After all the leakages we faced earlier in the week, Acer have officially unveiled the Acer Stream. As far as I am aware, this will be the companies first smartphone offering running Android 2.1 Eclair. Things have come a long way for Acer and the smartphone since this time last year.
Indeed, as we suspected, the Stream will run on a 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM. In terms of on-board storage, the Stream will pack a healthy 2GB but is expandable via the microSD card slot (presumably up to 32GB). The camera takes shots up to 5MP and will offer 720p HD video recording. In the modern day higher-end smartphones, 720p HD video recording usually means a HDMI [...]
Tech lifestyle blog shufflegazine have taken few snap shots at a recent press event held by Acer over in Beijing. As far as we are concerned, the highlight of the event has to be the unveiling of the company’s 7-inch Android tablet. This is especially sweet given that not so long ago Acer denied ever wanting to get involved in the tablet market, let along with Android at the helm.
Lanci, the Acer CEO, failed to let-loose any juicy specifications for us to get our claws into, however, he did hint at a fourth quarter launch. We’ll believe it when we see it. The only other thing that Shufflegazine are [...]
The Acer Liquid Stream comes courtesy of Phandroid, who spotted the device at Google I/O the other day. Well, Acer certainly look as though they are upping their game as the device has recently received FCC approval.
To start, the device is alleged to offer Android 2.1 which is rumored to evolve into 2.2 either by release or soon after. The core processor is a tastey Snapdragon and helps record 720p video via the 5 megapixel camera. There are whispers that this device could land in Europe this October, and because of the radio 850 / 1900MHz HSPA its quite possible that this puppy will crop up in the USA pretty soon too.
About this time last year we attended an Acer press launch in London, UK, detailing the companies intent to break into the mobile phone market. Since then, things have been pretty slow moving, but consistent. We have been keeping up to date on the Acer smarphone situation and announced back Decemeber 2009 when the Acer Liquid went on sale for the first time with Expansys. Now we can confirm that the Acer A1 Liquid will be available to the UK market from the high-street retailer, The Carphone Warehouse.
“We are committed to offering the widest range of the best smartphones to our customers and are excited to bring the Acer Liquid, one [...]
While we were covering the 2010 Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona last week, I had Russ Jefferies run over to the Acer booth to get some hands on time with the “new” Acer Liquid e. I use quotes around new because this device is basically a regular Liquid that got an OS update and some new colors. The video is below:
Similar to the FCC, Bluetooth Special Interest Group is a fountain of information regarding forthcoming devices and new gadgets. In this particular instance, we have picked up some healthy snippets of news concerning the E110 by Acer.
This device is alleged to run Android and offers a quadband GSM radio along with AT&T-friendly 850 / 1900 frequencies. It also has A-GPS for finding your way. There is not much more info to go off at the moment but consider this a taster before we scoop up the real dirt at MWC.
Here is what the Bluetooth SIG had to say on the matter:
E110 Handheld, Phone E110 is a 3G bar type Smart Handheld. This product support GSM Quad band ( [...]
Acer recently refreshed its Aspire One D250 netbook, replacing Windows XP with both Windows 7 and Android. Yes, that’s right, Android on a commercially available netbook. The D250 is a true dual boot solution, offering users the ability to boot into Windows 7 or Android during startup. A wonderful idea that, unfortunately, fails due to poor hardware design as the D250 lacks a touchscreen, a critical component that is necessary for Android to operate at its full potential. You can navigate the Android OS using your keyboard and mouse but it is not the same as using your fingers to make selections and interact with the OS. On a positive note, Android boots quickly on the D250 and [...]
According to French blog, Mobinaute, Acer France unofficially confirmed that the Acer Liquid A1 will be updated to Android 2.0 in March 2010. The blog also hints that the upgrade may activate multi-touch, a feature typically seen on European Android phones and not their American counterparts. No word on whether the currently underclocked processor on the Liquid A1 will be unchained and allowed to operate at its full 1GHz capacity. If Acer did the unthinkable and incorporated multi-touch and 1GHz of processing power into this Android 2.0 update, then the Liquid A1 would become one the top Android phones and a very worthy competitor to the [...]
If FCC approval is any indication, then AT&T may finally be launching some Android devices in 2010. Two hot new handsets, the Dell Mini 3ix and the Acer Liquid A1, have recently received the FCC rubber stamp of approval, with both handsets including support for AT&T’s special flavor of 3G. We knew Dell had plans to launch their Android-powered smartphone in the US, but the recent discovery of a NAM variant of the Acer is exciting. Remember that approval is just one step of many that a manufacturer must take prior to releasing a device, it is not a guarantee that a device will actually launch. Nonetheless, we are keeping our [...]
When Aymar de Lencquesaing, head of Acer’s mobile phone division, said last month that Acer will be offering a “much more balanced” portfolio in 2010, most people understood that statement to mean that Acer would be releasing a few additional Android handsets, perhaps as many as 4 to 5 in 2010. We are happy to report that this original estimate was a gross miscalculation. Acer confirmed on Thursday that it has up to six Android handsets on the table for release in the first half of 2010. The handsets will be broken down into three price levels (high-, mid-, and entry level) and will include both consumer oriented and business focused [...]