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Acer Iconia Tab A700 gets official, priced in Europe

2012's crop of high-end tablets is shaping up to be nothing short of mind-blowing, and Acer is keeping pace with its competitors thanks to the Iconia Tab A700. After teasing it at CES 2012, the tablet is now official after being unveiled in a press event in Hamburg. The Tegra 3-powered 1080p Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is the equal to just about anything we've seen thus far, but one thing concerns us is the price: how will Acer keep its reputation as a low-cost manufacturer while cramming in suck high-end parts? Apparently that concern is justified. According to German site Tablet Test, the A700 base model will have a price tag of €549, about $720 in United States dollars.

Acer Iconia Tab A510 and A511 Tegra 3 tablets headed for Europe

Acer officially unveiled its latest member of the Iconia Tab family today, the A510. As the name implies, it's an upgraded version of the original A500, though the upgrade is considerable if you've been feeling the need for speed. The A510 gets Nvidia's Tegra 3 system on a chip, with four cores running at a reported 1.3Ghz each. Other than that, you get the same shell, 1280x800resolution and ten-inch screen. Oh, and one more thing: Ice Cream Sandwich running out of the box. The tablet was shown off at a pre-CeBIT presentation in Hamburg, and German site Tablet Community (no relation) got a good look.

Acer Iconia A200 Tab available now for $349

Coming in at a pretty fair price is Acer's latest entry into the ever-growing Android tablet market. This is the Acer Iconia Tab A200 and along with it comes some slightly better looks and a thinner design than their first attempt at a tablet. The A500 and A100 looked quite similar but were a little chunky. Acer aims to change that with this new tablet although its nothing compared to the A700 we've seen lately.

Acer Iconia Tab launches January 15th for $330

Acer's update its initial tablet model has been floating around for a couple of months, and in another one you'll be able to buy it for yourself. The Iconia Tab A200 will be available at major retailers starting on February 15th, for an MSRP of $329.99. That's about a hundred dollars less than the A500 model it's replacing. An Ice Cream Sandwich update was promised sometime in February, but it looks like the tablet will still be running Honeycomb 3.2 at launch.

Acer Iconia Tab A700 sends photos from Russia with love

Just yesterday Acer chief Stan Shih teased us with talk of some premium hardware for 2012, and one of the best examples is the rumored Iconia Tab A700. The flagship device has only been spotted in a couple of documents so far, but the rumored specs are enough to make us want a look at it something bad. Russian tech site NoMobile.ru beat us to the punch and managed to grab a few photos of the new tablet, which you'll definitely want to check out below.

Acer cuts back for 2012, focuses on high-end phones and tablets

Acer hasn't done well in the Android world this year. Their hardware is solid enough, and their no-nonsense approach to software is refreshing, but they've been beaten pretty soundly by the likes of Samsung, HTC and Asus at just about every junction. They're not shy about admitting it, either: To clarify the company's ongoing position, founder Stan Shih told DigiTimes that it wouldn't be going anywhere in 2012. He likened the rocky road it's faced in the mobile spectrum so far to its early years in the laptop market, where it currently holds a commanding position.

Acer Iconia Tab A200 pricing and picture gallery revealed

ACER is all set to launch their next Android tablet named the A200 and while we don't have a quad-core processor or anything revolutionary from their previous attempts this tablet should be quite impressive. We've seen various leaks and ACER officially announced this dual-core Tegra 2 slate in early December but no launch date or pricing was given. Today we have a full image gallery and some suggested prices courtesy of NotebookItalia.

Acer Iconia Tab A200 tablet is official, Ice Cream Sandwich coming in January

We've seen Acer's modest update to the A500 in some spy shots and at the FCC, but now it's officially official. The manufacturer announced the new Iconia Tab A200 in a press release, highlighting its dual-core Tegra 2 architecture and full-sized 10-inch frame. No pricing or availability info was released, but you can expect to see the tablet in retailers in various markets before Christmas.

Acer, Lenovo and Samsung will join the quad-core tablet party in 2012

It's a good day to be an Nvidia fan. The Tegra 3 quad-core system on a chip is said to be powering upcoming tablets from Acer, in addition to Asus, Lenovo and HTC. DigiTimes is quoting OEM suppliers, confirming that all the major Android tablet manufacturers will have their own quad-core Tegra machines in the future. Specifics are hard to come by, but we already know that both Lenovo and HTC are hard at work on their new models. Samsung is prepping its own new tablets, likely updating its extensive range with next-generation Exynos chips. According to DigiTimes, Acer and Lenovo's offerings will fall between $459 and $599, hitting pretty close to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime's $499-599 range. Look for Acer to undercut its competitors by a considerable margin, as they like to play the bargain angle. Lenovo's latest tablets, the 5, 7 and 10-inch s2005, s2007 and s2010, respectively, and Acer's A200 is making the rounds, but none of these devices are expected to bow with Tegra 3 chips. Lenovo's K2 tablet, however, has already been benchmarked with its Nvidia hardware, and may even come with a jaw-dropping 1920 x 1200 10-inch display panel.The Acer A700/A701 may have the same beastly resolution when it comes in, also using a Tegra 3. The power of the new architecture is hard to deny - just check out the latest demo from Nvidia. The Android tablet world is going to heat up in the next few months, and we can't wait to see what kind of new hardware is on display at CES in January.

NFC in the UK: Acer launches Liquid Express on T-Mobile & Orange

While Acer's Liquid line of Android smartphones hasn't exactly set the world on fire, the company is proceeding with its rollout with the latest model in the United Kingdom. The Acer Liquid Express (sounds like drain cleaner, doesn't it?) is launching now at T-Mobile and Orange locations across the country, distinguishing itself as one of the only low-end smartphones to offer near-field communication (NFC) technology for quick wireless retail payments.