Acer unveils the DA241HL All-in-One Android desktop with 24-inch full HD display


Following the Iconia A3 tablet and Liquid S2, Acer has one more trick up its sleeve. How about a 24-inch All-in-One (AiO) Android desktop? That is exactly what the DA241HL is. It packs a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and Android 4.2.2. It can also connect to any PC with Windows 8 via an HDMI port or USB cable, thus making it a 2-point Touch Display. It also offers the ability for 5 family members to maintain their own personalized settings. Users can also transmit smartphone content thanks to MHL connectivity.

It will be available in mid-October for a starting price of €429 ($566). No word on exactly where though. Hit the break for full presser.

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Acer announces the Liquid S2, the first smartphone capable of recording video at 4K Ultra HD resolution


Just when you thought Sony was going to announce the first smartphone capable of recording video at 4K resolution, followed by Samsung, Acer just pulled the wraps off of the Liquid S2. The Liquid S2 sports a 13MP camera that can record 4K video, along with 4 x slow motion, and 27MP panorama photos.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg as it also sports a 6-inch 1080p IPS display with 368 ppi, a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 2MP front-facing camera, 3,300mAh battery, Gorilla Glass 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, and Android 4.2.2

You can expect to see this bad boy at the end of October, but we don’t know where or how much. I think it’s safe to say it won’t be released in the U.S. Full presser after the break.

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Acer announces the Iconia A3 tablet along with new color options for Iconia A1 and B1


With IFA ready to kick off in a few days, a couple of manufacturers are going ahead an announcing things a little early. Acer happens to be one of those companies. They just announced the Iconia A3 tablet. It has a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 along with a 1.2GHz quad-core A7 CPU. They didn’t tell us the brand, but we are thinking MediaTek. The A3 also comes with a 5MP rear camera, microSD slot, micro HDMI, Dolby Digital Plus speakers, and Android 4.2.2.

Pricing is €250 ($330) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model and €300 ($395) for the 16GB 3G/Wi-Fi model. They will also offer 32GB versions, but no pricing was specified. You can expect to see the Wi-FI-only model in select markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa starting in October, while the 3G/Wi-Fi models will be in the same markets, but not until November.

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HTC Butterfly S Hello Kitty Edition Becomes Official in Taiwan


As HTC continues to fill in random niches in the smart phone world we’re going to see random and albeit, odd divergences. Today we see a limited edition to HTC’s plastic flagship refresh the Butterfly S. The plastic phone sports a 5-inch screen, 16GB internal storage with a micro SD slot, and a 3200 mAh battery. Besides the updated specs and the micro SD slot, the phone still comes with Beats Audio, BoomSound and the Ultra Pixel Camera its older cousin has. However, that’s not the selling point HTC is going for here.

As you can see from the picture above, the HTC Butterfly S comes in a pretty, Hello Kitty edition. That’s right, Hello Kitty is plastered all over the phone. It still sports the Beats Logo in top of red trim for the camera, capacitive buttons, and front facing speakers. Besides that you’ll be rocking a Hello Kitty wallpaper too. Of course, if you’re wanting to rock a Hello Kitty phone you’ll have to be one of the lucky people to hail from Taiwan. If not, well you can hit the source link to scope it out.

source: HTC

Meizu MX3 is formally launched, brings 5.1-inch display and up to 128GB of storage



After seeing a leak here… and another one there— Meizu’s MX3 is officially official and is intent on making a major splash out in the mobile world. As Meizu’s newest flagship model, the MX3 comes with a svelte design (139.9×71.9×9.1mm in total thickness) and comes with all sorts of serious meat inside. Among the noteworthy features are a 5.1-inch display with a 1080p display and 415ppi, a Samsung Exynos 5410 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera with 2MP FFC and Android 4.2 underneath Meizu’s Flyme custom UI skin. As nice as those features sound, the real kicker is with the MX3’s built-in storage capacity— the device will be available in a 16GB model all the way up to an astounding 128GB, which should probably help to alleviate most consumers storage issues with their mobile devices.

