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    Acer is just one of many already confirmed IFA 2016 exhibitors, and although we know the Taiwanese company plans to unveil its “new and exciting holiday season lineup” in Berlin, Germany on August 31, it’s going to need something special to stand out from the pack. Preferably, not special weird, like last year’s Predator 8 and 6 gaming-centric tablet and phablet that never amounted to much in terms of post-release buzz and, presumably, sales and profits. But alas, Acer’s most distinctive new product on display next week might well be another addition to the Predator family. This ...

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    Let's face it: you probably most dreaded three words in that headline. "Back to School". Back to torture. Back to long hours sitting at your desk, letting numbers and passages hit your skull. Back to making yourself just a bit smarter with the process getting all the more harder. Fortunately, technology can help dull the pain and the Google Store has an array of deals for you. Save $30 off either the Acer Chromebook R11 ($249.99) or 14 ($269.99) through August 7. Save $50 off the Huawei Watch ($349) and the Elegant ($449) and Jewel ($549) models through August 1. Save $100 off the Nexus ...

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    Three long months after it started selling on European shores, not to mention six excruciating months after its year-opening CES introduction, the Acer Liquid Jade Primo with Windows 10 Mobile pre-installed is finally up for grabs stateside at $650 unlocked. Too… much, too late? It certainly appears so, especially given the 5.5-incher’s Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM and Full HD screen resolution, all a tier or two below most recent Android high-enders. Even within the humble W10M ecosystem, it feels hard to justify a Jade Primo purchase at $650 when you consider Lumia 950 and 950 ...

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    If you're looking for a computing catch-all that will get you Spelunky on one end, Microsoft Excel at another and Asphalt 8 at a completely different limb, you may just have it soon enough, thanks to some company called CodeWeavers. One catch? You have to be comfortable with a Chromebook. Okay, not actually — let us explain. Developers are finalizing CrossOver, a Windows application boot program based on Wine, for Android. With things cinching up nicely and the introduction of Android apps to Chrome OS, the team went cheeky on all of us and decided to play a Steam game on ...

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    The trial balloon has popped and more Chromebooks are joining in on the Android action. Weeks after the ASUS Chromebook Flip got developer access to the Google Play Store, both the Chromebook Pixel 2 and the Acer Chromebook R11 have come onto major updates in the developer channel of Chrome 53. All you have to do is get to the About Chrome OS box in your settings, switch to the "Developer - unstable" channel and then pick up any updates as they come in. Once that's done, you can now enable "Android apps" in your settings. Via: Droid Life

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    While generally not as glamorous and jam-packed with exciting mobile hardware announcements as the year-opening CES or MWC events, the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Berlin consumer electronics trade show always makes its share of pre-holiday headlines. This year’s German expo will probably be no exception, despite Samsung reportedly planning once again to hold an Unpacked conference for the introduction of the latest Galaxy Note hero a few weeks before the IFA’s official start. You can still count on the Gear S3 debuting in the capital of the most populous EU member state ...

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    With Chrome OS taking on windowed Android apps via the Google Play Store in mere weeks, you may be looking at some Chromebooks if only for the vague interest in how that would all work. Well, you have a couple of extra choices from Acer to consider at the Google Store. The Taiwanese manufacturer has put up its new Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 on offer. The 11.6-inch model comes with a 1366 x 768 anti-glare LCD, a dual-core Intel Celeron N2840 (2.16GHz), 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD. It has a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port along with HDMI and SD card slots. The 2.43 lb aluminium-built device is ...

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    Perhaps finally realizing there’s no turning back for its main business of selling traditional personal computers, Acer seems to be growing ambitious about its (largely low-cost) smartphone prospects, with an eye on VR diversification before long as well. One of the more active Windows Mobile hardware manufacturers in recent months, even as Microsoft continues to trim the Lumia fat, the Taiwan-based outfit also took the wraps off arguably two of its most compelling Android efforts. The Liquid Jade 2 is probably the closest Acer will get to developing a “true” flagship in the near ...

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    The financial survival hopes of traditional PC manufacturers that refuse to adapt to new trends and tap into different segments of the always volatile tech market are slim to non-existent, with convertible tablets, smartphones, wearable devices and virtual reality headsets just a few of Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus, Sony or Acer’s top expansion and reinvention opportunities. Once upon a time the world’s second largest computer maker, Acer somehow managed to slip out of the global top five in 2015 and lose its relevance in an increasingly less relevant industry. The Taiwanese OEM is far from ...

