Cheap Acer Iconia One 7 and Acer Iconia Tab 7 tablets unveiled
Apr30

Cheap Acer Iconia One 7 and Acer Iconia Tab 7 tablets unveiled

Today Acer announced a couple of new tablets, namely the Iconia One 7 and the Iconia Tab 7. The former of those is the tablet that we know as the leaked Acer B1-730, the successor to the B1-720 that strangely isn’t actually that old – it only got unveiled in January. Perhaps Acer is trying to send us the message that the mobile world moves fast. Or something like that. Anyway, the new Iconia One 7 is better than its...

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Intel-powered cheap Acer Iconia B1-730 tablet coming soon
Apr26

Intel-powered cheap Acer Iconia B1-730 tablet coming soon

Acer currently has a couple of affordable tablets that it announced in January – the A1-830 and the B1-720. The latter is apparently getting a beefed-up version very soon, even though it’s only been official for three months or so. Still, we can’t call the Iconia B1-730 a successor to the 720, since we assume both will be sold at the same time (though maybe not in the same markets). The new Acer B1-730 tablet may be...

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Acer Liquid E3 now available in the UK, exclusive to Three
Apr25

Acer Liquid E3 now available in the UK, exclusive to Three

The Liquid E3 that Acer announced back in February is now up for grabs in the UK, though it’s apparently an exclusive to Three. It’s unclear how long this situation will last, but it is what it is for now. So if you want an affordable handset that packs some decent specs, don’t mind it being made by Acer, and don’t mind having Three as your operator of choice, here’s what you need to know. You can get the...

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Acer announces affordable Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4
Feb20

Acer announces affordable Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4

Today Acer has taken the wraps off of two new Android-powered smartphones. Like most of this company’s past offerings, they aren’t high-end, rather going for the affordable side of the market. The Liquid Z4 (seen below) comes with a 4-inch touchscreen (resolution isn’t mentioned, but at that size and price range it’s got to be 480×800), a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 4 GB...

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Acer Tab 7 launches in China for just $99
Jan13

Acer Tab 7 launches in China for just $99

Acer isn’t one to shy away from cheap Android devices, in fact the company is pretty much only known in the mobile world for its budget offerings. So it’s no surprise then that it has brought out yet another such device, the Tab 7. As is obvious, we’re dealing with a 7-inch Android tablet here, though one that for now seems limited to China, where it’s been listed by JD.com, but is currently sold out. The...

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Acer announces the affordable 5″ Liquid Z5 smartphone alongside new Iconia A1 and B1 tablets
Jan03

Acer announces the affordable 5″ Liquid Z5 smartphone alongside new Iconia A1 and B1 tablets

CES is only a few days away, and already some companies have started sending out press releases announcing what they’ll showcase at the well known trade show. Take Acer, for example. It’s outed one new smartphone and two new tablets so far. The handset is the Liquid Z5, and it comes with a 5-inch 480×854 touchscreen, a 5 MP BSI rear camera, a VGA front camera, a 1.3 GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor, 512 MB of...

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Asus and Acer may be thinking about a merger
Sep20

Asus and Acer may be thinking about a merger

Microsoft bought Nokia, so what’s next in the mobile world? Well, Acer and Asus could merge. The two Taiwanese companies (referred to as ‘double A’ by Asian press) are now more open than ever to a possible merger between them. Asus Chairman Johnny Shih yesterday responded to a question about a possible merger by saying that while the industry is in a transition period, people should keep “an open mind”...

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Acer co-founder: Wintel camp will fail, because Microsoft and Intel keep all profits to themselves
Sep10

Acer co-founder: Wintel camp will fail, because Microsoft and Intel keep all profits to themselves

Acer must be really pissed at Microsoft lately. At least that’s the impression from various  public statements Acer top executives give. It all started last year, when Microsoft announced their Surface RT tablet. Commenting on it, other Windows OEMs stuck to diplomatic platitudes about what a great partner Microsoft is, and confidence in own products. Not Acer, though, who’s CEO J.T. Wang called Surface a mistake and even told...

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New Acer Liquid S2 and Iconia A3 with Android Jelly Bean announced
Sep02

New Acer Liquid S2 and Iconia A3 with Android Jelly Bean announced

Today, just prior to IFA 2013, Taiwan’s Acer has officially revealed a new Android smartphone, as well as a new Android tablet. The smartphone is the Acer Liquid S2, which comes only a few months after the Liquid S1 was announced. Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the Liquid S2 is presented as the first handset with 4K Ultra HD recording capability (that should mean 3840 x 2160 pixels). The rear camera responsible for this is a 13MP one...

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Acer Liquid E2 now available at Three UK, LG Optimus L1 II coming soon
Aug13

Acer Liquid E2 now available at Three UK, LG Optimus L1 II coming soon

The Acer Liquid E2 is now available for purchase in the UK, if you don’t mind having Three as your operator of choice. This smartphone was announced back in April and like all other Acer handsets before it, it comes with an affordable price tag, decent specs, and a rather eye-catching design. The Liquid E2 is a key part of Acer strategy that should help it sell 2 million smartphones this year. The device comes with a 4.5-inch...

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