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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and other Honeycomb tablets leak on Staples roadmap

What appears to be an updated version of the leaked tablet roadmap document spotted earlier in the week has emerged, this time attributed to retailer Staples. Though no longer showing pricing information, the document passed to DroidLife adds in the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 expected to launch at CTIA 2011 later this month. There's also a lot less detail in the release dates this time around. That could well be a response to the iPad 2; several manufacturers are believed to have tweaked their launch schedules as a result of the second-generation Apple tablet. Still, the 10-inch HTC Honeycomb slate and models from Dell, Acer and Toshiba are all present. They were originally pegged for a June 2011 launch, though that may well have changed. [via Engadget]

HTC, Dell, Acer and Toshiba Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets in June

Dates and prices for a bevy of new Android tablets have been leaked from an unnamed US retailer. PreCentral is only really interested in the HP Touchpad and a new 7-inch webOS tablet, the HP Opal, but also in the line-up are 10-inch slates from HTC, Dell, Acer and Toshiba, all due in June 2011. There's also a 7-inch Acer running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and expected to launch in April for $399. The remainder get Android 3.0 Honeycomb, with the HTC unpriced but Dell's 10-inch model expected to be $499, Acer's to be $449 and Toshiba's to be $499. The two Acer models are likely to be the Iconia Tab A100 and Iconia Tab A500, which we played with back at MWC 2011 in February. HTC has been tipped to be readying a 10-inch model for some time now, launching with Honeycomb out of the gate rather than Gingerbread like the HTC Flyer. [via SlashGear]

Acer beTouch E210 and Acer liquidmini hands-on

Acer's big play in the Android smartphone space at MWC 2011 is the Iconia Smart, but the company also has a couple of more affordable handsets for those not wanting the widescreen TV experience. The Acer beTouch E210 slaps a reasonably tactile little QWERTY keyboard under a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, with an optical trackpad in-between, while the Acer liquidmini loses the keyboard but has a bigger, 3.2-inch touchscreen. The E210 is a reasonable little phone, though the screen is significantly recessed behind the touch layer. It also proved somewhat tricky to control, with Froyo's lock-screen taking a few attempts to swipe open. As for the liquidmini, that's compact in length but surprisingly thick, though we had better luck with the touchscreen responsiveness. Both devices will be out imminently in the European market; pricing tba. [gallery]

Acer Iconia Tab A100 announced

Acer announced the Iconia Tab A100 at Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona.  The  7" tablet will run Android 3 (Honeycomb), the OS built from the ground up to make tablet's really cook.  Additionally, the Iconia Tab is powered with Acer's "clear.fi" multi media sharing system which allows for integration with other clear.fi supported devices in the home.

Acer’s Iconia Tablet Hands-on

SlashGear got a good close-up look at Acer's main competitor in the 10-inch tablet category ... the Iconia Tablet A500.  Designed to go head to head with both the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Iconia is powered by NVidia's Tegra 2 processor for 1080p HD video playback that seems to be the tablet's main selling point.

Acer Iconia Smart [Hands-on]

Over at SlashGear, they take a good long look at the Acer Iconia Smart and begs the question, when does a smart phone stop being a smart phone and starts being a tablet that happens to make phone calls?  It's an interesting design with it's 4.8 inch screen and 21:9 aspect ratio on it's multi touch LED screen.  But with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, it's defintely strong enough to go beyond handheld computing.

Acer outs Iconia Smart Android smartphone

Acer has unveiled a new smartphone at MWC 2011 called the Iconia Smart. The device has a massive 4.8-inch screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The phone is longer than your typical smartphone and has a thin profile with a slight curve to it. The body of the phone is metal and the device is 64.5mm wide. The big screen supports multi-touch and it has the four home keys we know from Android.

Acer 7-Inch Tablet Gets the Hands-On

We all saw it coming, 2011 is going to be the year of the tablet - and not just the iPad. Google's Honeycomb operating system is going to be a huge deal-breaker in the competitive tablet market and with its release we can expect to see some really impressive devices. One such device, the ACER 7-inch has gotten the hands-on treatment. The device itself will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread but its expected to be upgraded to Honeycomb once it's made available. Being quite the impressive 7-inch tablet, it will feature the next-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor which will make it capable of a 1.2GHz asynchronous clock. The device features a single hardware button across the front, the home button. Even though Honeycomb is shying away from physical buttons, it's nice to have an option that everyone knows how it functions. From their hands-on time with the device, they feel that it's quite the impressive device. Although it's made of plastic, it feels both sturdy and premium. With its 7-inch 1280x800 display, dual-core CPU, dual-cameras, and Honeycomb, this may just be the 7-inch to beat for the first half of 2011. [Via IntoMobile]

Acer Liquid Mini Passes FCC Approval, Coming to AT&T

We first saw the Acer Liquid budget smartphone last week at CES. Now the device has hit the FCC complete with bands ready for the AT&T network. The phone will sport a 2.3-inch HVGA display, 600MHz CPU, 512MB of RAM and will ship with stock Android 2.2. It passed the FCC with the proper 3G bands for use on AT&T's network, but this doesn't mean the carrier will sell the phone directly, and the phone may be soon sold unlocked. > Being advertised as a budget phone, it's specs are impressive when compared to other entry-level phones and the Liquid will be a decent options for anyone looking for a cheap vanilla Android device. [Via PocketNow]