Acer announces 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android tablet for €249 and up

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To kick off IFA, Acer’s announcing a new tablet running Android Jelly Bean, the 10.1-inch Iconia A3. Available in both WiFi and 3G versions, the A3 will hit Africa, Europe and the Middle East in early October with a starting price of €249. The slate’s IPS panel sports a 1,280 x 800 resolution, and Acer’s… Read more »

ZTE Director arrives at US Cellular, takes charge of entry-level Android

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US Cellular has had precious few truly low-cost smartphones running an Android build that wasn’t baked in 2010. For those who’d like something a little fresher, the ZTE Director is here. While it’s only slightly ahead of the trailing edge with stock Ice Cream Sandwich, that’s an improvement on a category where Gingerbread still rules…. Read more »

Archos 116 Platinum tablet joins CES lineup with 11.6-inch IPS screen for $349

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How do you build a powerful, attractive 11.6-inch tablet that retails for $349? Well, you cut some corners when it comes to build quality, as we discovered when handling Archos’ 8 and 9.7-inch Platinum models last month at CES. The company’s latest slab features an identical quad-core 1.2GHz processor, eight-core GPU, 2 gigs of RAM,… Read more »