Posts tagged with: Acer
  • by | May 7, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new YouTube app for Windows Phone 8, and why this isn't necessarily good. Then we move to the Nokia Lumia 929 and its official landing page, aside from talking about the fact that Nokia shareholders aren't happy with Stephen Elop's performance, and we know why. Acer is next as the company has dismissed building Windows RT products, and we also know why that is. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom rumors continue as this poses to be the next Galaxy Camera. We end today's show talking about the Google Playground rumors, and why we think this ...

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  • by | May 7, 2013 2:35 AM

    Apparently, Acer dismisses Windows RT. After previously being a heavy critic of Windows 8, company president Jim Wong -- who once believed that consumers were confused about Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system --  stated that "there's no value doing the current version of RT". While at an Acer event in New York, president Wong acknowledged that "the plan for an RT tablet is ongoing". However, Acer would rather wait for the next iteration of Microsoft's Windows RT platform, due to be released later this year. The company will then decide whether to adopt it or not. Furthermore, there ...

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  • by | May 3, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Acer Iconia A1 and why it's a device you should consider. Then we talk about the Motorola X Phone, which was recently spotted on AT&T in some tests, and is most likely another ugly phone. Later we move to Nokia as we see the Lumia 928 camera being tested and being quite good. We then move tot he BlackBerry R10, which was also leaked in photos as more of a mid-tiered device. We end today's show talking about Google Games, or the probability that Google is really bringing a Game console in the future that also runs some proprietary ...

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  • by | May 3, 2013 12:59 PM

    With decent specs, a killer price, and a solid name behind it, Google's Nexus 7 is the budget Android tablet to beat. We've seen a whole lot of competitors arrive to take a swing at the Nexus 7, but so far none have managed to make an impact; we either get models that are too expensive, or more often tablets that beat the Nexus 7 on price, but make too many sacrifices to do so. Will the latest to arrive be better suited for the task? Let's take a look at the newly-announced Acer Iconia A1. Acer knows its way around a budget tablet, as we've already seen with models like the Iconia Tab A110 ...

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  • by | February 27, 2013 7:53 PM

    Technically, the Mobile World Congress may finish-up tomorrow, but with all the big smartphone and tablet events over, we're calling it a wrap. We've had a great time the past several days bringing you news of all the new hardware and software companies came to the event to promote, and as we now begin to recuperate and get back to business as usual, we wanted to take a look back on MWC 2013 and everything it brought us. The week leading up to the MWC was filled with rumors, as we should expect, and while some played out, others fell flat on their faces. LG really got things started early, ...

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  • by | February 25, 2013 11:37 AM

    We told you about Acer's Liquid C1 back at the start of the month, an Android running Intel's Lexington platform. At the MWC today, we were able to get some hands-on time with the smartphone. The Liquid C1 has a 4.3-inch qHD screen, runs a 1.2GHz Intel chip, and has a 2000mAh battery. While it's not the thinnest phone around, it still manages to give the appearance of one, thanks to some smart design choices. Performance seemed brisk enough, considering Acer's intent to make this a budget-priced handset, though it does stall up briefly here and there.

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  • by | February 1, 2013 7:23 AM

    Intel unveiled its new Lexington platform at CES with mid-range specifications for emerging markets and two manufacturers, Acer and Xolo, have decided to employing it in their smartphones. The Acer phone we've seen at CES turns out to be the Liquid C1, as it was just confirmed. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 and packs a 4.3-inch display, eight-megapixel camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -- for which the SoC is optimized -- as well as a not-as-cheap-as-we-expected price point of about 9,990 baht (roughly $333) outright in Thailand. There's also a 2,000mAh battery to power ...

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  • by | January 29, 2013 5:54 PM

    Back during the Consumer Electronics Show, we heard Acer announce its Iconia B1 Android tablet (above), a model that, while it didn't deliver specs that could even compete with the Nexus 7, managed to catch our attention due to a launch price of only $150. Apparently, the B1 isn't the full extent of Acer's interest in tacking the low-cost tablet market, and now a company exec has tipped off the forthcoming arrival of similarly budget-priced eight-inch and ten-inch tablets. According to this, the company is shooting for a launch price somewhere around $200 for the eight-incher, and even ...

