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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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    Earlier this month, Samsung introduced its Galaxy Tab4 family, and in contrast to the recent spread of TabPRO models, we were looking at some pretty low-end hardware: regardless of screen size, all the Tab4 models shared meager 1280 x 800 resolutions. That wouldn't necessarily be so bad, were the tablets priced accordingly. Instead, we saw things start at $200, which in this day and age felt a bit steep for devices of this caliber. Surely, someone can do a little better, right? Well, today Acer's got a couple new tablets to introduce, and while the OEM's no Samsung, it sure manages to come ...

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    Pebble, Samsung, and Sony, to name a few, already have a jump-start in the wearables sector, specifically in the smartwatch business, but there are still key players that are yet to join the fight. While there are only rumors about an upcoming Apple smartwatch, and Samsung smart glasses, Acer and ASUS are two Taiwanese giants that already made their plans public. An Acer company executive admitted that wearables were demoed to key customers at CES, and that "the company is still developing certain types of wearable devices. We certainly aim to play a role in the new market", said ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Acer Iconia W4 tablet, and it's budget-friendly options for Windows 8.1. Microsoft follows with their Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS. Google is next as their quarter results prove that Motorola still needs a lot of work. We then talk about the recent leaked renders of the Google Nexus 5 fro Telus. We end today's show talking about the Nokia Facet concept smartwatch that probably won't see the light of day. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Acer Iconia W4 arrives to make budget Windows 8.1 tablet space a little more ...

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    Over the past couple weeks, we've been seeing a new surge of interest from manufacturers in really budget-priced tablets running full Windows 8.1 on some decent enough hardware. We had Dell and the Venue 8 Pro, then yesterday's Lenovo Miix2. Today, we have one more name to add to the roster, as Acer shares news of its Iconia W4. Keep in mind, we only just saw Acer launch the Iconia W3 four months ago at Computex in June, and now we're moving on to its sequel. We're still looking at a 1280 x 800 eight-inch display but this time the screen's reportedly of much higher quality – a big ...

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    Admit it: if you've been following mobile tech for as long as we have, there's probably been at least one occasion when you've confused ASUS and Acer. And why not? Both are based out of Taiwan, both make Android as well as Windows-running products, and while we've seen phones from each, they're both probably best known for their tablets. Lately, we've been talking a lot about mergers and acquisitions – Nokia and Microsoft, whatever's going to happen to BlackBerry – and now that conversation is drifting over to ASUS and Acer. We're far from any formal commitment to unify these ...

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    Acer was one of those OEMs to really make a point to get its IFA announcements out early, and we brought you news of its new products all the way back on Monday. Now that we're actually in Berlin, crawling the show floor of IFA 2013, we were able to swing by Acer's camp and check out some of what it had to bring. The Liquid S2, along with other new phones like Samsung's Galaxy Note 3, will be one of the first Androids capable of recording 4K Ultra HD video. You may not have a set that can even display such content yet, but when that day comes, the S2 could give you plenty of 4K home movies ...

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    We know you hate to wait, loyal listeners, but the torrent of smartphones and tablets at IFA 2013 has blown our schedule right apart this week. From the Galaxy Note 3, Note 10.1 2014, and Galaxy Gear to the Sony Xperia Z1 to the new Acer Liquid S2 phablet, our video queue hasn't stopped churning - and more features are funneling down the pipe even as we write this. The time to sit down and podcast just hasn't materialized. But that doesn't mean we're about to go our first week in over a year without an episode of the Pocketnow Weekly tech podcast! Keep your ears primed (and your eyes on ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Acer's launch of the world's first smartphone to allow you to film video in 4K resolution, aside from the launch of another Android tablet. Then we talk about NVIDIA, and the leaks of their probable tablet line-up. Sony is next as their Smart Shot lens-camera has been leaked in a full gallery of photos. Then we talk about the first leaked photo of the Samsung Galaxy Gear, and our thoughts about it. We end todays' show talking about the some leaked photos of the iPhone 5C and the contents of its manual, aside from its resemblance to the iPod ...

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    This week's already getting off to a fast start, with a number of early announcements of hardware intended for exhibition at this year's IFA in Berlin. Right now we have a couple new entries from Acer, drawing the curtain back on both an Android tablet and a new Android smartphone. The tablet is Acer's 10.1-inch Iconia A3. It has a 1280 x 800 resolution, runs a quad-core 1.2GHz A7-based SoC (no word on which, though), and has a five-megapixel main camera. The A3's available in either 16GB or 32GB configurations, both offering microSD expansion. The WiFi-only version of the tablet will ...

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    One of our biggest pet peeves – one we've talked about time and time again – is that smartphone OEMs have had this well-nigh unshakable belief that smaller phones had to be underpowered, and next-gen chips only belong in their handsets. We're still a long way from undoing this trend, but there's been some recent progress – look only to the 4.3-inch 720p displays we've been hearing about on HTC gear. Today, our attention's on Acer, after hearing some company execs talking about an upcoming model. The company's smartphone head ST Liew explained, "a lot of people have started abandoning ...

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