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Acer says Jelly Bean updates are coming for several tablets, no names and dates mentioned just yet

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With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out for a while now, it’s only natural to expect the market’s major players to announce their upgrading plans. And while the first such signals have been quite shy, with only HTC and Asus making their voices heard, the past week or so has been much more spirited. Sony let us down by announcing that 2011 Xperia phones won’t be getting JB, while Toshiba and surprisingly Intel raised our spirits by making opposite announcements. Samsung is yet to unveil its Android 4.1 plans, but rumors state that their JB upgrades for the Galaxy S3 and…

Acer Iconia Tab A700 starts shipping in the US, only silver model available for now

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Just 10 days after putting it up for pre-order, Acer has already started shipping the new 10-inch Iconia Tab A700. The quad-core tablet looks pretty awesome on paper and comes with one of the best quality-price ratios we’ve seen in a while, so you should hurry up and buy it if you fancy an Android-based slate with a lot of oomph and the best possible display around. The Iconia Tab A700 is not exactly a visually impressive tablet, as its design is identical to the one of Acer’s A510. If, however, you’ll look past the appearance and into the gadget’s…

Acer Iconia Tab A700 up for pre-order: Tegra 3, ICS, and 1920 x 1200 pix res screen for just $450

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It might have not come up with an iPad killer (yet), and it hasn’t been chosen by Google to help out on the Nexus Tablet, but Acer is known around the block for building some pretty capable and affordable Android-based slates. The Iconia Tab A700 is the most recent such product to be unveiled by Acer, and, while it’s not exactly spectacular, it looks like it could really make an impression with its “bang for the buck”. Set to cost $449.99, the A700 comes with a truly impressive 10.1-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen that boasts a 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution…

Computex 2012: Acer Iconia Tab A700 hands-on video

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The Acer Iconia Tab A700 is Acer’s latest attempt at producing a high-end Android tablet. The A700 shows an improved manufacturing effort on the part of the Taiwanese company and is definitely a contender for top spot as the best Android tablet this year. As a quick recap, here are the specifications of the device: 10.1″ LCD display 1920×1200 resolution Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor 1GB RAM 16/32/64 GB internal storage, expandable via microSD 5MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera Android 4.0 out of the box 9,800 mAH Below, is a hands-on video of the Acer Inconia Tab A700…

Acer Iconia Tab A510 and A511 delayed by “faulty component”, A700 not affected

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It looks like the Acer Iconia Tab A510 and the A511 have been hit by a shipment delay. According to posts on Acer Germany’s Facebook page, the delay in delivery is due to a certain faulty component for the two tablets. While Acer didn’t specify when fresh batches of the Iconia Tab A510 and A511 will be shipped out, the company did mention that owners of the two tablets need not worry about the quality of the tablets that have already been sold, as they’re not affected by said faulty component. For US folks who want to try out Acer’s quad-core…

Best Android Tablets vs New iPad

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Modern tablets offer genuine visual delight. The crisp images, vivid colors, and luscious contrasts make us forget that we are staring at a screen, opening up a universe of images and motion that we can control with a simple swipe. All this eye-candy is made possible by complex technologies that most of us barely understand. Luckily, we don’t need to understand them – we can just enjoy our high resolution tablets without worrying about OLEDs, sub-pixels, or in-plane switching. High and ultra-high resolution tablets are all the rage this year. On March 7 Apple announced the next generation of the…

Target Price for Iconia Tab A700 Unveiled

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After exciting many of the attendees of the CES 2012 held earlier this month, Acer has finally made the Iconia Tab A700 official—complete with a target price of €549 or around $720 for the 16GB model;  €649 for the 32GB; and €749 or around $1000 for the 64GB model. The prices were unveiled during a press event held in Hamburg. However, since these are just target prices, Acer has not made any official promise to either increase or decrease these prices. The release date is slated for Q2 of 2012. Features of the Tab A700 include a 1080p resolution, Tegra-3…