monitors, gaming accessories and more. The Taiwanese multinational is now looking to enter the smart TV market in the Indian market and has licensed Bengaluru-based Indkal Technologies to launch its smart TV offerings. These TV models range from 32 to 70 inches and will hit the market in September by Amazon and Flipkart. That’s all the information Acer has revealed about its upcoming TVs.
Indkal Technologies specializes in the development, distribution and support of consumer electronics and smart devices in India, with a focus on home televisions and monitors. The TV models will be developed by Indkal and sold under the Acer brand. The Bengaluru-based company said it will share detailed specs on TV models shortly.
Licensing agreements in the Smart TV segment are not new. For example, Flipkart holds the license for Nokia and Motorola smart TVs in India, although the actual manufacturer is unknown. Likewise, the license for Kodak and Blaupunkt smart TVs in India is held by Super Plastronics, based in Noida. Ecommerce platforms like Amazon and Flipkart also have their own brands. Amazon uses its Amazon Basics brand to make a range of devices, including TVs. Flipkart has its MarQ brand for the same purpose.
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