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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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