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    The Office pool has grown just a bit larger. ASUS signed with Microsoft to include the latter's suite of productivity apps. After a few bouts of fighting, so has Samsung. Acer thought it was time to do the same as it will begin pre-loading Microsoft productivity apps such as Word and Skype on its Android wares starting in the second half of the year (pictured above: the Windows 10 version of the Liquid Jade Primo smartphone). With that announcement, Microsoft went on in a separate announcement to say that it has notched its 74th licensing deal. It now has "strategic agreements" with ...

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    Acer's come up with the first competing high-end Windows 10 Mobile phone of 2016. As the Jade Primo heads to sale in Portugal, we're learning of an alternate universe that's about to collide with ours. Okay, a little dramatic, but the long and short of it is that we're getting an Android version of this phone. The Acer S58A has been found on Geekbench running what we assume to be a Snapdragon 808, 3GB of RAM and Android 6.0. And yes, the current version of the Jade Primo is just the Acer S58. The Windows 10 Mobile version is expected to head to sales next month. The Android version, if ...

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    One glance at the only Windows 10 Mobile flagship not manufactured by Microsoft back when it was first announced, and you could tell the Acer Liquid Jade Primo wouldn’t come cheap. But since its producer isn’t exactly a household name in the smartphone business, we hoped for the best. Alas, Orange and Expansys Portugal have begun taking pre-orders for the Full HD 5.5-incher, which is valued at a rather steep €600. That converts to $653, so more than both the Lumia 950 and 950 XL stateside. Obviously, that’s not a fair comparison, and browsing through Redmond’s Portuguese e-store, ...

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    CES 2016 has officially started, and, as it is usually the case with trade shows, it is pretty much over. Companies are generally unveiling products and services, making announcements, and gathering media at their press events prior to the official start of the show. However, that doesn't mean that Day 3 (which is the official day one of CES) was a boring one. Check out the most important things that saw the light of day, rounded up for you below, in case you missed any of the action. Alcatel OneTouch Alcatel OneTouch already announced a line-up of Pixi products, powered by Android (and ...

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    There are two ways to run Windows 10 Mobile on your smartphone. You either install it on a hardware released previously (if you can, and if there's an update out there), or you experience it out of the box on the latest and greatest smartphones powered by Redmond's mobile operating system. So far, about the only two phones (and flagships) that came with Windows 10 Mobile out of the box were the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, from Microsoft. However, you can now experience Windows 10 Mobile on Acer's latest, the Liquid Jade Primo, announced back at the 2015 IFA. And, to make things more ...

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    CES 2016 hasn't even officially started yet (that happens on January 6, today, depending on your time zone), but we've already seen a lot of cool things in Vegas on January 4. Of course, there are a lot of things we expect to see at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and a lot of things that will sadly be absent from the show floor. In case you missed something yesterday, here's a round-up of what happened on Day 1 (day zero, really). Acer Liquid Jade Primo Acer's Liquid Jade Primo isn't a stranger as the phone has been in the headlines before CES. However, we've learned that the ...

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    Acer's presence at CES 2016 isn't limited to the Liquid Jade Primo smartphone and the revamped Iconia One 8 tablet. The company has officially unveiled the "most premium and advanced model" of its Aspire Switch line of 2-in-1 notebooks. It is the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S, with the model number SW7-272, one that could turn out to be a serious Microsoft Surface (and, why not, Surface Book) competitor. The Aspire Switch 12 S packs a 12.5-inch display with a 4K (3840x2160) or Full HD (1920x1080), depending on the model. Powering everything is a sixth-generation Intel Core M processor, 4- ...

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    In addition to a bunch of all-new high-end monitors and laptops, and a Windows 10 smartphone that was previously unveiled without going into pricing specifics, Acer brings an entry-level, ultra-low-cost Android tablet to Las Vegas for CES 2016 that likely rings a few bells. Confusingly named Iconia One 8, just like its predecessor, this stands out with a marginally different model number (B1-850, compared to B1-820), slightly newer though not exactly up-to-date software, and a children-friendly user interface. Technically, the 2016 Acer Iconia One 8 is advertised as a “media tablet for ...

