Acer announces the Liquid E3 and Liquid Z4 mid-range smartphones

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With less than a week before Mobile World Congress, Acer has just announced two Liquid Series phones, the Liquid E3 and the mid-range Liquid Z4.

The Liquid E3 (pictured above) sports an unknown 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4.7-inch HD IPS display, 13MP f/1.8 lens with ultra-fast focus rear camera , 2MP front camera and comes with 4 GB storage and Android 4.2.2 out of the box, which will be updated to KitKat soon. » Read the rest

Acer teases new “must-have” products for MWC

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With Mobile World Congress just one week away, Acer has decided to start teasing what is in store. On Google+, the company posted the image above; however, they did not provide any information except saying that they will have some “must-have new products” ready in Barcelona. Attached is a hashtag that says “#AcerLiquid” which a line of Acer devices. Since the post has a countdown and said products (plural), I would assume we are going to get a teaser each day.

Anyone have an idea as to what is below the camera lens? Could it be a fingerprint scanner? After all, those are the craze these days.

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Acer planning to jump on wearable tech bandwagon, adding 4G capability to portfolio

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In a new interview Acer’s vice president for the corporate business division, Peter Shieh, has revealed Acer is planning to get into the wearable tech market during 2014. According to Shieh, Acer “actually demonstrated our products to some of the company’s clients at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. The company is still developing certain types of wearable devices. We certainly aim to play a role in the new market.” Shieh did not specify what form the new devices may take. For now, it seems most companies are pushing to get smartwatch type devices onto retail shelves, although a variety of smartglasses are also in development. » Read the rest

The Acer Tab 7 features Android Jelly Bean and is ultra-cheap

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Acer has a number of devices aimed at lower-priced markets, but that’s not stopping them from releasing another one. Their newest is the Tab 7, and it’s even cheaper than their Iconia A1-830, which was revealed at CES 2014 and priced at$149.

The Tab 7 is already being sold in China for a mere $99. It’s display measures 7-inches, and it has a pixel resolution of 600 x 1024. It also weighs 289 grams, is 9.9mm thick, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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Hands on with the Acer A1 tablet at CES 2014

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Unlike the basic Acer Iconia B1-720 aimed at the very low end of the tablet market, Acer does hope to move up the chain a little bit with another refreshed Iconia device for 2014, the Acer Iconia A1-830. The Iconia A1 comes with a 7.9-inch screen running at 1366×768 resolution and Android KitKat 4.2 out of the box. Like the Iconia B1, no additional UI is laid on top of Android. Acer anticipates an upgrade will be available shortly after the device is released later this month to a newer version of Android. To help justify the $149 price point, Acer constructed the Iconia A1 with an aluminum back.

The Iconia A1 is still far from the top of the line when it comes to tablet devices, but for a basic unit at a low price point, this could be the ticket for some consumers. We have a hands on video after the break. Be sure to keep an eye on TalkAndroid for our continuing CES 2014 coverage. » Read the rest

Hands on with the Acer Iconia B1 tablet at CES 2014

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Although many attendees and followers of CES 2014 event may be checking out all of the top-end gear announced by manufacturers, that doesn’t mean other market segments are left out. Case in point, Acer showed up at CES 2014 with their new, updated versions of the Acer Iconia line of tablets. In this video, we found the Acer Iconia B1-720, a 7-inch device that is at the bottom of the product line. Still, the Iconia B1-720 comes equipped with a 1.3GHz processor and a 1024×600 resolution screen. Acer ships the unit with Android 4.2.2 without any additional UI. There are no plans to update the unit to newer versions of Android. The suggested MSRP is $129, so street prices should be significantly lower. It may not be a device to knock anyone’s socks off, but it should perform basic tablet duties quite well.

Check out a quick hands-on video with the Acer Iconia B1-720 after the break and watch TalkAndroid for more coverage from CES 2014. » Read the rest

Acer unveils its newest touchscreen Chromebook in White Moonstone, costs only $299

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Acer will be showing off its C720 Chromebook at CES next week in a Moonstone White color. The specs are the same as the original, including at touchscreen 11.6-inch LED HD backlit display, 32GB SSD, 2GB RAM, an Intel Celeron 2955U processor, and a webcam.

The best part is its price— you can get one for only $299 later this month. You’re looking at a low-cost version of a Chromebook Pixel— it has a lower quality display, and a less powerful battery, but you get a fully functioning and great looking Chromebook for cheap.

Hit the break for Acer’s full press release.

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Acer brings Android to the desktop with Acer TA272 HUL all-in-one device

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Acer announced today the launch of the Acer TA272 HUL Android all-in-one device. The TA272 HUL is a 27-inch 2K display unit powered by an NVIDIA Tegra processor running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device also comes with 16GB of internal storage and support for 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. The stand for the device is made of a clear material to give the impression the unit is floating in the air. Acer has included USB 3.0, HDMI and DisplayPort connections so the unit can serve as an external display for other devices. Acer indicates the device includes their Acer Open Platform which can be used to easily Build Your Own Cloud for access to files from other devices.

The Acer TA272 HUL is now shipping around the globe. The suggested retail price is $1,099. Hit the break to view the full press release from Acer. » Read the rest

Acer announces the Liquid Z5 Android smartphone

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Acer just announced the Liquid Z5, which is a budget phone with a 5-inch (854 x 480) display. Despite its size it’s fairly light and not too thick (147 grams / 8.8mm thick). The rest of the specs include a 1.3GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of internal storage, 5MP rear camera, and DTS sound. Acer is touting the camera as best-in class with a f2.4 aperture and 1.4umx1.4um pixel size, which should do well in low light. Acer’s own UI is onboard, which lets users select custom profiles and float certain apps for multitasking.

You will have your choice of either Essential White or Gentle Grey for €169 ($230). It will be available in France, Benelux, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Ukraine and UK starting from mid-January. Full presser after the break.

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Acer refreshes Iconia tablets for 2014

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Acer is ready to release refreshed Iconia tablet devices at CES 2014 next week. This year’s models include the 7.9-inch Acer Iconia A1-830 and the 7-inch Acer Iconia B1-720. The Iconia A1-830 is the higher end unit of the two with an aluminum back, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with an option to expand via microSD, and a screen running at 1024×768 resolution. The Iconia B1-720 comes with a 1.3 GHz dual core processor and 1GB of RAM. Both devices will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Iconia A1-830 will hit the market for $149 while the smaller Iconia B1-720 will sell for $130.