With a 10.1-inch display, the Tegra 2-powered Acer Iconia Tab A500 in WiFi-only edition may prove to be a worthy and more affordable alternative to Motorola’s WiFi Xoom tablet sporting Google’s Honeycomb operating system. The Iconia Tab is now available for pre-order through Best Buy in the United States and will go on sale come […]
Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci has resigned effective immediately apparently over differences with Acers’s board over the future directions of the company. Chairman J.T. Wang will take the CEO spot. The press release mentions some interesting phrases like “invest cautiously” and different views on “scale, growth, customer value creation, brand position enhancement, and on resource allocation […]
In addition to HTC bringing a 10-inch slate and the HP webOS TouchPad pricing leak, it looks like a slew of tablets will be getting released this summer for under $500 from Acer and Toshiba, according to a leaked document obtained by PreCentral. In April, Acer will release a 7-inch Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet with […]
At Mobile World Congress, Acer debuted its Iconia Smart smartphone, which is powered by the Android operating system. The company is marketing is 4.8-inch screen–just shy of the 5-inch screen on the Dell Streak 5 for AT&T–as “100% smartphone, 100% tablet,” suggesting that the hybrid device employs a compact enough form factor to be utilized […]
This always happens. An employee of a company makes a statement. Sites like GBM pick it up and report it. Then it gets denied by the company. Sometimes it gets denied by the company because it’s not true and the employee was talking out of turn. Sometimes it gets denied because the company just isn’t […]
Acer today announced at CES that its ICONIA Tab A500 will be a 4G LTE tablet that will debut on Verizon Wireless’s nascent 4G network. The gaming and mobile-centric 10.1-inch slate will run Android OS and have a user interface layer on top called Acer UI 4.5. It will support HD playback and comes with […]
Engadget has put up three leaked videos of Acer’s 10-inch Android Tablet. Ever wonder why companies go to great lengths to keep these things hidden from view. Check out the video and you’ll see that sometimes the touch is a bit touchy, but I’m guessing most of the stuff here is Beta. That said, the […]
At a press event in New York, it looks like in addition to the recently announced Acer Windows tablet, the company is also announcing an Android smartphone-tablet hybrid, much in the same category as the 5-inch Dell Streak. The Acer version measures in at 4.8-inch for the display, and the company is calling it “100% […]
Following LG’s sales of the E-Note, Acer has gone ahead to announce its own 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet that will be powered by AMD and will be shipping in February complete with WiFi and 3G for ubiquitous connectivity. The Windows 7 tablet from Acer will be shipping in February for an undisclosed price at this […]
No surprise that Acer is trying to edge its way into the Tablet/Slate game. The only question was when. Well, that’s not the only question, but it is the only one answered today. Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci is saying that November 22 is the launch date with prices between $299 to $699. The first question […]
Acer had declared that they weren’t focusing on the Tablet/Slate craze. Well, that apparently didn’t last. Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci was recently seen showing off a 7″ Android Tablet in Beijing. From the picture, I’d have to agree with Engadget that it looks like it follows the Amazon Kindle form factor of having a screen […]
Google announced Chrome OS, their web-centric operating system, almost a year ago and we’re still waiting for it. Well, the wait isn’t quite over yet, but it’s shortening: VentureBeat reports a couple of Acer products running Chrome OS will be unveiled at Computex. But what kind of products will they be?
Yahoo News is reporting that Acer is getting ready to roll out a series of Mobile Internet Devices (MID) by the end of May. Except for saying that the devices will feature version 4.0 of Acer’s Shell User Interface and that the devices will feature 3G connectivity and be able to share data, Acer wasn’t […]
Word out of Engadget is the Acer Aspire Timeline 1820PT convertible tablet will be priced at 599 Euros. They’re guessing that means it’ll be priced at $599 in the States. Sounds about right, especially since one of our forum members, Elmstrom, already found it priced on Play.com for £599.99 recommended retail.
Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin stated straight out he has no plans to go head-on against the iPad based on the strength of its music and app stores. Kudos to Lin for understanding the game. Going against the iPad doesn’t just mean competing against the device. It also means going against its ecosystem, same problem […]