Office Depot Continues to Grow Tablet Assortment with Addition of the Acer Iconia Android 3.0 Tablet

BOCA RATON, Fla.--()--Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced availability of the Acer Iconia Tab A500, a revolutionary new 10.1-inch tablet running Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb). The Acer Iconia Tab A500 with Wi-Fi retails for $449.99 and is now available for purchase online at www.officedepot.com.

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 was built for people on-the-go. Its slim and modern aluminum design weighs only 1.69 pounds and measures only 0.52-inches thin. It also includes forward and rear-facing cameras for capturing videos and photos as well as being suitable for video conferencing. The 10.1-inch multi-touch screen provides accurate finger-tip control for access to applications, games and entertainment. The tablet features an enhanced level of performance thanks to its NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile 1GHz dual-core processor and integrated GeForce™ GPU, making it ideal for HD gaming, 1080p video and faster browsing, as well as running multiple applications, digital media playback and flash-based sites, games and applications.

The tablet’s new Android™ 3.0 operating system provides the flexibility to customize the experience to suit the user’s interests. The advances in Android™ 3.0 build on the leading-edge performance in the Acer Iconia Tab A500 to deliver a mobile experience unlike anything customers have experienced to date.

“Tablets are becoming more and more integrated into our everyday lives and we are thrilled to add our first tablet running Android 3.0 to the Office Depot assortment,” said Randy Wick, Vice President of Merchandising for Office Depot. “The Acer Iconia is the perfect blend of style and functionality that will meet the needs of a business person, but also provide the flexibility and power to deliver entertainment and social connectivity.”

“Staying connected and entertained are firmly embedded as a part of our everyday lives – and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 does this and so much more in a performance-minded, sleek design,” said Sumit Agnihotry, Vice President of Product Marketing, Acer America. “This tablet absolutely delivers on the expectation that customers can be entertained, stay in touch with family, friends, colleagues and social networks, as well as keep up on the world around them in a way that is intuitive and fluid, and also incredibly enjoyable.”

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About Acer

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.(3) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.

About Office Depot

Celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides supplies and services to its customers through 1,641 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and global e-commerce operations. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $11.6 billion, and employs about 40,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office supplies and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 55 countries.

Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com and http://socialpress.officedepot.com/.

Contacts

Office Depot
Jason Shockley, 561-438-0037
jason.shockley@officedepot.com

Release Summary

Office Depot announces availability of the Acer Iconia Tab A500, a revolutionary new 10.1-inch tablet running Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb).

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Office Depot
Jason Shockley, 561-438-0037
jason.shockley@officedepot.com