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    There's little doubt that you're looking at a real tablet, but as some images tend to do, these came down the pipeline with absolutely no context whatsoever. Still, based on several visual clues, we think there's a pretty good chance that they depict the rumored Galaxy Nexus tablet. First of all, the only visible on-screen icons are for Google products -- none of the third party apps or widgets that you'd expect to see on a Samsung, Motorola, or even Viewsonic tablet. It's about as naked of an Android experience as you could hope to find on a modern tablet. Secondly -- and this seems to be ...

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    Back at the end of January, we got our first chance to check out the Acer Iconia Tab A510, a 10.1-inch Ice Cream Sandwich tablet running a 1.3GHz Tegra 3. So far, all we had heard regarding the A510's release was that Acer would be bringing the tablet to Europe sometime during April, and the tablet would sell for approximately €500, which works-out to around $660. Today we learn of the tablet's fate for North America, and there's some nice surprises in store. If the idea of the A510 sounded good to you, but you weren't exactly loving that $660 price tag, you'll be pleased to hear that ...

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    It's that time of the year again, when we're both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year's Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year's show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it. It's safe to assume that everyone who was there -- or following our MWC coverage -- understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform -- and its OEM partners -- has flooded the show floors ...

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    Acer celebrates its partnership with the Olympic Movement by launching – at the 2012 CeBIT in Hanover, Germany – the Olympic Edition of its Iconia Tab A510 tablet. The tablet will be available in the UK in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Iconia Tab A510 was first seen at CES this year and we also reported that it will be available in Europe this April, for 500 Euros, or roughly $650. This Olympic Games Edition runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has the Olympic circles on the back and comes in black and silver colors. The Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Edition comes with a ...

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    With only three days to go until the official start of this year's Mobile World Congress, manufacturers are teasing and unveiling products which will be proudly showcased on the show floor. Acer has just unveiled its plans to show off the Liquid Glow at MWC next week. Probably the most important aspect is that the Liquid Glow will be powered by Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box. That aside, the phone will pack a 3.7-inch screen and will be available in Sakura Pink, Alpine White, and Cat's-eye Black color flavors. The case will be a combination of "nice curves, chrome details, ...

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    Acer Australia and New Zealand brought the news last week that an official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Iconia Tab A500 will be on its way in April. It's a great mix of good and bad news knowing that the refresh is on its way but a couple of months out. XDA Developers come to the rescue, as in most cases; the community managed to get its hands-on an ICS ROM and they did what they had to do: leak it. Those of you who have an Iconia Tab A500 and no longer wish to wait for the official roll-out can head over to the source link to find download links, instructions as well as feedback. Just ...

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    Acer Australia and New Zealand recently confirmed that the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Iconia Tab A500 will be rolling out in April. Acer America not only confirmed the timeframe but also threw the Iconia Tab A100 in the game. The seven-inch Tegra2-powered Honeycomb tablet will receive its official Ice Cream Sandwich update from the manufacturer in the middle of month April. With the Iconia Tab A500 scheduled for the same period, the Iconia Tab A200 remains the only Acer tablet to have already received its Android 4.0 official refresh. To all Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 ...

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    The Acer Iconia Tab A200 recently received an official update from the manufacturer which brings the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, to the tablet. However, owners of the Iconia Tab A500 will have to wait a little longer. Acer Australia and New Zealand informed their fans on Facebook "that the Iconia Tab A500 will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in April. No exact date yet, but we'll let you know when we have it". Officially launched in May 2011, the Iconia Tab A500 (and its users) will have to stick to Honeycomb for at least one and a half months. On the bright side though, at least ...

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    The Acer Iconia Tab A200 -- which is available since last month at Best Buy for a fair price -- is reportedly getting update notifications and the new over-the-air update seems to bring Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to the tablet. The new version numbers are allegedly as follows: 2.6.39.4+ for Kernel, Acer_AV401_A200_1.0.019.00_PA_CUS1 for build number and Acer_AV041_A200_RV01RC02_PA_CUS1 for Image version. Not all users seem to receive the update though; you might need to manually check for its existence and keep your fingers crossed. According to reports, the version which is rolling ...

