Remember the Acer W4? After seeing it at IFA 2011, it seems that it's finally ready to make some first impressions, and its blind date is with France. Known officially as the Allegro, Acer's inaugural Windows Phone isn't going over the top in the spec department: it has a 3.
Acer introduced a couple of new E-Series smartphones yesterday, and accompanying them later this year will be a lower-end smartphone that falls into the budget range, the Liquid Z200. With this phone will come modest specs and the latest version of Android. As with the other products Acer has just revealed, information on the specs is slight.
The PiPO W4 is an ultra-budget tablet, the kind of tablet you’d expect to be running Android. But it’s not some less-than-worthy junker. It’s running Windows 8.1 - so there’s no way it’s not going to get done what you need to get done, right? We’ve run our fair share of low-cost tablets over the review bench.
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Joining the slew of odd gadgets that have surfaced in recent days is Acer's Selfie-Hat, which is exactly what it sounds like, only in the oddest way possible: a giant pink sombrero adorned with glittery stuff. The Selfie Brush pales in comparison. The Selfie-Hat is a giant sombrero equipped with a fold-down flap holding the maker's Iconia A-1 840 tablet. The face of the tablet is aimed towards the wearer, who can slide the hat in different directions to change the angle of their selfie. The hat is being shown off at London Fashion Week starting tomorrow, where those who want their own can have a consultation and order one in private.
Toshiba's touchscreen push isn't only about twisting and docking notebooks today , with the company also outing a trio of tablets measuring 10-inches or under. The Encore 2 - in 10- and 8-inch sizes - run Windows 8.1, while the Excite Go is smaller still, running Android 4.4 on a 7-inch screen.
There are several solutions on the market that allow you to get Android content from your smartphone or tablet to other devices, such as your TV. One of those solutions for getting content to your TV is Chromecast. If what you want is to get content from the smartphone to your PC, Acer has a new app coming called Acer Extend.
Acer has been busy at IFA 2014 in Berlin with new product announcements; it rolled out two new tablets yesterday with the Iconia Tab 10 and the Iconia One 8 . Today, Acer has rolled out a new smartphone that aims to entertain people while they are on the go called the Acer Liquid Z500.
But this is just a hypothetical example based on piecing together the rumors.A release preview is exactly what it sounds like — it's a near-finished version of the software the public gets to play with before the official release arrives.)Windows 8, introduced in 2012, ushered in some of the biggest changes in Windows history.
Lamboghinihas announced its first plug-in hybrid showpiece, and it's quite beautiful. The Asterion LPI 910-4 packs in a 5.2-liter V10 with 610 horsepower, and its trio of electric motors beef up that latter figure another 300 (hence the 910 moniker). Those numbers puts the hypercar in the same neighborhood asMcLaren's P1and theLaFerrari hybrid.
Google announced its plan to take on the billions of TV viewers in the world with a groundbreaking product that would blur the lines between internet and broadcast --four years ago. Executives from Dish Network, Best Buy, Sony, Logitech, Sony and Inteljoined the stagewith Google's then-CEO Eric Schmidt to herald the coming of a new era -- which never came.
But this is just a hypothetical example based on piecing together the rumors.When Microsoft introduced Windows 8 in 2012, it ushered in some of the biggest changes in Windows history. Windows 8 is meant to be a single software working seamlessly across traditional laptops, hybrids, and tablets.
Roku offers several different set-top boxes, each of which allows users to control them through a physical -- if not simple -- remote control or through the Roku mobile app. For owners who run Windows Phone, the latter option hasn't been a possibly until this week.
The nice thing about traveling for work is that you can hop in ataxiwithout worrying about the cost since, after all, you're not picking up the tab. The downside of that privilege is that, about a week or two after that, you'll have to sit down and tediously justify your expenditure to your boss.
Windows Phone users typically have to wait longer for apps and updates than their iOS and Android counterparts, but the latest BBC iPlayer rollout tips things back in Microsoft's favour. As part of itsongoing iPlayer revamp, the Beeb has pushed live an new version of the Windows Phone app, delivering up-to-date channel pages, themed programme collections and clearer categories.
When you hear the word "wearable," there's a good chance you think of a wristband, probably one that tracks your activity. Ever since Nike launched theFuelBand, your lower arm has become the main focus for fitness tech. Already the rot is setting in, though. Nikeis rumoredto be leaving the game completely (even ifrecent eventssuggest otherwise).
We came, we saw, we barked orders into a phone. Though Microsoft'sannual developer conferenceis technically called "Build Windows," we actually spent far more time at this year's event playing with handsets -- almost no PCs, come to think of it. Indeed, the star of the show was a husky-voiced lady (fembot?) namedCortana, Microsoft's new Siri-like personal assistant.
Whether companies like it or not, teasers and leaks are a fact of life. But sometimes, they accidentally give out information themselves, sometimes to the point that you wonder whether it was really an innocent clerical error or a cunning marketing ploy.
It's weird to think that before Microsoft spent a few billion euros toacquire Nokia's smartphone division, it didn't sell Windows Phone handsets directly on its online UK store. Now that Nokia isofficially part of the mothership, Redmond has begun getting its house in order and has made three Nokia smartphones available to buy direct. This means you can order the Windows Phone 8.