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Monday, December 5, 2011

Acer ICONIA TAB A200 Now Available: Somewhere

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Acer Iconia" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.netbooknews.com/40795/ac...ially-launched/

"Acer has officially launched a their new 10.1 inch Android tablet the Acer ICONIA TAB A200 which will be running Nvidia’s Tegra 2 dual core platform. Initially, the tablet will ship with Honeycomb but will quickly be upgraded in January to Android 4.0. According to the press release shipments of the tablet started in November to select countries and these tablets will be running Android 3.2."

Several component refreshes distinguish the latest tablet effort from Acer. Specs are good, especially for multimedia - hopefully potential buyers will be able to see (or even find) this tablet over the holidays. Featuring Acer's Ring interface, the A200 ships with Android 3.2 today, with V4.0 promised for January 2012. Acer promises a "very affordable price." Availability is yet-to-be-determined.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Acer Iconia A500 Review: Better Alternatives Available

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Acer Iconia" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4454/...iconia-tab-a500

"Next in our series of Honeycomb tablet reviews is the Acer Iconia Tab A500. The A500 was the second Honeycomb tablet to go on sale, and is one of four on the market at present, all of which are very similar. They share basic specs—10.1” 1280x800 displays, NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 underhood, 1GB LPDDR2 RAM, 16-64GB onboard NAND, front and rear facing cameras with HD video capture, basic wireless connectivity options, and stock versions of Android 3.0/3.1 Honeycomb (albeit with different preloaded software packages)."

A telling comment is that the reviewer liked the A500 better when he read about it than when he actually had one in his hands to review. Cheaply designed and cheaply manufactured, the A500 is good for a bargain price of $379 (where it has sometimes sold at MacMall's eBay store), but the alternatives are better. His recommendation is to wait for the next generation of hardware to appear, or, if you can't wait, to look for an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, if you can find one.


Monday, April 18, 2011

First Impressions: Acer Iconia Tab A500

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 09:30 PM

http://blog.laptopmag.com/four-thin...iconia-tab-a500

"Acer’s Honeycomb Android tablet, the Iconia Tab A500, just blew into our labs and we’re already putting it through (sic) it’s paces for the full review. However, we thought we’d offer some first impressions of the design and features."

A quick peek at another Honeycomb tablet, this time from Acer, who have had some success at small netbook computers and laptops. But does this success translate to tablets? At first glance I'd say yes. Well constructed, the Iconia has a full complement of ports, including USB, and the Honeycomb software performs well on the included apps. Even the speakers sound good on the video, and getting content to the tablet seems pretty easy using clear.fi. I wasn't impressed with their "cubby holes" metaphor to group apps, but this could be comfortable for new users. Acer has done a little UI customization, so the system is a little less "bare bones" than the Motorola Xoom. Information of pricing and availability wasn't provided. If you have a choice between a Xoom and an Iconia, what would you buy?


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Acer And CherryPal Think This Tablet Fad Just Might Stick Around

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 02:00 PM

This week we began to hear news of still more Android tablets set to enter the market this year. Acer has announced plans to launch 7 and 10-inch tablets by mid year. Both devices will run on Intel's new Sandy Bridge processors and Google's Android operating system. The big surprise here is that Acer planes to phase out netbooks and move firmly into the tablet market. This is quite the shock coming from the king of netbooks.

In related news CherryPal, makers of one of last years sub $200 Android tablets has seriously stepped up their game. The current buzz is that CherryPal will be launching a new 7-inch Android tablet with a 1 GHz CPU, high resolution capacitive screen, HDMI port, and WiFi/GSM radios for connectivity. Along with GPS, Bluetooth and front/rear cameras this device might be worth your bucks this round.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Acer Slates Coming in Windows and Android Flavours

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 02:00 PM

http://blog.laptopmag.com/acer-unve...1#axzz167pko5Ej

"It looks like the tablet gold rush has another big prospector coming into town. At its global press event today in New York, Acer announced that it is launching three new consumer slates in 2011. Two of the slates, a 7-inch and a 10-inch will have the next version Android and arrive in April 2011, but are dependent on the release of Google’s next major update to its OS. Another 10-incher will have Windows 7 and arrive in February 2011."

With all these companies releasing tablets, you would think that they are a hot commodity. Truthfully, I am surprised that a lot of these announcements are coming out now and for release dates marked for next year. The holiday season is right upon us, and missing out on this critical time means that come February, a lot of people will already be brandishing their 10" silvery black toys and not be interested in whatever anyone else is offering, no matter how good, powerful or slick it might be. The Android versions will face even longer delays, most likely owing to the extra resolution these tablets offer.


Acer's 4.8-inch "Nameless" Smartphone (Tablet)

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Android News" @ 12:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/23/...x480-screen-re/

"Acer may be calling this "100 percent smartphone. 100 percent tablet," but something just doesn't add up there. That being said, we have to agree that a 1024x480 screen resolution on a 4.8-inch smartphone is downright drool-worthy. Clocking in at just a smidgen smaller than Dell's Streak, this here phone (no finalized name has been bestowed quite yet) was just revealed at Acer's Global press event in New York City."

Slightly smaller than the Dell Streak, Acer's newest curved-back Android offering sports a full metal body, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 2mp front-facing camera, 8mp rear camera with LED flash, 720p video recording, and an odd 21:9 aspect ratio. No information on phone capabilities, and no pricing information, but availability is listed at April 2011 - everywhere. Interested?


Monday, October 25, 2010

Acer Liquid Metal Now With AT&T 3G: Not So Liquid, Oh So Metal

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 08:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/25/...n-atandt-bands/

Well, look what just strolled through the FCC. It's that all aluminium, all Android Acer Liquid Metal S120. Sporting a 3.6 inch 800x480 screen, an 800MHz Qualcomm CPU and... wait a minute, what is that? Why yes, it also includes the proper 3G bands for use on AT&T's network. No clue if this means we will see this, oh so sexy, device in AT&T stores or if we will be lucky enough to be able to purchase it strait through Acer and avoid all that carrier crapware. Either way, this is one nice looking device. I'll be very happy to see it arrive state-side. Does the Liquid Metal tickle anyone's fancy?


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Acer Launches Ferrari Phone in India

Posted by Tony Rylow in "Android News" @ 07:30 AM

http://androidos.in/2010/09/acer-la...dition-in-india

"Acer has announced Liquid E - Ferrari Special edition for Indian market. The smartphone runs Android2.1, with 3.5 inch touchscreen, 5 MP camera, Snapdragon 8250 Processor, and several other standard features."

This is a cool looking phone, and I hope Acer decides to release this in the US. Or at least give us access to the Ferrari ringtones. Acer has not released pricing or availability information.

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