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    When it came to the CES last month, Acer was into tablets in a big way; we saw the company embracing quad-core processors with both its Iconia Tab A510 and A700 models. Now we're wondering, as we are for so many other companies, just which products Acer might have held-off on showing at CES in order to introduce them at the Mobile World Congress. One such Acer model has just broken cover, with the company revealing plans to show-off its CloudMobile Android handset. Acer was forced to spill the beans on the CloudMobile in advance of MWC thanks to the phone winning an iF award for ...

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    Watch this week's Windows Phone view as we go through all things Good and Bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In the Good section we go through Microsoft's recent job posting to begin developing for Windows Phone 8 which is the Apollo project. We also talk about the recent leak of Windows Phone Mango RTM at XDA-Developers and how to get it. We go through recent images posted by a software developer regarding strange Nokia and Acer devices testing his games at Redmond and the 14 new games that are on schedule for the Marketplace. We go through Compal's commitment to ...

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    This year's CES saw Acer showing off its upcoming Iconia Tab A700 tablet, powered by nVidia's quad-core Tegra 3 SoC clocking at 1.3GHz, and sporting a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. According to reports, the tablet will go for €549 (around $725) in Europe for the 16GB variant and €749 (roughly $985) for the 64GB version. We've recently also heard that the Acer Iconia Tab A510 will be coming to Europe in April for €500 with specs more or less the same as the A700 above. If you have to have the A510 you can grab it in April or you could wait for the A710 ...

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    €500, meaning roughly $650, is what the Acer Iconia Tab A510 will go for in Europe once it will become available in April. Acer didn't show off the Iconia Tab A510 at CES -- they were kind of busy with the Iconia Tab A700 -- but the tablet was on display at nVidia's booth. In an event preceding the upcoming CeBIT in Germany, Acer showed off the Iconia Tab A510. It will be a 10.1-inch tablet going for €500 in Europe once it lands in April and, aside from the nVidia Tegra 3 SoC, it reportedly packs 1GB of RAM and comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB internal storage flavors. There will also be a ...

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    With the occasion of announcing several laptops and ultrabooks at CES, Acer also brought to the stage a brand new tablet which will be known as the Acer Iconia Tab A700. The Asus Transformer Prime is no longer the only one out there with nVidia's Tegra 3 quad-core CPU. According to reports, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 will be powered by the 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 SoC and sport a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The 9.8mm thick housing is also home to usual suspects like WiFi, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, and HDMI port. Expect the Acer Iconia Tab A700 running ...

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    Watch this week's Windows Phone View as we wrap-up all this week's good and bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In today's show we begin by talking about the launch of the Nokia Lumia 710. We later cover why we know that T-Mobile will be the first US Carrier to sell it. In our week's coverage we go through Adam's recent Xbox LIVE game review and Dan Webster's Window's Phone App Round-up. We then talk about the possibility of NFC on current Windows Phone handsets, and we end the good section with some talk about Windows Phone Towers instead of phones. In the Bad ...

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    Acer just delivered its first Windows Phone device, the Allegro, but it's been a little while since we heard about the company's efforts in the world of Android. Acer just announced its Gingerbread-running Liquid Express for a European release, and while it may be quite the low-end piece of hardware by today's standards, it's significant in representing Acer's first model with NFC support, a feature the company has said will be present in all its future Androids from this point out. From a 3.5-inch screen, to an 800MHz processor, it's no surprise why we're so underwhelmed by the majority ...

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    Watch this week's Windows Phone View as we wrap-up everything that's Good and Bad inside the world of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. In today's show we begin by talking about the Nokia-Microsoft partnership and their device releases planned for 2012. We later go through the positive sales results that the Nokia Lumia 800 has gotten recently in the UK. We cover our full review of the device and what you should expect if you make it your next handset. We then go through the release of the AT&T Variant of the HTC Titan, the European launch of the LG E906 Jill Sander smartphone and the ...

