Highpower International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries and a battery management systems and battery recycling provider, has announced that it has started shipping its 4600 mAh lithium battery product developed for the newly introduced Acer Iconia Tab 8, a tablet offering consumers high-end features including 7.5 hours of continuous video watch time.
Mr. George Pan, Chairman and CEO of Highpower, commented, "Acer is a world-famous brand, and we are pleased to serve as a contributor to this newest high-end tablet. We feel that our battery performance and quality, along with our extensive industry experience will allow us to gain more market share as a provider to a growing worldwide tablet market in the coming years. Highpower is a battery manufacturer capable of applying our expertise to a number of different markets, and our new relationship with Acer is strong evidence that our product offering is gaining traction in the rapidly growing mobile device market."
The Acer Iconia Tab 8 is an 8-inch Android tablet featuring an Intel Atom Z3745 processor, 1920x1200 resolution, and 2GB RAM. The Acer Iconia Tab 8 is now available for purchase at Gome, one of China's largest electronic device chain stores, and may be available at the worldwide markets in the coming months.