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In the Tablet Space, Size Definitely Matters
September 3, 2013 | 10:50 am

tabletAfter the triumph of the generic 7-inch tablet as everyone's favorite cheap digital companion, we now are seeing manufacturers, and especially Android OEMs, pushing in the opposite direction, with ever larger devices. Samsung, virtual creator of the phablet category with its Galaxy Note devices, is now upping the ante even further with reports of a huge Galaxy Note 12.2 device, larger than most actual tablets. Acer, meanwhile, as reported on Slashgear, has just announced in time for the IFA Consumer Electronics show in Berlin an even huger 24-inch all-in-one Android desktop, the DA241HL, running on a NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, the same...

Acer Iconia W3 Tablet Now Available for Pre-Orders via Amazon and Staples
June 10, 2013 | 11:00 pm

Acer Iconia W3The world’s first ever Windows 8-powered tablet to sport an 8-inch display has been the star of numerous “leaks” over the past couple of months, plus one or two (more or less) official intros, but it’s only now available for pre-orders. The name is W3, Acer Iconia W3, and Amazon and Staples are the first online retailers to (promise to) ship it. Both sellers have the 8-incher listed at $379.99, but for now you’ll probably be more inclined to deal with Staples, as shipping is said to only take between one and seven business days. Meanwhile, Amazon vows to deliver the W3 in no less than three weeks, which is not exactly an eternity,...

Acer Debuts Industry’s First 8-Inch Windows 8 Tablet
June 8, 2013 | 3:08 pm

Acer IconiaAcer just unveiled the Acer Iconia W3, the industry’s first full-featured 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8, bringing entertainment and full PC capabilities into a single hand. To sweeten the deal, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 is pre-installed at no additional expense. The Iconia W3 design is compact enough to use comfortably in one hand while having a screen large enough for entertainment and desktop applications. The slim and sleek device weighs only 1.10 pounds and measures only 0.45 inches thin, making it easy to take anywhere. “With the Iconia W3, Acer is giving those who create, read, work and play in the Windows...

Acer Unveils Iconia A1 Tablet, an Excellent iPad mini Alternate
May 4, 2013 | 6:00 pm

Iconia A1 TabletA few days ago we caught a few leaked images of Acer’s updated mini tablet, the Iconia A1. A next-generation of Acer's Iconia B1, the “One-Handed” device features a brilliant 7.9-inch IPS display, arguably better specs, and clearly a better price-point than Apple’s latest iPad mini. If you’re in the market for an ultra-portable slate, this should be on your list of items to scout, especially now with official pricing and availability information announced. Specs-wise, our report from the other day was majorly on-point. Acer‘s Iconia A1 (A1-810) will pack a quad-core 1.7GHz MediaTek processor, an advertised seven-hour battery life, micro-HDMI input, a microSD card...

Acer Iconia B1 7-Inch Tablet Already Available In The UK for £99
January 30, 2013 | 11:37 am

  By Adrian Diaconescu Now that was fast. Acer unveiled the Iconia B1 tablet a few weeks ago at CES and said it’ll go on sale “soon,” which usually means anything but that, but the 7-incher is in fact up for grabs already. Well, it’s only available in the UK for now, but you know what they say – today in England, tomorrow all around the world. As expected, the tab’s number one selling point is the pricing. Tech-savvy blokes in GB looking to save up a buck before Valentine’s are therefore only asked to shell out £99 ($156). That’ll get you a surprisingly snappy slate with...

Acer Plans to Launch $99 Tablet
December 26, 2012 | 5:08 pm

  Acer is planning to launch an Android tablet priced around US$99 early next year,  a person with direct knowledge of the project said. The world's fourth-largest PC maker by shipments hopes to be the first big-brand company to launch a tablet priced to jostle with Chinese white-box tablet makers for consumers in developing countries. At seven inches with a 1024 x 600 resolution screen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the so-called Iconia B1 tablet will have somewhat similar specs to Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Color.  But Acer plans to undercut those best-selling tablets’ US$139 price tag by offering the Iconia B1...

New HTC, Acer touchscreen designs on the horizon
September 16, 2010 | 11:15 am

htc-shift Liliputing reports a Digitimes rumor of a possible Android tablet from HTC planned to come out during the first quarter of 2011. HTC is one of the more popular smartphone makers, and has the expertise necessary to come out with a tablet. (They’ve previously released tablets, such as the HTC Shift pictured at left, that ran on Windows.) However, any information that could make such a tablet stand out from the raft of competitors seems to be lacking. (Though Liliputing did get wind of a rumored dual-screen device design from HTC earlier this year.) And speaking of dual-screened...

Acer shows 7 inch tablet and 6 inch LumiRead ereader
May 27, 2010 | 9:19 am

acer-lumiread.jpgThat's according to besttabletreview. The tablet was demoed in Beijing and runs the Android OS. In addition, Acer announced, but did not show, a new ereader which is supposed to launch in Q3 of this year. This is a reversal of Acer's announced policy of not getting into the tablet market. From the article: Looking like a Frankenstein’s Monster mix of a Kindle QWERTY keyboard sewn onto a 6-inch E-Ink screen, the LumiRead also has 2GB of storage, microSD card slot, 3G, WiFi, can play music and is hooked up to the Barnes & Noble eBookstore in the U.S.,...

Prices for “Oprah” are all over the lot – from $9.99 to $30
April 13, 2010 | 11:55 am

oprah.jpegI just got an email from Kobo about the new Kitty Kelly Oprah biography. They are selling it for $9.99. This peaked my interest and so I did a bit of a search to find out what other stores are selling it for. Here's what I found: Kobo: $9.99 Amazon: $13.50 Diesel Ebooks: $28.95/ePub, $25.05/Mobi Sony Reader Store: $13.50 Books On Board: $30 Fictionwise: not listed Caveat Emptor! ...

Acer halts their ereader program
February 23, 2010 | 7:28 am

acer.jpgAcer has decide to halt their ereader program and are "studying the feasibility of a successful business model and a total product solution. They say that the ereader market is still small and the business model is not clear. Their 6" ereader which was supposed to launch in June will now be delayed, or perhaps scrapped. More info here....

Acer won’t compete with iPad – iTunes and App store are too strong in the market
February 1, 2010 | 9:56 am

acer.jpgAcer is a major computer manufacturer and their President, Scott LIn, has said that they just can't compete with the iPad because: The strength of the iPad, Lin said, will lie in its connectivity to iTunes and the App Store, which now offers more than 140,000 software choices. "Historically, closed platforms are typically limited in terms of scale and are confined to niche markets," the report said. "Apple has built is business out of carving its own niche, which means that while Apple could see success with devices like the iPad, other players are unlikely to be able to replicate its result...

Acer plans e-book reader, app store
January 26, 2010 | 3:08 am

image It is easy to confuse Asus and Acer. The names both have four letters and sound very similar, and they both even make similar-looking netbooks. Hence, when I saw this story, at first I thought we had already covered it. However, it turns out Acer and Asus have gained yet another point of similarity. We covered Asus’s planned foray into the e-book reader market—but not to be outdone, Acer is planning one as well. Bloomberg has the details. Acer is planning a “low-cost or free” Android-based app store, for use with its netbooks and smartphones running Google’s...