How The Iconia Tab A500 Almost Replaced My Point and Shoot

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As I test the Acer Iconia Tab A500, I was surprised at how much I liked using the tablet as a camera because of the built-in app and the large screen. While the quality of the images is less than stellar, the experience of taking pictures on a large screen is surprisingly good. If Acer […]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 First Impressions (Video)

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I just got ahold of an Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablet running Android’s Honeycomb 3.0 operating system. If you already own an Android smartphone, want a tablet that supports external storage, doesn’t need a dongle to connect to a HDTV or perhaps just like the open nature of the Android marketplace; the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is worth […]

Acer Iconia Tab W500 Hands On

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The Acer Iconia Tab W500 is an affordable Windows tablet that brings back memories of Tablet PCs of yesteryear. At just $549, this Windows tablet is in the same price range as its iOS and Android counterparts. Rob Bushway, the co-founder of GottaBeMobile, got his hands on an Acer Iconia TabW500 and posted a review […]

Acer’s 7-Inch Honeycomb Slate Gets FCC Blessing, Release Coming Soon?

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The Acer Iconia Tab A100, which was reported earlier as being delayed, has been seen passing through the FCC for regulatory approval with a WiFi radio. The device features a 7-inch 1024 X 600 resolution, which was speculated as the reason behind its original delay as it was noted that some Honeycomb apps built for […]

Hot Notebooks and Laptops From May 2011 [Notebook Reviews]

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May is over and we are spilling into the dog days of June, but we wanted to highlight a collection of notebook reviews from May that will help you find the best notebook or laptop for your summer and back to school purchases. In May we reviewed 7 notebooks and a collection of popular notebook accessories which […]

Acer’s Delayed Iconia Smart Makes Appearance at Computex

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The Acer Iconia Smart Android smartphone is another smartphone, like the Dell Streak 5-inch, that straddles two different form factors and could be used a tablet or a smartphone. With a 4.8-inch display of a unique aspect ratio for the Android device, Acer is calling it ‘100 percent phone’ and also at the same time […]

Acer Shows Off Mango-Powered Windows Phone 7 W4

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Acer is showing off the W4 Windows Phone 7 hardware at the Computex trade show. The device is said to be pre-loaded with the latest Windows Phone 7 Mango update, and would come in two variants with one variant supporting AT&T’s U.S. 3G bands. Here are some specs for the device: 3.6-inch WVGA Capacitive screen, Screen […]

Acer Iconia M500 to Sport MeeGo OS, Intel Atom

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At Computex, Acer announced an Iconia Tab M500 tablet that will run on the MeeGo operating system, which was co-developed by Intel and Nokia, and will also sport the Intel Atom-based Moorestown processor. The device is similar in appearance to the Android-powered A500 tablet with a 10-inch display bearing a 1,280 X 800 resolution. The […]

Is Honeycomb to Blame for Stagnant Android 7-Inch Slate Development?

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In what could be the Maginot line of screen sizes, Android 3.0 Honeycomb may mark the distinction between 7-inch and smaller tablets versus tablets of 8-inch and larger. The latest victim to fall outside of the safety of Honeycomb’s Maginot line may be Acer, whose 7-inch Iconia A100 tablet is reported to be delayed until […]

Acer to Introduce New Intel-Powered Android Honeycomb Tablet at Computex?

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While Asus is teasing its own phone-pad hybrid, rival Acer may be releasing an Intel Atom-based tablet running the Android Honeycomb platform at Computex next week. The tablet would bear a 10-inch form factor and would utilize Intel’s Oak Trail chips, which is based on the Atom processor line. Acer would be among the first […]

Rumor: Microsoft to Unveil Nine Windows Phones Tomorrow

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While all of the talk about Microsoft’s event tomorrow in New York City might be about Windows Phone 7.5 and the supposed 500 new features coming along with it, the company might also be planning a big hardware unveil with WMPowerUser reporting that Redmond might unveil as many as nine Windows Phone 7 devices at […]

Details on Chromebook Subscriptions Becoming Clearer

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Yesterday’s Google announcement about Chromebooks still looks like a game changer this morning. Even with more to learn about what this will mean I think that will still hold but some questions are emerging even as we pick up more info. Details about the Chromebook pricing are becoming clearer. Engadget has a report on some […]

Google I/O 2011 Day Two Announcement Roundup

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The second day of Google I/O at the Moscone Center in San Francisco was a departure from the Android-centric day that took place yesterday. Today, Google’s focus was on Chrome. Chrome the operating system and Chrome the browser. And what conference wouldn’t be complete without some sort of Angry Birds announcement. Below, you’ll find the […]

Google Chromebooks with Chrome OS Launching June 15th

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Today at the second day of Google I/O, Google announced two models of Chrome OS powered Chromebooks made by Samsung and Acer, which will be available to consumers around the world starting June 15th. The announcement is the culmination of the CR-48 pilot program that was launched last year at Google’s Chrome OS event in […]

Weekly Wrapup: Notebook, Tablet and Smartphone News (May 6th)

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It’s been a whirlwind week for smartphones and tablets. In case you missed the news and reviews, we have a collection of the hottest news of the week. We also have our top picks for notebook news and reviews to give you some afternoon reading. Smartphone and Tablet News for the week of May 6th The […]

Acer Iconia Tab A100 Won’t Come to U.S. Until Q3

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The 7-inch Acer Iconia tab won’t be arriving in the U.S. until the third quarter of this year, according to Acer’s U.S. public relations department. Though the tablet has been available for pre-order in Europe, news that the slate would trail its European launch date was first reported on This is my next. The A100 […]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Now Available Through Best Buy

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The Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android 3.0 Honeycomb is now available through retailer Best Buy in the U.S. for the price of $450, making it one of the more affordable Honeycomb tablets on the market today. The dual-core Tegra 2-powered slate is cheaper than the $600 price tag of the WiFi-only Motorola Xoom; however, unlike […]

Acer to Focus on Mobile with Touch Business Group

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Acer, still trying to develop its mobile strategy as it expects its PC shipments to decline due to the emerging and competitive tablet and mobile market, has formed the Acer Touch Business Group to tackle the challenges of mobility. Acer Touch BG will be headed by Acer corporate president Jim Wong and Simon Hwuang, head […]