For now, it looks like this device will only be available in Chinese markets for now at a price ranging from CNY2,499 (roughly $410 USD) for the 16GB model to CNY3,999 (roughly $650 USD) for the 128GB version, though the device is also expected to arrive in a WCDMA version which should make it cellular-friendly with European and American markets.

source: Phone Arena

Many images of the Sony Smart Shot ‘Lens Cameras’ leak


Over the weekend we heard that Sony’s upcoming Lens Cameras would be part of a new line called Smart Shot. Both the QX10 and the QX100 will most likely be unveiled this Wednesday along with the Xperia Z1.

Just like the Xperia Z1, we have seen so many leaks, there really isn’t much left to tell us. Now we have several images of both cameras. Hit the break for the complete gallery.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch unofficially outed ahead of September 4th launch



Yes ladies and gentlemen— the Galaxy Gear smartwatch has been leaked for your viewing pleasure, giving the masses an idea of what to expect ahead of the major launch(es) in Berlin and New York City. Thanks to the above photos obtained by sources associated with the fine folks at Venture Beat, we can at the very least see the smartwatch loosely resembles Sammy’s Galaxy series of smartphones— except it is molded into a seriously compact profile and houses a sweet OLED display that comes in somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.5 or 3 inches. Additionally, it is reported the device features built-in Wi-Fi, a 4MP camera, S Voice, a dual-core processor, some health-related goodies like a heartrate monitor or tracking your calorie intake, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and oh yes— Android 4.3 fired up on-board.

Now before you make your final judgement on the final design of the device, it is important to know that what you see above may not be the final product. The gang at GigaOM indicates that the images obtained by Venture Beat reflect prototypes that other developers have already been able to get their hands on and enjoy— so there’s a chance that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch you see above won’t be the one you see come September 4th. Whatever the final product looks like, let’s hope it will have better battery life than what we’re suspecting at the moment. Fortunately, we’re only a few days away before we see the final product and you can bet that we’ll be on-hand to give you all the coverage and deets once the formal launch is here.

source: GigaOM | Venture Beat

Press Images of the Sony Xperia Z1 leak


The worst kept secret this year has to go to the Sony Xperia Z1, codenamed the Honami. There has been so many leaks and teasers, that I’m not even sure Sony needs to hold their press event this Wednesday.

Now we have the full press render to feast your eyes on. There isn’t anything here that is going to shock you. You can clearly see the G Lens logo, a microSD slot, and a two-tone design. Hit the break for a few more images….

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Image of Galaxy Note III leaks, rumored to have extremely thin bezel


The successor to Samsung’s phablet, the Note II, is only a few days away from an official announcement, but you won’t have to wait to see what the back of the device looks like. A picture of the Galaxy Note III has leaked online, and according to the tipster, the device has extremely narrow bezels.

The phone is rumored to have a 5.68-inch full HD super AMOLED display for developed markets and full HD LCD for developing markets, a Snapdragon 800 processor in 70-80% of devices while there will be an Exynos 5220 in 20-30% of devices, a 13 MP camera, 3 GB RAM, the option for 32/64 GB internal storage, Hifi Music Playback at 24bit/192kHz, a 3300-3420mAh battery, and Android 4.3.

We already know that the phone is going to be an absolute beast, so it’s just a matter of time before we can get our hands on it.

Hit the break for a more zoomed in photo of the device.

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Nexus 7 update apparently did not completely resolve touchscreen issues

Nexus7_1Remember the touch screen issues the Nexus 7 was having? And remember the JSS15Q update that Google pushed out that supposedly solved those problems? Well, some new buyers of the hyped tablet are complaining that the update in fact did not fix the touchscreen problems. Some are saying that the problems could be due to incorrect calibration, or even a worst case scenario being a grounding problem that cannot be fixed with a software update.

If you  have a Nexus 7 with touchscreen issues, Consumer Report recommends that you return the tablet for another unit. We recommend the same. You can check out what the problem looks like in the video after the break.

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