Undoubtedly gaining market share fast, Android will likely overtake its other competitors soon, especially Apple’s iOS platform. This is a belief and expectation that many people share–especially Acer.
Speaking to Chinese newspaper United Daily News, Acer founder Stan Shih said that Android would soon prevail over iOS (Apple’s mobile platform). The Apple iPhone, which runs iOS, is one of the most popular devices both in the U.S. and elsewhere. However, Android has started to eat into market shares that iOS used to hold. Shih expects that Apple would soon lose this intense battle of operating systems [...]
Acer America announced today that the “4G”-enabled model of the Acer Iconia Tab A500 will be available to U.S. customers through retail and channel partners starting this September 18. The tablet carries radios compatible with AT&T’s HSPA+ network. Acer has announced that the AT&T variant will be called the Acer Iconia Tab A501.
Acer’s press release mentions a suggested retail price of US$500 (for the 16-GB model and USD$550 for the 32-GB model) for the Honeycomb tablet. However, Engadget reports that AT&T will only be selling the 16-GB model for US$330 with two-year contract or US$480 with no contract.
Apart from HSPA+ connectivity, [...]
It’s been quite a while since the Acer Iconia A500 was released but despite this, the tablet itself is still a great piece of work. If you’re ever in the market for a cheap Android tablet, the Iconia is sure to be a good solid choice.It’s even better now that the tablet has started receiving the update to Android 3.2.
Initial reports have pinpointed the rollout to have started in Poland, with over-the-air updates continuing to other parts of the world soon after. The latest update brings with it several features with the primary one being app scaling, which allows apps primarily designed for mobile phones to be scaled properly to fit tablet-sized [...]
Google made Android 3.0, better known as Honeycomb, especially for tablets and slates and takes full advantage of its larger screens and more powerful chipsets. While many of the current Honeycomb tablets are of the larger 10-inch variety, Acer has bucked the trend by releasing the first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet. The Iconia Tab A100 just landed on store shelves this weekend. It’s been delayed a few times but it’s finally here folks.
So what does the A100 bring to the table other than the small form factor and Honeycomb? Well, the A100 is packing nVidia’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor, the CPU of the moment, and 1GB of RAM. [...]
Juicy news has trickled from the grapevine that will definitely excite the enthusiasm of the tablet-inclined. The word’s out Acer are mass-producing a new line of Android tablets for a July release. That’s barely two months away and the choice of using Intel processors is what makes this item so alluring. Important note: Pictured above isn’t the much-talked about Acer tablet, but a representation in lieu of photographic evidence.
Contrary to what Paul Otellini may say about Android being “chaotic”, this Intel/Android mash up is being construed as an effort by the chipmaker to establish a beachhead in the tablet [...]
Today in New York City, Acer held a press event for a range of devices they plan to release in the near future and into next year. There are a couple of interesting tablets to mention, the first of which is a 10.1-inch Android tablet based on a 1GHz processor with Flash 10.1. From studying the picture, it does not appear as though this device is running Google’s ‘tablet friendly’ version of Android yet. Nonetheless, the device will include HDMI output (720p), 1280 x 800 resolution, Acer UI 4.5 and a 5MP rear-facing camera. According to this slide here, there is also a HD front facing camera too. The [...]
It feels like only yesterday that we attended Acer’s press event in London announcing groundbreaking news for the company. This was around the time that Acer ventured into the smartphone market, and back then it was all about Windows Mobile. So, how have times changed? The Acer Stream is a testament to Acer’s ability to adapt and listen to a market in which it is ultimately a very young contender. Acer now have a number of Android based devices that are exciting and even somewhat innovative. This review of the Acer Stream focuses on the core aspects of the device but considers them with respect to what else is available [...]
Acer have officially released their press statement for the Liquid Metal mobile phone today. This device appears to be another step in the right direction for Acer, playing on their strengths and ability to bring top-end features into a usable device. The mobile phone market is a new area for the company but things are slowly picking up pace for the Taiwan-based international computer company. The full press release is included after the jump, but some of the highlights of the phone are discussed next.
The device offers a 3.6-inch display, LED notifications for missed calls and a top-notch build quality including a stainless [...]
The Acer Liquid Metal S120 has seen the FCC and all is well. The device is rumored to offer a healthy yet conservative 3.6-inch 800 x 480 resolution touch-screen display. The device will run on a 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230-1 supporting GSM/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA Band II and V. This suggests that we will see it land with AT&T sometime in the near future. The whole thing is housed in a aluminum chassis and will pack 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and Android 2.2 Froyo.
Apparently the UK shall see this device this month so North America should not be far behind. Check out a spec-sheet after the jump, courtesy of the [...]
This device sports four bright colors and is coming to the UK starting at £250 (around $400). Acer have decided to pack this device with Windows 7 and Android, so you can dual boot easily to the robot friendly OS.
The device itself offers an Atom N550 processor (dual core) or Atom N450 single-core, along with a 10.1-inch LED backlit display (16:9 aspect ratio). We can expect WiFi, Bluetooth and the option for 3G should the consumer feel so inclined. Furthermore, the netbook will come with a 250GB hard drive and will start weight at around 2.8 pounds.
It does not appear as though there is a touch-screen on this device, which [...]