Acer is quietly making some very nice Android tablets at some good prices, but if you didn’t know it, you would never give them a second look. Acer has just announced their newest tablet, the A700 as a newer version to their ICONIA line and has packed a full 1080p HD screen into their already very solid tablet.
The resolution has been bumped up to 1920 x 1200 and fits very nicely with the Tegra 3 processor underneath. And maybe the best part of the tablet, other than the fact that it already runs an almost stock version of Ice Cream Sandwich, is that the tablet still packs an insane amount of battery, one that has been said to last 10 hours under heavy use. We reviewed the A510 (read the review here) and loved our time with it. The A700 seems to be a decent upgrade to the line while still keeping a low price. Pre-orders for this tablet are live today for $449.99. What do you think? Enough specs for you at that price point?
At this year’s Computex event, a representative of Asus confirmed the partnership with Google in creating a Nexus “7″ tablet that is to be ready for shipment by the end of this month. Further details such as Jelly Bean and the Tegra 3 were not confirmed, but with Google I/O taking place in the same time frame, it’s hard to see this as coincidence. This may not be official, but it is giving more cred to the previous rumors that mentioned the same thing.
Via: Android Authority
Is this the Nexus tablet that we will see at Google I/O this year? The 7″ tablet is said to have a Tegra 3 quad-core chip inside and will sell for reportedly under $250. The folks over at Phone Arena have come across some alleged press image drafts of the front and back of the unannounced tablet and a few rumors to whet our appetite until launch. (more…)
The good folks over at NVIDIA are currently showing off five new exciting game titles at their E3 booth down in Los Angeles. The games are not available for download yet, but there’s nothing wrong with getting them hyped up. The new Tegra 3 optimized games are titled Dead Trigger, Bounty Arms, Heroes Call, Puddle, and Demons’ Score. What has me the most excited is definitely Dead Trigger. The game comes from the same makers of Shadowgun and it’s all about zombies and taking them down with huge guns. Just what I needed! (more…)
With the very real scare of zombies going around these days, we all have to prepare ourselves somehow. From the makers of Shadowgun THD, one of the best looking Android games to-date, MADFINGER Games has announced DEAD TRIGGER. You’ve got it all here: guns, zombies and lots of bullets, what’s there to ask questions about? (more…)
We have sung the praises of the Tegra 3 quad-core chipset, and one of the biggest strengths of it is the muscle that it can put into mobile games. The latest game to take advantage of all this processing power is Renaissance Blood THD that just hit the Play Store today. The story sets you in times long ago, just after Leonardo Da Vinci has passed away, and you are scouring the ancient worlds trying to find the blueprints to his final machine.
You’re decked out with a crossbow, with unlimited ammo, a hammer for smashing things and people and a gun (which is assumed Da Vinci made since guns weren’t exactly around at this time period.) Once you know your mission, there are no shortage of baddies and bosses to mow down. (more…)
It’s the final week of DL and NVIDIA’s celebration of TegraZone’s first birthday. The turnouts have been more than fantastic, so let’s have one last hurrah! As a reminder, NVIDIA is also hosting their own separate giveaways over at TegraZone, so make sure you enter those for even more chances to win a brand new ASUS tablet and other cool prizes. Good luck to everybody.
Today, NVIDIA announced that their Icera 410 LTE modem has been approved for use in tablets and clamshell devices on AT&T’s network. While that does not mention smartphone use yet, this is a step towards LTE and Tegra 3 coming to the States in at least some form. As we have documented plenty of times, NVIDIA has been unable to pair its quad-core mobile processor with LTE because its biggest competitor (Qualcomm) is the only guy making LTE modems at this time and likely does not feel like sharing. With today’s approval, this should bring NVIDIA up to speed in no time (assuming they get the smartphone approval too).
Also of note, is the fact that this is a single multimode modem that houses LTE, HSPA+, 3G and 2G. So rather than the battery sucking powers of current dual-hardware LTE setups, this should help battery life immensely.
Lastly, you are probably wondering, “What about Verizon? When will we see Tegra 3 and LTE on Big Red?” That, my friends, is a question that may have a dark answer. According to all things Icera, it doesn’t appear as if NVIDIA’s modems will have CDMA2000 support (Verizon’s 3G network), so unless something changes drastically in the next few months, this may be an AT&T thing only for a while. I’ll dig for confirmation on this.
Update: NVIDIA has given us more details on how this could impact CDMA2000 networks (Verizon and Sprint). They made it clear that the Tegra 3 works with LTE modems from companies like Renenas, GCT, and ST Ericsson, so there is still a chance for LTE + Tegra 3 on Verizon. However, the Icera modem that gained AT&T approval today does not support CDMA2000. (more…)