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Acer® Announces Iconia smart phones and tablet PCs

Acer like many other manufacturers is adopting the Android Honeycomb operating system in a big way. AT the MWC 2011 the Honeycomb based Iconia A100 and A500 were announced. Apart from these two tablets, a large display based smartphone, the Iconia Smart, was also announced. The third tablet, the W500 was released in Europe, however running the AMD Fusion and the Windows Phone 7 OS, also comes with a docking station. The A100 and A500 have the Tegra 2 processor and runs on the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.

The Iconia Smart has a 4.8-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1000 x 850 pixels. Using a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the smartphone sports a front facing 2 mega pixel camera. It also sports an 8 mega pixel LED Flash camera at the back. The Iconia Smart runs the Android 2.3 OS and has features of HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 plus EDR for connectivity.

The Iconia A100 is an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, with a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen. It uses the NVIDIA GeForce GPU, offering 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth services. The Acer Iconia A100 uses the NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU and includes the USB 2.0 port. A 2 megapixel front – facing camera and a 5 megapixel camera, on the back, are available on the tablet. It also has 8 GB storage space. It also consists of dual speakers.  The device will be available in Wi-Fi and 3G versions. Like the A500, the A100 is also scheduled to come to Verizon, 4G LTE network, slated to be released in April this year. The most unique feature of the A100 is the Acer’s Zones software. With the tapping of the touch screen, gaming, multimedia, reading, or social networking, brings up menu screens, with lists of apps that fit each category, such as an e-reader and magazine store in the Reading Zone, and themed wallpaper like a set of book shelves in the background. An attractive social jogger in the form of a graphical wheel allows access to your contacts’ social feeds.

The Iconia A500 tablet has Android 3.0 version with a larger screen in its 10.1 inch capacitive multi-touch screen display. It uses a customized Acer User interface, powered by Tegra 2 processor. It also consists of NVIDIA GeForce GPU, a 5 mega pixel rear facing camera and a front facing web cam, 1 GB RAM and 16 or 32 GB of storage space. The Iconia A500 will be made available through the Verizon 4G LTE network. It also consists of Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth.

The W500 however, in Europe, is also available with a docking station / keyboard, housing a single USB port and an Ethernet connection. This 10.1 inch multi-touch slate is powered by the AMD C-50 processor and has the AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics processor. The operating system is Windows Phone 7.

ASUS® E600 WP7 Smartphone

With ASUS E600 WP7 smartphone, the company finally moves to Windows OS for its phone. ASUS is preparing to launch a smartphone running on the Windows OS and has already screened it at FCC. The ASUS E600 is the only ASUS smartphone powered by the Windows Phone 7 OS. ASUS E600 has a stylish black matte finish, an aluminum front and a plastic back with a USB port. It has a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen with a WVGA resolution.

The phone is powered by a 1GHz processor and 512 MB RAM. It has a 5 MP camera with LED flash and offers 720p video recording with a 1300mAh Li-Ion standard battery. The Windows Phone 7 OS supports a large WVGA screen, minimum hardware buttons (start, back, search, camera and photo), a capacitive multi-touch screen, high processing and multi tasking capabilities, multiple connectivity options like Wi-Fi etc mapping with AGPS and a high resolution camera among other features. It appears to be built around the Zune HD platform.

The ASUS E600 phone boasts of a powerful AMOLED screen display, a 5.2 megapixel camera at the back, and supports midrange HD shooting. It will be bearing a close resemblance to Zune HD. This device could be ASUS’s passport into the US phone market; currently ASUS has made its presence felt with the EeePC line.

Microsoft also needs more handset partners to hold its own in the OS market against Android and iOS. Partners like LG are voicing concern over Windows 7 being a winning platform or not. Currently Android is ruling the roost. Microsoft along with its carrier partners, AT&T and T-Mobile, are expecting an increase in revenue with the launch of Windows Phone 7.

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