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  • by | January 25, 2013 8:25 AM

    If you're into mid-range Android phones, like Acer thinks you are, then you might be interested in the latest member of the Acer E family of phones, the E1. It runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean but the price is yet unannounced, something which could make this phone very attractive, or on the contrary. The specs aren't that bad: there's a 4.5-inch display with qHD 540 x 960 resolution, a 1GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot), five-megapixel main shooter and a 1,760mAh battery to power it all. Phone measures 132 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm, and ...

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  • by | January 8, 2013 2:40 AM

    The press is not the only one criticizing Microsoft and its Windows RT platform; a Dell executive tried to warn Steve Ballmer about using the Windows moniker to describe the new RT operating system. On the other end, Acer's President Jim Wong recently defended the Redmond-based company (after criticizing it earlier) just to get its critical hat on again for this year's CES. After unveiling the B1-A71 Android tablet, Wong said that Microsoft is employing a marketing technique for its Surface tablet that is "confusing to consumers". “The promotion of the product is really focused on the ...

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  • by | January 8, 2013 2:23 AM

    Intel introduced its new Lexington (Z2420) platform for mobile devices at CES 2o13, a follow-up to its previous Medfield SoC, however, aimed at emerging markets. The chipset is optimized for Android applications and the processor clocks as high as 1.2GHz, making use of hyper-threading technology. There is support for five-megapixel main camera and 1.3-megapixel webcam, 1080p 30 fps video and HSPA+ data speeds. Graphics duties are carrier out by the PowerVR SGX 540 GPU. Acer and Xolo are already employing the Lexington platform in their smartphones, as pictured above. However, no more ...

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  • by | January 7, 2013 9:38 AM

    Just a little earlier today we've told you about the seven-incher made by Acer, getting an early review of a prototype, and now the company has made the Iconia B1 tablet official at CES 2013. However, the price mentioned in that earlier bit doesn't seem to reflect the reality as, according to the official press release, the slate will arrive with a starting price less than $150. As far as specs are concerned, the Iconia B1-A71 runs Android Jelly Bean and is powered by Mediatek's dual-core MTK 8317T 1.2GHz processor. The screen is one of seven-inches with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 and ...

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  • by | January 7, 2013 5:06 AM

    We've recently reported about the Acer Iconia B1, a possible upcoming competitor for the ASUS-made Google Nexus 7, and we can now tell you more information about the tablet as an early prototype review from Bulgaria is making the rounds over the interwebs. While waiting to see this tablet being unveiled at CES -- where we're live, on the floor, for all your gadget news needs -- you can take a look at some images of the slate. The price is expected to be around 349 BGN (Bulgarian Lev) which translates roughly to 178EUR or $235. For that price you're likely to get a seven-inch display with a ...

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  • by | December 21, 2012 5:17 AM

    The $99 Nexus tablet could turn out to be more expensive, at around $129-$149, while still a very cheap solution. Whether cheap is really a win for the end user aside from being gentle with your pockets is up to anyone to decide. However, Google and ASUS might have competition on the market. Acer's Iconia B1 is a seven-inch tablet apparently powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage expandable via microSD card, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, SIM card slot and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on-board. The resolution is somewhat lower than the Nexus 7, at 1024 x 600 ...

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  • by | October 31, 2012 11:08 AM

    We've heard all the details regarding Acer's small tablet which was supposed to be a competitor for the Nexus 7. Initially announced on September 19, the seven-inch slate became available on October 30, as promised by the manufacturer itself. Heading over to the source link you can secure yours for $229.99. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box and is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC. It packs 1GB of RAM and a seven-inch display. Unfortunately, where it falls short on the Nexus 7 is the resolution: 1024 x 600 is even smaller than the resolution on the iPad mini. The internal ...

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