Acer has officially announced the Liquid S1, a device they are touting as a phablet. This marks the first such device for Acer and it will arrive sporting a 5.7-inch 1280 x 720 display and running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Acer is pushing the Liquid S1 as being the "new travel companion for professionals and adventurers alike" and that statement appears to be coming by way of some pre-loaded applications.
Acer has joined in on the action. Today they've released a new teaser video for the event that's quite funny, while also hinting at some possible Android/Windows hybrid tablets. Teasing us with tablets covered in an Android-green cloth, and that's all we get.
after the leak, Acer has officially announced the Iconia A1 tablet. Much of the specs hold the same as what we saw from the leak, however we now also have a confirmed price and an expected release timeframe. To begin with, the Iconia A1 tablet will be sporting a 7.9-inch IPS display, which Acer will be pushing as a"full-featured one-handed tablet for everyone."
Acer has the Iconia B1 tablet, however it looks like they may soon be releasing the Iconia A1. We have yet to see an official announcement from Acer on the Iconia A1, however a recent leak is offering a look at the specs and pricing. Looking back, the Iconia B1 was introduced in January during CES and was touted as having a price point of less than $150.
Acer had a pretty mild showing, but we all had a feeling more was coming as they've continued their Android push. Today though, reports are surfacing that Acer's president revealed a quad-core smartphone from the company is in the works and coming soon. This will be their first quad-core smartphone.
Acer may end up with a rather large increase in terms of tablet shipments during the remainder of the year. According to a recent report, Acer may end up shipping a total of 10 million tablets in 2013. This includes a mix of Android and Windows tablets, however the Android side is the larger of the two groups. Assuming Acer meets the 10 million number for the year, that would mean a 400 percent year on year increase.
Liquid E1 smartphone, however Acer has recently come forward with an official announcement. More specifically, Acer has announced a pair of smartphones, the Liquid E1 and the Liquid Z2. Both are entry-level devices that are expected to begin rolling out in various countries.
Acer has already received some positive attention for its Iconia B1 tablet, which is a 7-incher that's aimed at the budget crowd. Looking to take a slice of Google's Nexus 7 pie isn't easy, but it seems that Acer wants to push forward by offering new budget-friendly tablets in 2013. Specifically, it appears that Acer CEO Linxian Lang told the China Times that it will have low-cost 8 and 10-inch tablets coming up later this year.
Acer isn't necessarily known for unveiling high-end smartphones so this latest shouldn't arrive with much surprise. The newest Acer handset is the Liquid E1 which will bring goodies to include a 4.5-inch display and dual-core 1GHz processor. Taking a step back from the mid-range specs though, we do have to give Acer some credit for the exterior design, which does seem to be an improvement.