With the second-quarter shipments of Taipei-based Acer marking the first quarterly gain for the company in two years, the third-ranking computer manufacturer grabbed 11 percent market share during the quarter; and thus recorded a turnaround from its first annual loss in 2011.
According to the statistics shared by data researcher Gartner on Wednesday, Acer outperformed a 0.1 percent computer industry decline during the second quarter, to climb 3.6 percent year-on-year; thereby recording its first increase since the same quarter in 2010.
The Computex 2012 trade conference in Taipei witnessed Acer unveil a bevy of devices running Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, with the impressive new lineup boasting top to bottom touch support as well as an evident focus on flexibility.
The Windows 8-enabled devices introduced by Acer at the conference included a couple of Aspire S7 series of ultrabooks --- a 13-inch model and an 11.6-inch model; both of which have aluminum unibody construction and full HD screens that are capable of folding back 180 degrees so as to allow the system to lie flat.
According to reports, Acer has started shipping its latest Android 4.0 `Ice cream Sandwich'-powered tablet offering - the Iconia Tab A510 - which is now available from the company online store, and will hit the retail stores in the coming weeks.
Priced at $449, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is fully loaded with the Android 4.0 version, and also boasts a 10-inch screen; a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor; 1 GB of RAM; 32 GB built-in storage capacity; a microSD card slot; a
5-megapixel rear camera; and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.
Taiwanese electronic giant Acer used Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unveil its two Android-based smartphones, viz. the Liquidmini and BeTouch E210.
The stylish chrome edges of the Liquidmini make it slightly resemble other handsets in the Liquid range. It runs Android OS 2.2, and comes equipped with a 3.2-inch multi-touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera and a 600MHz processor.
Other striking features of the Liquidmini include a built-in FM radio, 512MB of RAM, a pre-installed 2GB MicroSD card, WiFi, Bluetooth and DLNA support.
Renowned computer manufacturer Acer has come up with a new 10.1-inch netbook, called the Aspire One Happy.
Equipped with the latest Intel Atom dual-core Atom N550 processor, the Aspire One Happy comes pre-installed with two operating systems viz. the Android and Windows 7.
Striking features of the 1.25kg-netbook include Intel's Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, a multi-in-one card reader, 250GB of storage. The WSVGA high-brightness display of the 24mm thin device features aspect ratio of 16:9.
Liquid Metal Acer smartphone, which remained a hot topic for online rumors over the past few months, has finally been unveiled by Taiwanese manufacturer Acer.
The Android-powered smartphone comes equipped with a 3.6-inch touchscreen, a Qualcomm 7230 800MHz processor and a front-facing 5-megapixel photo snapper that features LED flash, image stabilization and facial recognition.
The handset runs Google's Android 2.2 operating system, and also features Acer's Breeze UI, 802.11n wireless, 3G connectivity and Adobe Flash support.
Computer manufacturer Acer has announced that availability of its Aspire 5745DG netbook in the United Kingdom.
Acer boasts of its new Aspire 5745DG netbook’s ability to allow users to convert 2D images to 3D one whenever they like.
3D experience on the 15.6-inch LED blacklit, full high-definition display featuring 120Hz refresh rate, is Cinecrystal. The Taiwanese company said that this would improve visuals and colour at the same time as sharpening detail and declining power consumption.
Computer giant Acer has lengthened its Aspire line by adding Aspire One Happy netbook computer that run the Android smartphone operating system alongside Windows 7.
The 1.25KG-Aspire One Happy runs Android 2.1 operating system, and comes equipped with an LED backlit 10.1-inch screen, 250GB of storage and an Intel Atom N450 or dual-core Intel Atom N550.
It also features Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 2GB of memory, WiFi and the potential for embedded 3G. It is 24mm in thickness and has a six-cell battery
Acer is reportedly preparing to launch its new Android-powered smartphones, the Liquid Metal, in the UK in late October.
The sleek-looking Acer Liquid Metal smartphone will run the latest version of Google’s operating system, Android 2.2 or Froyo.
The upcoming handset will feature a 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen, an 800MHz ARM-based Qualcomm processor, Dolby Mobile support, 512MB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 and a custom Acer UI.
The camera has not been detailed, but the leaked pictures show that it will have a built-in camera with a LED Flash.
Acer founder Stan Shih has claimed that Apple offerings are "mutant viruses", aiming to cannibalize the PC market.
The interview with Shih claimed that Apple offerings such as iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, were eating the market share at an increasing rate. He added that PC manufacturers are soon developing the range of updates to cure the 'virus' and segregate it.
The founder praised Apple Chief for taking a new strategy to his PC competitors, who stated that he is "looking for revolution" to uplift the firm's position.
There will have to be an increase in the price, if one asks for something better than a 10.1in screen, 1GB of RAM and onboard graphics. The $25 gift card however makes the offer an appealing one, as the Acer Aspire One AO532 priced at $449, is being termed as the well rounded entry level netbook.
The popularity enjoyed by Aspire One, is however more like an aspiration for Acer and its recent range of netbooks. The 10.1in Aspire One 533 too is in line without any repetition from the previous ones, accompanied by a
Acer’s new Android-powered smartphone, the Liquid Stream, will make its UK debut on August 9th, according to information available on the electronics retailer Expansys’ website.
The Liquid Stream runs on Android OS 2.1 and come with a lot of striking features such as 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 3.7-inch capacitive AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels, a 5MP camera with HD-ready video recording capacity, 512MB of RAM and 2GB internal memory.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer’s new Aspire One D260 netbook that has a 10.1-inch LCD WSVGA display with a resolution of 1,024x600-pixels will go on sale on July 1.
The Aspire One D260 features an Intel Atom 1.66GHz N455 processor, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, 250GB hard drive and a three-cell battery.
It also offers integrated WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, Ethernet connectivity, a multi-card reader, built-in webcam, three USB ports and Acer's Acer AC adapter.
Acer has introduced special edition of its Liquid E Ferrari smartphone to Indian market.
The new Liquid E Ferrari smartphone is fine combination of great performance, design excellence and quality materials.
The smartphone runs on Android 2.1 operating system and features a 3.5-inch high resolution capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, a 768 MHZ Snapdragon processor and a 5megapixel camera with auto-focus, geo-tagging and ISO options.
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