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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Apple unveiled the iPad mini, it's own take on the seven-inch form factor (which more of an eight-inch than a seven-inch slate), and we've tried to analyze and react to the announcement in every possible way, covering all angles, including the price. The general consensus seems to be that the iPad mini is overpriced (at $329) even if Apple's own Phil Schiller disagrees. However, JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz still believes that Apple's small tablet will capture sales from lower-priced rivals, like Google's ASUS-made Nexus 7 or Amazon's own Kindle Fire HD. While being impressed by the ...

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    Acer may be better known for its tablets, but the manufacturer continues to dabble in the smartphone sphere; earlier this year, we talked about the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo Androids. According to one exec, the company has another smartphone in the works, with plans to release the handset before the year's out. VP Peter Shieh recently mentioned this phone to reporters, including the important detail that it will run one of Intel's new chips. With the launch of the Motorola RAZR i, such SoCs are finally starting to go mainstream, and Acer's phone, presumably an Android as well, ...

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    We've heard about the Acer Iconia Tab A110, a seven-inch Nexus 7 competitor, featuring a seven-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution, Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. The resolution is still lower than the one on the ASUS-made Nexus 7 but at the time of the initial report the price was rumored to be below $200. Sadly, that is not the case. The small tablet will be available in the US and Canada starting October 30 for prices "beginning at $229.99" (US and Canada). With a smaller resolution than the Nexus 7, the Iconia Tab A110 ...

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    Acer introduced its Iconia Tab A700 to the US in June and it was shipping with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box. Our experience with the tablet wasn't a smooth one but you can read all the details about that in our review. It looks like the manufacturer has started the global roll-out of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as users from Europe as well as the US have reported its presence. While our review unit was somewhat sluggish, the Jelly Bean refresh should bring some smoothness to the experience thanks, on one hand, to Project Butter and, on the other hand, to some tweaks ...

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    One of the pleasant surprises at this year's IFA was the cornucopia of Windows 8-powered tablets and each and every one of the x86 flavors was running on an Intel architecture, regardless of the OEM that built the slate. Now it seems that Intel is preparing a rather large Windows 8 event for September 27 in San Francisco, as invites start to pop up. With so many Windows 8 tablets in Berlin it was safe to assume that every manufacturer who wanted to announce and showcase their products did just that. However, Intel promises that there will be speakers from manufacturers like Acer, Asus, ...

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    There is no real shortage of seven-inch Android tablets on the market but so far the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 seems to be the preferred one, for obvious reasons. Acer wants to change that with the addition of the seven-inch Iconia Tab A110, recently announced by the manufacturer. There are no pricing details at the moment but rumor has it it will be a sub-$200-offering. The Iconia Tab A110 packs a seven-inch display with 1024 x 600 resolution (somewhat smaller than the one on the Nexus 7 which stands at 1280x800) and is powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 quad-core SoC. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly ...

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    The second Windows 8-powered tablet from Acer is the Iconia W700 -- we've just seen the W510 -- which is aimed more towards the business consumers than the Clover Trail W510. It is powered by Microsoft Windows 8 running on either Intel IvyBrudge Core i3 or i5 processors. Screen is 11.6-inches in diagonal with a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 and up to ten separate touch point detection. Storage options include 32- and 64GB flavors, up to eight-hour battery time, a five-megapixel main camera accompanied by a 1.3-megapixel front-facer. Aside from the usual suspects there's also a USB 3.0 ...

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    This year's IFA offers lots of Windows 8 hardware from a wide array of OEMs, and Acer is no exception to that. The company had two tablets on the floor, one of them being the Iconia W510/W511. It is running Microsoft's next generation Windows 8 platform on an Intel Clover Trail architecture. It has a 10.1-inch HD display of 1366x768 resolution with 350-nit brightness, a battery which can guarantee an up to eight-hour life, eight-megapixel main camera at the back, two-megapixel front webcam, all the usual suspects as well as an optional 3G radio. Check out the video below to see our first ...

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    Companies are usually sending out press releases a week or so before a show and then they hold press conferences or device launches a couple of days before the show, where they show off new hardware. Acer seems to follow this unwritten rule to the letter and has announced the Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo. We're basically talking about twins here, with the only differentiator being the fact that the Duo packs a dual-SIM slot. Both phones are running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, pack a 4.3-inch display with a qHD resolution, 1GHz MediaTek single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and ...

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    Microsoft and its Surface tablets have raised a couple of eyebrows, some of which belong to hardware manufacturer. Not so long ago Acer's CEO JT Wang urged Microsoft to think twice because "it will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction. It is not something you are good at..." Another Acer executive, Campbell Kan, president of personal computer global operations, wondered whether the company should "still rely on Microsoft, or should we find other alternatives?" Acer has been removed from the list of Microsoft Windows RT device makers ...

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    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hasn't been out that long. It was announced at Google I/O 2012 along with its launch device: the Nexus 7 tablet. Shortly thereafter Google's own Galaxy Nexus started getting the Jelly Bean update, too. After less than a month, Jelly Bean is already running on 0.8% of Android devices, and Ice Cream Sandwich around 16%. Both numbers are impressive for different reasons. ICS is doing well, with strong growth and a decent percentage to its name. But Jelly Bean, with almost a full percent in less than one month, that's really great news! What Current Devices Are Getting ...

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    Acer unveiled its Iconia Tab A700 tablet back at the CES in January, where it instantly caught our attention due to the inclusion of a 10.1 inch, higher-than-1080p 1920 x 1200 resolution display. Employing a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with GeForce GPU to help fill those pixels, the A700 sounded pretty darn impressive on paper. Now that the hardware's finally become available, we're able to take on hands-on look at just how Acer's effort comes together. Will it impress, or does it fail to live up to the hype? Specs · Hardware · User Interface/Software · Benchmarks · Battery Life · ...

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