Acer has announced its first ever phablet device, the Liquid S1. It’s not an incredibly high-end device, but it’s certainly no slouch, either. Underneath the 5.7 inch, 720p screen, you’ll get a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, an 8 megapixel rear camera, and Android 4.2. There’s also the expected OEM software tweaks, such as Acer’s Float User Interface which allows some apps to “float” on screen for multitasking and several different kinds of voice actions, including a voice action to unlock the device. A RAM specification would’ve been nice to back up these features, especially the ones focused on multitasking, but hopefully it slides in over 1 GB.
There are still two sore spots with this device, though; no 1080p scree, and no 4G LTE. Hopefully the attractive body and affordable price tag of €349, or $454, can make up for those two small shortcomings, though. Hit the break for the full press release from Acer.
In a move that is sure to become a trend, Acer is due to announce a new all-in-one computer running Android (presumably 4.2 Jellybean) sometime next week.
The computer will house a 3GHz Core i5 4430 “Haswell” processor and 1GB of RAM, with storage options as small as 8GB. We can expect to see more similar outings from other PC manufacturers soon as they announce systems based on Intel’s Haswell and Bay Trail chips. Intel has also hinted at low-priced Android laptops running these chips later in the year. Read more
Earlier today we told you about how ASUS was teasing us in preparation for Computex 2013, and now it seems as though it’s Acer’s turn. The video teases two new tablets, both under green cloth, which can “do more than just use apps and surf the web.” You can speculate all you want on what you think these new devices may be, but we’ll just have to wait until next week for official confirmation. Check out the video after the break. Read more
The Acer Iconia B1 just became available only a couple of months ago, but Acer just announced new versions slated for June. They will now offer a 3G version that will feature a MediaTek quad-core processor. The WiFi version will still have the 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, but both versions will get bumped up to 1GB of RAM as opposed to 512MB of RAM. You will also have your choice of 8GB or 16GB for storage, but they offer a microSD slot for expandability. The display on both devices remains the same, 7-inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600. Last but not least, the materials are more of a premium feel similar to the Iconia A1, and the back will be white.
Pricing starts at €129 for the WiFi version and €179 for the 3G version. Expect to see these mid-June in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Hit the break for the full presser.
Acer just announced the Iconia A1 tablet that will feature a 7.9-inch (1024 x 768) IPS display with an aspect ratio of 4:3. It will include a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 8 or 16GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 5MP rear camera, front camera (not specified), microSD, microHDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, and WiFi 802.11b/g/n.
It also features Acer’s new “Touch” theme. While the tablet is off, you can press five fingers on the display to wake it up to any app of your choosing. You can also opt for tapping just your thumbs for a different app.
The Acer Iconia A1 will be available starting in June with a suggested retail price of $169 for the 8GB version and $199 for the 16GB version. Full presser after the break.
The Acer Liquid E2 is the follow up to the E1. The specs include, a 4.5-inch IPS display, Optional dual-SIM support, an 8MP rear camera with zero shutter lag, 2MP front camera, a microSD card slot, and the radios are WiFi Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, and a 42 Mbps HSPA+. The picture suggests that it is running Android, what we don’t know is which version it is. The E1 came with Jelly Bean 4.1, so it would be safe to assume that this would be running the same or later.
The device has been announced for many parts of Europe; Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Spain, the UK, Italy, Germany, and Russia. No word on a trip across the pond for us yet though. If you live in any of the areas I mentioned you can get the device around the middle of May for €229 ($297.40). Let us know if you plan on picking one of these up. Or maybe you plan on waiting for something better, either way we would love to hear about it.
Source: Unwired View
Move over iPad Mini, Nexus 7 and Galaxy Note 8.0— Acer is bringing a new player to the mini tablet arena. A mysterious Acer Iconia A1-810 has been revealed to the general public and looks to have the standard goodies including a 1.2GHz MediaTek dual-core chip, 7.9-inch IPS display with a 1,024 x 768 resolution + 1GB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera + a VGA front-facer, a 3,250 mAh battery and 16GB of on-board memory. Sure the competition may have some better specs inside, but at least the device will ship with Android 4.2 out of the gates.
As of now, it appears that French retailer Rue Du Commerce is the only place that is officially listing the device available for order at this point, though we’ll see if other countries and markets will get the device as well. It is expected the Iconia A1-810 will cost about €199 (about $259) and ship sometime in June.
source: Android Authority
Acer hinted at developing its first ever phablet during Mobile World Congress, and it now appears the phablet will be unveiled in June at Computex, the world’s second largest computer trade show that takes place June 4-8 in Taipei, Taiwan. Acer Corporate President Jim Wong shared the news with Focus Taiwan and said it will have special features, including another phablet with “big upgrades” that will launch either at the end of this year or early next year. Details are still scarce and Jim hinted at a competitive price point which is on par with the Samsung Galaxy Note II.
Source: Focus Taiwan
Acer is looking to create its very own phablet dubbed the Liquid S according to some clues left behind in an interview. Mobile World Congress (MWC) took place February 25th through 28th and the Taiwanese manufacturer had a small showing with devices such as the Liquid E1, a 4.5 inch Android smartphone running Jelly Bean.
In an interview for the official MWC paper, the President of Acer’s smartphone business hinted at an upcoming phablet:
“Unlimited exploration: the line between tablet and phone is blurring, a new breed of smartphone, the Phablet, is an irreversible trend to create new lifestyles. With above 4.7″ and quad-core+ processors, those giants offer extremely high resolution for multi-tasking, gaming, browsing and more. Acer will launch its Liquid S series as part of this growing segment.” Read more
Intel is trying their hardest to break into the smartphone market lately, though not the American market. Next up for the chip maker is the Acer Liquid C1 that’s planning to be launched in Thailand first, then launch in other nearby markets, hopefully within three months according to a certain senior Intel executive. The C1 runs on Intel’s Lexington platform with an Atom Z240 CPU and boasts a 4.3 inch screen, 2,000 mAh battery, and Android 4.0. Not ground breaking, but coming it at about $335, it’s expected. It does also feature HSPA+ connectivity, which was a smart move on Intel and Acer’s part. The C1 marks the ninth phone in nine months powered by one of Intel’s processors.
Since that area is a new, growing smartphone market, it makes sense that Intel would want to start trying to sway early adopters to their phones, and it’s beneficial for partners like Acer to jump on board. We won’t see any immediate results from this, but it’s definitely going to be interesting to see how Intel-powered phones pan out across the globe, and whether or not they can shake up the already competitive Android playing field.