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    The only other Windows 10 Mobile flagship unveiled thus far aside from Microsoft’s homebrewed Lumia 950 and 950 XL finally has official availability and pricing details attached to its name. Merely for the EMEA region, that is, with more specifics coming closer to the phone’s launch elsewhere, but it’s a start. A promising start? It depends on how much you value the docking station, keyboard and mouse Acer vowed to bundle with the Liquid Jade Primo off the bat, and whether or not Redmond’s currently glitchy software will be stabilized by February. That’s when the “premium” ...

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    Admit it, gamers, even by your unconventional standards, Acer’s “audiodacious” Predator 8 tablet looks unusual, to say the least. Its “aggressive” design consists of a rectangular slab with pretty slim actual screen borders, expanded to accommodate grip pads, as well as a fiery red quartet of speakers. The rear panel is just as conspicuous and bound to stir up controversy, featuring a large centered Predator logo, a combination of three colors, once again including red, and brushed aluminum vibe. Mind you, we’re not talking plastic made to resemble the premium build material, ...

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    Ah, Taiwan. For tiny quasi-country not recognized by the UN, it can fit a lot onto an island. Home to great food, extremely varied climate and a ton of techies — semiconductors to original equipment manufacturers to plain 'ol manufacturing in general. HTC has set up shop here along with Acer and ASUS. To make Taiwan feel important. the Ministry of Economic Affairs puts out an annual valuations list of the 20 largest global companies in the country. And for the third year in a row, Asustek has grabbed the top dollar spot on the list, cashing in at US$1.78B. Yeah, we know it's small fries, ...

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    Last week may have brought us Microsoft's big Windows 10 device event, but we are far from done with checking out new hardware running the company's latest platform. A few days back we learned of Acer's intent to introduce its own latest device lineup, and the company's been doing just that overnight. That means plenty of new laptop and tablet hardware, but maybe the most interesting news to emerge from Acer's announcements concerns its new Windows 10 smartphone, and the nice accessory package the manufacturer's bundling with it. We're talking about the Acer Liquid Jade Primo, first ...

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    Acer is getting ready to go all-in for an afternoon of Windows 10 desktops, laptops, tablets and phones to show you what it can do with them. You've got to admire the company for being an underlying current in Taiwan between the struggling HTC and the decently-performing ASUS. But once in a while, Acer should get to shine, too, just after Microsoft had its own Windows 10 devices event. And so it will shine with the Acer Windows 10 Global Press Conference in Taipei on Monday, October 12 at 2pm local time (2am Eastern). You can check out the livestream Acer has set up for the event below. ...

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    Since mainstream tablet popularity in general has taken a big hit as a direct consequence of the rise of phablets, it should come as no surprise the best current option for gamers is still the aging 8-inch Nvidia Shield. But perhaps not for long, as the similarly sized Acer Predator 8 struts its stuff in Berlin for IFA 2015 ahead of an October EMEA rollout, and November North American spread. Part of the larger gaming-oriented Predator product family, the thin and lightweight 8-incher measures 8.7mm in depth and tips the scales at 350 grams. That’s pretty impressive, considering the ...

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    Not exactly a force to be reckoned with in the global smartphone décor, especially as far as US penetration is concerned, Acer wants to at least strengthen its low-cost European market position. To that end, the Taiwanese electronics corporation has traveled to Berlin for the IFA 2015 trade show with no less than six new affordable Liquid handhelds. The most potent member of the family is the 5.5-inch Liquid Z630, what with its quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6735 processor and 2GB RAM under the hood. The mid-range phablet is further equipped with a hefty 4,000 mAh battery, as well as a ...

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    Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Acer, Nokia, Toshiba, Xiaomi, Huawei, Lenovo, are just a few of Foxconn's largest clients. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., trading as Foxconn Technology Group, is a Taiwanese company that also happens to be the world's largest electronics contractor manufacturer. At a recent company shareholder meeting, the company's chairman, Terry Guo, made some reassuring statements. According to Guo, this year, in 2015, Foxconn will become the world's largest desktop, tablet, and smartphone OEM (original equipment manufacturer) / ODM (original design manufacturer). ...

