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Acer Iconia Tab A700/A701 Surface, Could Have Full HD Display and Tegra 3

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As the first reports of the upcoming Acer Iconia Tab A700 and A701 emerge, it isn’t so surprising that the tablets will likely feature the quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The chipset follows up the highly-favored Tegra 2 and is already seeing its fair share of deployment in future Android slates. Slightly more interesting is the suggestion that the A700/A701 will feature full HD displays with 1080p resolution. The information was gleaned from a user agent profile, which aren’t always the most trustworthy sources of information. But with 720p displays already reaching smartphones, the inclusion of high-definition screen technology in tablets doesn’t come from left field — the notion has our interest piqued. Acer’s next-gen lineup of Iconia Tabs could sure be a thing of beauty.

[via HDBlog.it]


User Agent Profile Reveals Acer Iconia 510 and 511 Tablets With Nvidia Tegra 3 Processors

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We’ve already gotten word of Lenovo stepping into the quad-core arena later this year and now we’ve learned that Acer is getting ready to do the same. Seems Acer is readying a pair of quad-core tablets to match competitors like Lenovo and ASUS with their own A510 and 511 Android tablets. The Acer A510 and 511 were revealed in a User Agent Profile displaying the Nvidia Tegra 3 in the UA string, right there — in black and white — for all the world to see.

While we don’t have much specifics on the Acer 510 and 511, we’re most likely looking at the successors to the A500 (WiFi only) and 501 (3G). Can’t say I was never a fan of the A500 (screen was too washed out and device was too thick) but let’s hope Acer decides to go for a complete redesign, while still keeping the original’s attractive price point. Now word on release but we’re expecting these either before the end of the year or on display at 2012′s CES in January.

Thanks, Lau!

[Ameblo via NotebookItalia]

Acer Tegra 3 Tablet A510/A511 Confirmed, Coming With Android 4.0?

It’s been a productive day today, since after finding out that HTC will launch a quad core tablet at MWC 2011 we came across the info that Lenovo will unveil this year a quad core slate with Tegra 3… and now Acer has the same intentions. Theirs will be a Kal-El device as well, but I can’t guarantee it will come in 2011.

This brings the number of four core slates to 4 right now: the already announced ASUS Transformer Prime, the mystery Lenovo tablet, the HTC quad core unit for 2012 and the Acer A510/A511. We’re not yet sure what the name will be, but CES 2012 is once again the debut timeline. The thing to kno where is that Acer didn’t announce this product, instead it was revealed by a pair of User Agent Profile specifications from the official site.

Those specs included the resolution 1280 x 800 and Android (unknown version) as the OS. Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi are also included, as well as 3G. We’ve yet to find out stuff about thickness, weight or other basic stuff, so keep in touch, OK?

10.1 Inch Acer Iconia Tab A200 Visits the FCC

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The Acer Iconia Tab A200 that we heard about last week is now wining and dining with its pals at the FCC. We still don’t know much at this point, but measurements from the device’s FCC filing indicate that it will likely bear a 10.1 inch display when it debuts sometime soon.

The device’s version number sits between Acer’s A100 and A500, leading us to believe it will be a weaker version of the latter. Still, some form of Android 3.0 or 4.0 is expected to run on it. We can’t assume too much at this point but we’re no less happy to learn that this tablet is legit. [FCC via Wireless Goodness]

Microsoft Adds ViewSonic, Acer to its Android Cash Grab

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Microsoft has reached licensing agreements with ViewSonic and Acer that will see the two companies pay the computer giant an undisclosed fee for every Android device sold. The news, which Microsoft confirmed today, follows similar deals struck with companies such as HTC, deals that provide the software maker with an estimated three to five times the revenue earned from sales of their own Windows Phone platform. The licensing deals also cover upcoming devices using Google’s Chrome OS.

