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Acer’s new Iconia tablets make your pencil your stylus

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

            Acer has announced two new Android tablets, the Acer Iconia 8 and 10, that it claims offer “the most accurate touch experience, ever … you can even use thin-tipped objects like pencils to make notes!” Other specifications for both models [...]

In the Tablet Space, Size Definitely Matters

By libertyc
September 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

After the triumph of the generic 7-inch tablet as everyone’s favorite cheap digital companion, we now are seeing manufacturers, and especially Android OEMs, pushing in the opposite direction, with ever larger devices. Samsung, virtual creator of the phablet category with its Galaxy Note [...]

Acer Iconia W3 Tablet Now Available for Pre-Orders via Amazon and Staples

By Adrian Diaconescu
June 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

The world’s first ever Windows 8-powered tablet to sport an 8-inch display has been the star of numerous “leaks” over the past couple of months, plus one or two (more or less) official intros, but it’s only now available for pre-orders. The name is W3, Acer Iconia W3, and Amazon and [...]

Acer Debuts Industry’s First 8-Inch Windows 8 Tablet

By Stanley Goodner
June 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Acer just unveiled the Acer Iconia W3, the industry’s first full-featured 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8, bringing entertainment and full PC capabilities into a single hand. To sweeten the deal, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 is pre-installed at no additional expense. The Iconia W3 [...]

Acer Unveils Iconia A1 Tablet, an Excellent iPad mini Alternate

By Matthew Marchesano
May 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few days ago we caught a few leaked images of Acer’s updated mini tablet, the Iconia A1. A next-generation of Acer’s Iconia B1, the “One-Handed” device features a brilliant 7.9-inch IPS display, arguably better specs, and clearly a better price-point than Apple’s latest iPad mini. [...]

New HTC, Acer touchscreen designs on the horizon

By libertyc
September 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Liliputing reports a Digitimes rumor of a possible Android tablet from HTC planned to come out during the first quarter of 2011. HTC is one of the more popular smartphone makers, and has the expertise necessary to come out with a tablet. (They’ve previously released tablets, such as the HTC Shift [...]

Acer shows 7 inch tablet and 6 inch LumiRead ereader

By libertyc
May 27, 2010 // 2 Comments

That’s according to besttabletreview. The tablet was demoed in Beijing and runs the Android OS. In addition, Acer announced, but did not show, a new ereader which is supposed to launch in Q3 of this year. This is a reversal of Acer’s announced policy of not getting into the tablet [...]

Prices for “Oprah” are all over the lot – from $9.99 to $30

By libertyc
April 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

I just got an email from Kobo about the new Kitty Kelly Oprah biography. They are selling it for $9.99. This peaked my interest and so I did a bit of a search to find out what other stores are selling it for. Here’s what I found: Kobo: $9.99 Amazon: $13.50 Diesel Ebooks: $28.95/ePub, [...]

Acer halts their ereader program

By libertyc
February 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Acer has decide to halt their ereader program and are “studying the feasibility of a successful business model and a total product solution. They say that the ereader market is still small and the business model is not clear. Their 6” ereader which was supposed to launch in June will [...]

Acer won’t compete with iPad – iTunes and App store are too strong in the market

By libertyc
February 1, 2010 // 0 Comments

Acer is a major computer manufacturer and their President, Scott LIn, has said that they just can’t compete with the iPad because: The strength of the iPad, Lin said, will lie in its connectivity to iTunes and the App Store, which now offers more than 140,000 software choices. [...]

Acer plans e-book reader, app store

By libertyc
January 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

It is easy to confuse Asus and Acer. The names both have four letters and sound very similar, and they both even make similar-looking netbooks. Hence, when I saw this story, at first I thought we had already covered it. However, it turns out Acer and Asus have gained yet another point of [...]

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