The Acer CES 2012 event just finished up, and while they quickly snuck their new Iconia Tab with NVIDIA’s quad-core processor on and off the stage, they did still have it on display for us to snap some quick photos. A spec sheet was missing, but they did indeed say that it is running NVIDIA’s quad-core, although we aren’t sure who else’s this device would be running.
As you will see from the pictures of the front, it’s running stock Ice Cream Sandwich. It has dual cameras, a vibrant (from a distance) screen, a thin body, and what appears to be an 8.9″ or so screen. All of that will we have to be confirmed once we get a hold of the press release though. For now, enjoy the pics! (more…)
Well folks, it’s time to kick off CES 2012! We are live from the Acer event that for the most part, is the first real press event of the whole week. Tough to tell what we may see from them, but on the Android front you have to expect some tablets. There is also a chance that we could get a new phone offering, but again, you will just have to follow along with us during this live blog to see.
Our goal is to live blog just like this during each major press event. You should expect pictures, commentary and a break down of the happenings as they unfold. The quality is obviously all dependent on the internet connection that we can sustain during it, which usually isn’t anything to brag about at these press gatherings.
Anyways, buckle up, CES 2012 has officially begun! (more…)
Two weeks from today, many of you will flock to electronics and big box stores to snatch up the amazing deals that they have advertised for Black Friday. One of your stops should probably include Best Buy if tablets were one of your holiday shopping options. In their Black Friday ad that was released to just about every BF site on the planet today, it’s pretty clear that they want to move some tablet inventory.
How does an Asus Transformer for just $249 sound? The Toshiba Thrive at $279? Maybe the Acer Iconia 7 for just $189? By the end of November 25, you might have a family full of Android tablets. (more…)
The Acer A100, the industry’s first 7″ Honeycomb tablet, will go on sale today at retail stores across the nation for around $329 (8GB). It’ll run Android 3.2 (since that has been built for smaller tablets), an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, dual-cameras, and weighs just 0.92lbs.
If you ever needed an inexpensive tablet to travel with, play games on, or stay connected while couch surfing, this might be a great option. We should probably point out that the battery life won’t be stellar though. According to the press release below, it will see up to 5 hours of steady use, which is not impressing anyone.
Can’t deny the size and specs – anyone interested? (more…)
Costco seems to be pumping out the deals on tablets lately. Earlier this week we showed them having the Motorola XOOM for only $500. They’re now dropping prices for the Acer Iconia tablet, and throwing in a $40 Acer tablet case for free. Not too shabby considering the MSRP for the 32GB version is $500 with no case. If you’re thinking about picking one up, you might want to start hitting yourself though, because you missed an amazing deal on eBay where they were just $380.
With all these crazy deals on Honeycomb tablets, who here is picking one up? And if so, which one? Is everyone still thinking all these tablets are overpriced and lacking features to warrant the hefty price tags? Let us know.
Were you one of the unfortunate people not to win the Acer Inconia tablet we gave away a few weeks ago? Well don’t fret, eBay has them for only $380. That’s a pretty darn good deal for a 10.1″ Honeycomb boasting beast of a tablet.
Cheers Brandon and massror!
Reader Appreciation Week is just getting nuttier by the day…when we announced the Asus Transformer we had almost 4,000 entries, but the Acer Iconia giveaway is a whole other beast. We had over 5,700 entries between Twitter and comments, making this our biggest contest yet. You guys are seriously the best. So who won it?
Chosen randomly by number, our winner is… (more…)
Update: Winner chosen here!
Just a quick reminder that Reader Appreciation Week is still rolling along and we have an Acer Iconia Tab to give away today at 2PM Pacific. Be sure to enter if you haven’t already!
To enter you must do one of the following (U.S. residents only again):
1a. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the following:
Win an Acer Iconia Tab from @droid_life! Details here – http://goo.gl/RS1wt #dlacer #android
1b. In the comments of this post, remind us why Android is in your life.
2. The entry period will run from May 25 until today (May 26) at 2PM Pacific.
3. A winner will randomly be chosen and notified. They will have 2 days to respond.