Posts tagged with: Acer
  • by | January 31, 2014 3:32 AM

    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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  • by | October 17, 2013 9:00 PM

    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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  • by | October 17, 2013 1:10 PM

    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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  • by | September 19, 2013 7:09 PM

    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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  • by | September 6, 2013 12:52 PM

    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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  • by | September 6, 2013 12:34 PM

    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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  • by | September 2, 2013 9:00 PM

    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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  • by | September 2, 2013 12:26 PM

    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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  • by | June 14, 2013 1:11 PM

    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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  • by | June 3, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through all the ARM, Samsung, Asus and Acer product announcements; the list is quite big. Then we go through Verizon's launch of the HTC One, which sadly won't happen yet. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note III and some details that were leaked. Nokia is next as Stephen Elop teases more Nokia Lumia devices for the rest of 2013. We end today's show talking about Apple, iRadio, and some photos of iOS 7 leaked. All this and more after the break. Product releases: - Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Series Unveiled: GALAXY Tab 3 8-inch, GALAXY Tab 3 10.1-inch ...

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  • by | June 3, 2013 4:30 AM

    We've seen the Acer Iconia W3 tablet last month but the company has made the tablet official today at Computex 2013. It will arrive in the US at a price of $379, though it is not clear whether it is for the 32- or 64GB flavor, though we think it's for the first, considering European prices (EUR329 for 32GB and EUR379 for 64GB). The Acer Iconia W3 features an 8.1-inch screen with 1,280 x 800 resolution and it is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor clocked at 1.8GHz. There are 2GB of RAM as well as 32- and 64GB internal storage options (both expandable via microSD card ...

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  • by | June 3, 2013 3:54 AM

    The Acer Liquid S1 has been announced, after seeing ASUS' take earlier today on a phablet with a stylus on the FonePad Note. The Acer Liquid S1 is the company's first tablet and will start shipping in the third quarter of the year in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, UK and Germany, followed by Spain and Italy. It will cost €349 (around $455). The Acer Liquid S1 features a 5.7-inch screen with 720p resolution and is powered by a Mediatek quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. There's also 1GB of RAM as well as single and dual-SIM options (with ...

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  • by | May 31, 2013 12:42 PM

    Update: We've been contacted by Acer with the following statement: "Some resellers incorrectly showed this product as offering an Intel 4430 processor, when rather it comes with a Texas Instruments 4430 ARM chip.  This model is available now with a starting price of $399.99." Just yesterday we were talking about the progress Intel's making towards getting more and more Android devices using its processors. Not every device we've heard mention in regards to such Intel-Android pairings has been the traditional smartphone or tablet, and last month we heard talk about Intel chips showing up ...

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  • by | May 20, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we uncover the GS4 Active leaked photographs. Then we talk about AT&T and their new commitment to remove restrictions for video chats over cellular data, but you know there's always a catch. Then we talk about smaller versions of Windows 8 tablets as the Acer Iconia W3 leaks a product that's ready for the market. Later we go through Google I/O's teasers on Key Lime Pie all through the presentations. We end today's show talking about the first Jolla smartphone running their Sailfish OS and what this means to the smartphone industry. All this and more ...

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  • by | May 20, 2013 6:24 AM

    There were rumors indicating that the device will soon become official and now the Finnish page shows off the Acer Iconia W3 slate. It runs Windows 8 -- that's the full fledged version -- on a smaller, 8.1-inch form factor. Specifications include an Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 8.1-unch screen of WXGA resolution (that's 1280×768 pixels), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, two-megapixel shooter, micro HDMI port, micro-USB 2.0 port, and a battery that will last for eight hours while playing back 720p videos. The color options are limited to silver and the ...

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