As a brand, Acer doesn’t quite yet resonate in the mobile space. After all, it took the company the better part of a year to release the CloudMobile. But from the looks of these (very clear) leaks captured on Chinese site VR-Zone, it seems Acer may be prepping a mid-range device for that market. Allegedly dubbed the V360, the handset appears to be running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean which, if true, would be a first for the OEM. It’s not clear if the UI is skinned, but if its previous work on the CloudMobile’s UX is any indication, expect this one to be very lightly skinned. Apart from that, there are a handful of unverified specs floating about, like a 4.5-inch qHD display, unknown dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, five-megapixel camera and DTS sound (as indicated by backplate branding). As for the possible release and pricing for this mystery device, well, that’s very much up in the air. Acer would first have to confirm its existence before we move on to those market realities.
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Source: VR-Zone.com (Translated)
Acer executives have criticized Microsoft’s decision to build it’s own tablet in the past, but now the firm’s CEO has offered Redmond a more direct warning. “We have said [to Microsoft] think it over,” Acer CEO JT Wang told the Financial Times. “Think Twice. It will create a huge negative impact for the ecosystem and other brands may take a negative reaction.” Microsoft has acknowledged Surface’s potential to frustrate its OEM partners, telling the Security and Exchange Commission that competing directly with manufactures might “affect their commitment” to the firm’s platform. Not only does Wang agree with this admission, he seems worried that Microsoft will cause this damage for nothing. “It is not something you are good at,” he continued, “so please think twice.” Polite, but a bit bold. Then again, Acer has never been shy about telling Microsoft exactly what it thinks.
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CE-Oh no he didn’t!: Acer’s JT Wang tells Microsoft to ‘think twice’ about Surface originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 07 Aug 2012 01:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Acer’s new IPS monitor, the B243PWL is out…right about now.
Acer announces five new thinly profiled LED-based monitors that, while low on price and easy on the eyes, aren’t the most robust monitors out there.
Head back here Sunday afternoon to catch live news and photos from Acer’s press conference at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Remember the Acer W4
? After seeing it at IFA 2011
, it seems that it’s finally ready to make some first impressions, and its blind date is with France. Known officially as the Allegro, Acer’s inaugural Windows Phone
isn’t going over the top in the spec department: it has a 3.6-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, 1GHz single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 CPU, 8GB internal storage, 5MP rear camera with LED flash and a 1,300mAh battery. However, a unique addition to this €299 ($ 425) device is a feature called Fast Charge, which allows the Allegro to get juiced up to 2.5 times faster than the rest of the company’s lineup. Expect the device to land in France in mid-November with two color options — white and dark blue iceberg. Just make sure, Acer, to walk your date all the way back home from dinner.
Acer’s first venture into Windows Phone arrives in France as the Allegro originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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