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    Microsoft’s (timid) push to consolidate Windows as the world’s third largest mobile platform continues, with a decent amount of contemporary choices available both stateside and on the old continent for power users and extremely cash-strapped smartphone buyers. The Acer Liquid M330, first unveiled way back at IFA last fall, has just become the cheapest unlocked model sold through Redmond’s US e-store with Windows 10 Mobile pre-loaded. The Lumia 550 torch is therefore passed on, and the M330 cuts two big corners to slash $40 off the 550’s list price. The display is slightly smaller, ...

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    Today's Acer hardware event continues, and in addition to checking out that Android-powered Liquid Zest Plus with its big 5,000mAh battery, we're also hearing a lot about new Windows 10 devices. In addition to some hot desktops and conventional laptops, we're also seeing one new model that seeks to give the Surface Pro family a run for its money, as Acer introduces the Switch Alpha 12 convertible tablet. The Switch Alpha 12 features a (you guessed it) 12-inch 2160 x 1440 display, Skylake Core i-series processors, 4GB of RAM, and storage options topping out at 128GB. With both traditional ...

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    Smartphone manufacturers walk a delicate tightrope when choosing how to power their phones: go with too small a battery, and users will be frustrated when their phone craps-out midway thtough the day; go too large, and you risk alienating users seeking a slimmer, sleeker handset. That said, there are always going to be groups of shoppers who are willing to compromise and actually prefer one of those extremes, and today we learn of one new smartphone that wears its giant-sized battery like a badge of honor, the just-launched Acer Liquid Zest Plus. The 5.5-inch Liquid Zest Plus comes through ...

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    Looking for Windows 10 Mobile on a budget? Might not be too likely, given its continued bugs and updates woes, much less Microsoft's near-neglect of its publicity. But if you're a practical person looking for a practical phone, Acer might just have you covered with the Liquid M330. Sure, it's an entry-level product we saw last IFA and not a Liquid Jade one, but don't be so jaded as to the potential. A hairline brushed back meets up with a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) screen on the front. Inside, there's a Qualcomm 210, 1GB of RAM and a microSD-expandable 8GB of storage. The both front and ...

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    While it may seem like fans of the struggling Windows 10 Mobile platform are getting plenty of love from device manufacturers all over the world, you can still count the number of “true” flagships officially unveiled with Continuum support on the fingers of one hand. Lumia 950, 950 XL, Acer Liquid Jade Primo, and HP Elite X3. That’s all there is to choose from for power W10M users. Worse yet, the Elite X3 is only coming in the summer, and the Jade Primo took an eternity to transition from formal announcement to commercial launch. Up for pre-orders in select European markets way back ...

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    Don't let the word "Chromebook" scare you. If you're looking to switch off to a more spartan and streamable digital lifestyle, you'll get everything you need in one of those puppies. Google is lousy with demand from the education sector and those kids can get work done on that thing. That's why Acer has released Chromebook after Chromebook to match persnickety people to the right computer. Now, with the new Acer Chromebook 14, it's upped the feel and focus of the product. While we see a dual-core Intel Celeron processor here along with standard Intel HD graphics integration, you do get a ...

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    Windows 10 Mobile has been available on new smartphones for months now, but it still feels too early to say what, if any impact the new software release will have on the struggling platform. One thing we can say, though, is that its arrival has brought the third-party OEMs out of the woodwork, and the Windows-based smartphone landscape we've been seeing at shows like MWC and CES has been anything but a Lumia-dominated spectacle. One of the first of these models to catch our eye was the Acer Liquid Jade Primo – which just saw the launch of an Android-running cousin at MWC – and now ...

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    Although it’s definitely learning and growing in the smartphone landscape, Acer wasn’t able to surprise us at the Mobile World Congress quite like LG or Sony, let alone capture the spotlight in a Samsung way, despite there being no secrets in anticipation of the Galaxy S7 announcement. Well, there weren’t any substantial question marks regarding the Liquid Jade 2, aka Marshmallow take on the Windows 10 Mobile-based Jade Primo, which is why today’s low-profile Barcelona introduction might pass largely unnoticed. Striking family resemblance and repetitive specs aside however, the ...

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    Everyone from Google to Microsoft to Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG and even Facebook is involved to a certain extent in the development and growth of fledgling virtual reality technologies, while companies like Apple and Alcatel OneTouch are carefully preparing their own field-improving efforts. You can now also add Acer to the list of major tech outfits looking to augment and enrich your reality, as CEO Jason Chen recently told Taiwanese press R&D of VR products has been ongoing “for a while”, with the current plan being “to introduce some new technologies to surprise everyone” in ...

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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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