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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.

Video of Acer Iconia Tab A200 leaks

Those big on Acer tablets will like the latest leak that has been spied. What appears to be the video promo for the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has leaked showing off a few more details and offering a better look at the tablet than we have seen in other leaked photos in the past. Our first glimpse at the tablet came earlier this month when a photo leaked and then the tablet was also spied crossing the FCC.

Acer Iconia Tab A510/A511 tipped in source code

If you are a big fan of Acer tablets and are patiently waiting for a new tablet that packs Tegra 3 from Acer you are in luck. A new tablet has been tipped that is called the Acer A511 via source code. The tablet is pegged to have the Tegra 3 chipset and a few more details are in that code as well. We also know that tablet will have a 1280 x 800 resolution screen with 32-bit color.

Acer Iconia Tab A200 photo leaks

A new Acer tablet has been spotted and is being called the Iconia Tab A200. It was leaked along with its Bluetooth certification. This is actually the first time we've heard of such device and to hear about it along with a not so blurry picture is an added bonus. Acer currently offers the A500 10" and the A100 7" Honeycomb tablets so with this being called the A200 we are expecting it to possibly be sized right in the middle and possibly at a decent price too.