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    Late last week, a report claimed that Asustek's Chairman Johnny Shih was considering a possible HTC acquisition. The Taiwanese company isn't doing well financially, and the HTC One M9 wasn't the savior the company hoped for. At that time, there was no official comment from HTC, but it came earlier this week, in the form of a statement that said HTC "will not consider a merger with Asus"... well, then, maybe, with someone else? Whether HTC's statement should have more vehemently denied everything -- or the phrasing is exactly like it was intended to, in order to leave room for ...

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    The Android tablet landscape has been relatively bare outside of the offerings Google's Nexus program, Samsung, and NVIDIA currently offer, and only one of those companies is focusing on building tablets meant specifically (to some extent) for gaming. Traditional PC companies haven't quite moved into the field, but that all looks to be changing now, with the announcement of an Acer Android gaming tablet launching later this year. The tablet, dubbed "Predator" to match the company's gaming PCs under the same name, is set to launch by the end of 2015. Specifically, it looks like the device ...

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    Another year, another International Consumer Electronics Show behind us. Was 2015's one that will go down as a banner year in the annals of history? We didn't see any huge show-stopping announcements, nor surprise reveals of everyone's-talking-about-it hardware, but the show we did see unfold over the course of last week was still a totally solid offering, packed with lots of great phones, tablets, wearables, and accessories that all came together to place us on some solid footing as we get ready for the rest of this quarter's launches. As we start thinking about gearing up for MWC in ...

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    CES press day isn't until tomorrow, but Acer's joining a handful of other manufacturers in getting an early start to its launches. This weekend, it's revealed a whole bunch of new electronics, and among them we find a pair of new smartphones, hitting stores in EMEA regions in just a few weeks. First up we've got the Liquid Jade S, a five-inch phone with a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6752M SoC, 13-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel front-facer, and 7.78mm-thick body. The handset will be available in both single-SIM and hybrid-dual nano/microSD configurations, and though it will ship running ...

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    I walked into my local T-Mobile store in little Syracuse, Utah, USA and set a nondescript smartphone down on the counter. "I need a SIM for this, please." The clerk picked it up, observing how light and thin it was, rolling it slowly in his hands, looking for the SIM tray. Then his eyes fixed on the bottom of the screen. "Acer makes smartphones?! Where did you get this?!" Before long the store manager was over looking at the little black slab. He, too, had never seen an Acer smartphone and took a good long time taking it all in. As far as the phone itself goes, it's light (110g) and fairly ...

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    Has it been a week already? Last Monday we were still gearing-up for IFA 2014, preparing ourselves for the torrent of phone, tablet, and wearable news that would consumer our lives for the days to come. We had high expectations going in, having heard no shortage of rumors for what new products would be on the expo floor, and that's not even touching upon the many launches we saw in the weeks leading up to the conference, from manufacturers too eager to wait for IFA itself. With our crack team of Taylor Martin and Michael Fisher on the ground, we've brought you hands-on report after ...

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    So far at IFA this year we've brought you up-close looks at new phones from the likes of Samsung and Sony, as well as HTC, and even Microsoft - all big names in the mobile space. But this show isn't just about checking out the new models from the usual suspects, and we've also got a whole bunch of entries from some of the lesser-appreciated firms contributing to the smartphone landscape. Last week we shared with you news of a Windows tablet launch from Acer, and today we check out one of the company's recent smartphones, the Liquid Jade. First announced all the way back at the end of May, ...

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    Microsoft and its partners are really making a compelling case for the reasons why you shouldn't buy a tablet running a mobile operating system. Just a few months ago we saw some very affordable Dell Venue tablets running a full version of Windows 8 and with price tags that even make the iPad mini look expensive, but this wasn't the end of it. As IFA 2014 continues to wow us with more products for this fall, Acer has just raised its hand with another hot Windows tablet. Acer has just announced the Iconia Tab 8 W, and just before you dismiss it as another Windows tablet to look at, there ...

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    Acer smartphones are not too common in North America, as the company has told us, with several occasions -- at trade shows -- that it focuses mainly on Europe and Asia. However, that's about to change: according to a recent @evleaks report, AT&T is preparing to add an Acer smartphone to its line-up. We don't have a model name or number, nor any details regarding availability and pricing. What we do know, however, that the five-inch Acer phone will have a Full HD resolution, and will utilize an eight-megapixel sensor for its main shooter on the back. According to the report, the rest of ...

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