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Acer chairman JT Wang says tablet fever is cooling

Acer chairman JT Wang says tablet fever is cooling

The sales of tablets are still growing rapidly on the computer market today. Tablets are taking a big chunk of buyers that would otherwise go to notebooks leaving companies with margins that don’t look good in the wake of sales decreases. Acer announced a quarterly loss for Q2 and the loss was blamed on the success of the iPad. Despite the Acer loss being laid at the feet of a tablet, Acer's chairman JT Wang says that tablet fever is already cooling.

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Acer reports first quarterly loss, victim of iPad success

Acer reports first quarterly loss, victim of iPad success

Acer is the second largest PC manufacturer in the world with a record winning streak of quarterly earnings only to be dashed with a worse-than-expected quarterly loss reported today. The company has seen its netbook sales eaten away by the popularity of tablets while the company has struggled with internal strategy transitions in the first half of the year.

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Iconia Tab A100 Review

Iconia Tab A100 Review

It is true that Acer only a few months ago brought us one of the first round of Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets In the Iconia Tab A500, a 10-inch tablet with a thin metal backing attached to one of the cheapest prices on the market. What we've got now is only the second 7-inch tablet on the market and the first one to carry any version of Honeycomb. Furthermore, this A100 7-inch Acer tablet is the world's first Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet, 3.2 being the first tablet-oriented Google mobile OS made for tablets of under 10 inches in size. This tablet is not meant to be the thinnest tablet on the market, and neither this nor the original Samsung Galaxy Tab 7-inch tablet are likely to be winning the tablet fashion show, but what we DO have here is a nice little "tween" sized Android device toting NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual-core processor - will it carve its own piece out of the tablet market pie due to it's relatively unique nature?

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Iconia Tab A100 Unboxing and hands-on [video]

Iconia Tab A100 Unboxing and hands-on [video]

The 7-inch form factor may have opened up the Android tablet market, with Samsung's Galaxy Tab paving the way even before Google believed the platform was ready for slates, but since then all has been quiet on the tweener front. Honeycomb's unsuitability for medium-sized screens left several companies with their tablets on the back-burner; those that did launch, like HTC with the Flyer, stuck to smartphone versions of Android rather than risk poor compatibility. Now, bringing Android 3.2 Honeycomb to market comes the Acer Iconia Tab A100, a 7-inch dual-core model promising the performance of its bigger siblings but the pocket-friendliness of a filofax.

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Archos Arnova 8 G2 Android Tablet Seen at FCC

Archos Arnova 8 G2 Android Tablet Seen at FCC

The folks at Archos have delivered their newest iteration of the Arnova 8 G2 tablet to the FCC, showing off both internal views and accessories that will be included with the tablet as it reaches store shelves in the near future. This device has appeared at the FCC previously but has not until this point been seen by the public in photos as clear as what's been seen today. Two lovely silver rulers frame the device in all its glory in the main image here in this post.

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Acer founder: Tablets are fads, Post-PC is misguided

Acer founder: Tablets are fads, Post-PC is misguided

Acer's founder has described both tablets and Ultrabooks as short-term "fads" and scolded PC manufacturers to look to Apple's "outside-the-box thinking" with the iPad; however, the outspoken ex-exec is also unconvinced by Steve Jobs' insistence that we now live in a "post-PC" world. Stan Shih, who founded what we now know as Acer in 1976, argued that - in contrast to Apple's marginalization of the computer - PCs remain the basis of the IT industry.

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2011 The Year of NVIDIA dominating Android Superphones and tablets

2011 The Year of NVIDIA dominating Android Superphones and tablets

The year 2011 has been a time of many advancements for Android, not least of all in the land of processors. In the United States, the Motorola ATRIX 4G was the first dual-core Android handset to hit the shelves, while the first dual-core tablet was the Motorola XOOM. Besides both of these devices being Motorola, what's do they both have in common? They've both got the power of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor inside. From the very start of this dual-core revolution here in the USA, NVIDIA has been dominating the market.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Beats Apple iPad 2 In Display Contest

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Beats Apple iPad 2 In Display Contest

Apple's iPad 2 has been carrying the torch for the best quality display, but a recent comparison test suggests that it may be ousted by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The test was conducted by DisplayMate, comparing the iPad 2 display to that of various other Android tablets in addition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, including the Motorola XOOM, Acer Iconia Tab A500, and the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.

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