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    Acer's getting its feet wet in the Windows Phone market with the release of its Allegro, the company's first such smartphone. We had been expecting the phone to launch in early December; at least, that's when retailers had been indicating that they expected to be able to begin sales. While some are still indicating that they won't get the phone until next month, we're now seeing the first signs of the Allegro becoming available just a little bit early. French site Rue du Commerce indicates that it currently has the Acer Allegro in-stock and ready for you to buy. The price is a little ...

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    Acer announced its first Windows Phone, the Allegro (ex W4) at the beginning of October and it looks like it will land in the U.K. at the beginning of December, if online retailers have the right information. eXpansys has the phone listed for pre-order for £259.99 (around $415) with a due date set for December 1. For the money you'll get an unlocked Windows Phone featuring a Qualcomm MSM8255 chip clocking at 1GHz, 3.6-inch WVGA display, five-megapixel camera with auto-focus and 8GB internal storage. Source: eXpansys Via: UnwiredView

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    Gianfranco Lanci, CEO for Acer, has confirmed in a recent interview that the company is working on Windows Phone 7, without mentioning a time frame, availability or other information though. Gianfranco Lanci declared that Windows Phone limitations in the past together with user experience were the main reasons they've switched to the Android platform but taking a look at Windows Phone 7 today, Acer sees "the same opportunity you can see on Android in terms of customization". We're sure he meant user experience and wanted to emphasize on the freedom of creating the device your own by taking ...

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    At last week's Windows Phone 7 event, Microsoft announced several new companies that would be releasing smartphones running its OS. In addition to the manufacturers that produced the first wave of WP7 devices (and with Dell oddly absent), Microsoft added Acer, Fujitsu, ZTE, and of course Nokia to the mix. At the COMPUTEX expo just starting up in Taipei, Acer has revealed its first Windows Phone entry, the W4. As a Windows Phone 7 smartphone, with Microsoft's chassis specs to conform to, there's little surprising about the W4's hardware capabilities. The smartphone will run a Qualcomm ...

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    Acer was accepted as an official Windows Phone OEM together with Fujitsu and ZTE at the time when Windows Phone Mango was announced and now the manufacturer is reportedly making its first device running the Redmond platform public. The Acer Allegro (you might know it as the W4) will land in Europe before Christmas and will be priced around EUR 299 (around $410) unlocked. From the W4 days we remember that the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255 chip at 1GHz and have a 3.6-inch WVGA display, five-megapixel camera with auto-focus and 8GB internal storage. The specs are those of any ...

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    The next generation of the Windows Phone operating system has been released to manufacturing and that means manufacturers are now hard at work at fitting the new OS on new hardware devices that we can expect to see released later this year. We've already seen a few tastes from Samsung, Acer, ZTE, and Toshiba-Fujitsu at WPC as well as a few other leaks. I'm guessing most of the new devices will have faster single-core processors as well as some dedicated graphics processing units. HTC's devices are expected to have 1.5Ghz Qualcomm MSM 8655 CPUs and screen sizes ranging from 3.8 to 4.7 ...

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    All the way back in November of last year, Acer showed off an Android smartphone with a large, oddly-shaped 4.8-inch 1024 x 480 display. Later on, the company officially launched the device, calling it the Iconia Smart. We were expecting the phone to have finally gone up for sale months ago, but it has yet to materialize. A recent update on Acer's German Facebook page now gives us a better idea for when it might actually show up, as well as what you could expect to pay for it. Acer Germany says that the Iconia Smart will be out sometime around the middle of September, and will sell for the ...

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    Compal Communications Chairman Ray Chen has announced today that the company has just signed a licensing agreement with Microsoft for the use of Windows Phone 7. Compal Communications is an original design manufacturer (ODM), typically a company that designs and manufactures a product which is specified and eventually branded by another firm for sale. In its Windows Phone ODM state, Compal Communications will be manufacturing Windows Phones for Nokia and Acer, which will start shipping in the last quarter of the year 2011. Acer recently became a new Windows Phone partner -- along with ...

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