Microsoft is quick to point out that their method of solving intellectual property disputes is “commercially reasonable” to “address Android’s IP issues,” perhaps taking a jab at competitor Apple’s insistence on suing first, settling later. Microsoft is perfectly happy leaving the competition on the market — rather than forcing sales bans — provided they can turn a few dollars off of it.

[via BGR]

Tablet PC Not That Hot Any More, According to Acer Official

JT Wang, Acer chairman recently discussed the tablet PC’s evolution and the effect it’s having on the notebook segment. Right now it appears that people aren’t as crazy about tablets as they were initially and the whole fever is going down.

Consumers are starting to go back to notebooks again, at least some of them preferring Intel’s Ultrabooks and waiting for Microsoft’s Windows 8. Acer is preparing to launch an Ultrabook in September with a pretty low price of $799, according to Wang. This product comes after a period of surveys and the discovery that consumers actually want an ultrabook right now.

Wang is not the only one with this idea, since there are other players in the PC industry with the same predictions. They seem to see the tablets as more of an entertainment gear than learning and productivity devices.  Asustek Computer, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo and HP will also be launching ultrabooks in Q4 and some of them in Q1 2012. Will these products be able to threaten the tablets or at least rob them of market share? I guess that the iPad will be the one to decide that…

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Receiving Android 3.2 Update Ahead of Schedule

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Earlier this month Acer announced that the Android 3.2 update for their Iconia Tab A500 would be delayed until August 25th. A couple days shy of the expected rollout, news is spreading that the update is already making its way to some A500 and A501 tablets in Poland. With the update, the Iconia Tab joins the Motorola XOOM and Asus Eee Pad Transformer with the latest version of Android Honeycomb. Enhancements include full SD card support and a new zoom-to-scale mode for non-native applications. We expect the update will begin popping up in other regions of Europe and beyond soon enough.

[via UnwiredView]

First 7-inch Honeycomb Tablet Acer Iconia Tab A100 On Sale Now

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Months after its larger 10-inch sibling hit shelves and nearly a year since Acer first announced their intention to sell a 7-inch Android slate, the Iconia Tab A100 is now up for sale in the United States. Aside from filling a gap in Acer’s product lineup, the tablet is also notable for being the first 7-inch slate to ship with Honeycomb on board, Android 3.2. The A100gets filled out with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core CPU, a 1024×600 capacitive touch display, 5MP camera with 720p HD video capture, and an advertised 5 hours of battery life. The slate also sports a 2MP front-facing camera, microUSB and microHDMI ports, and microSD slot for expanding on provided internal storage.

Three versions of the Iconia Tab A100 are available, starting at $329.99 for the 8GB flavor. For 16GB of storage the price increases to $349.99. A Walmart exclusive version of the tablet mirrors the specs of the 8GB model.

Acer Finally Announces Launch Date For The 4.8-inch Iconia Smart

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It’s been a long time coming but Acer has announced via their Deutschland Facebook page that the Iconia Smart will finally be launching this September in Germany. Although the 4.8-inch “phoneblet” sounds like it would be huge in comparison to current 4.3-inch devices but really, the screen only adds pixels along the top and bottom of the device, providing for a longer screen. Should be perfect for killing those annoying black bars when watching movies. The phone packs a 1024×480 resolution display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will retail for around €499 ($710). Still no word when/if we’ll see this device stateside but we’ll keep you guys posted.

[Via Acer Facebook]

7-inch Acer Iconia A100 Pricing and Release Date Revealed

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I’ve never been one for all those 10-inch Android tablets running around these days. They don’t fit well into my skinny jeans. But this 7-inch Iconia A100 from Acer, I could definitely see myself wearing. We’ve known about this device for awhile now but a solid release date or pricing was never given. The last we heard, it was going to be released this September overseas but that left us hanging here in the states.

While we still don’t have an exact date for the launch, according to an Acer email sent out to retail partners today, the Iconia Tab A100 could launch in early August for a measly $300 dollars. That’s not too bad considering we’re already at the end of July and the device is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 512MB of RAM and features a 1024×600 resolution display. Yum.

[Via Engadget]