Acer Liquid S1 with 5.7 inch 720p display, 1.5 GHz quad core processor announced

Computex has just begun in Taipei and Acer is already leading the pack with a steady stream of announcements. The company has just announced the launch of a brand new large screened Android smartphone. Called the Liquid S1, it packs a 720p 5.7 inch screen. Aimed at emerging markets in Asia and Europe, it will come equipped with dual SIM card slots. There are no plans to bring the smartphone to the US and hence it lacks LTE radios which are critical for the market.

Acer Liquid S1

Powering the smartphone is a 1.5Ghz quad core Mediatek processor. This is paired with 1GB of memory which should be more than sufficient to facilitate multitasking. The software on top is Android 4.2 with an almost stock interface layer. That is not to say that the handset is running stock Android 4.2 because Acer has taken the time out to make some fairly useful additions to the software. Holding down on the multitasking button reveals a pop up window that offers shortcuts to windowed apps. This functionality is somewhat similar to the pop up window functions seen on Samsung’s Android handsets.  Continue reading “Acer Liquid S1 with 5.7 inch 720p display, 1.5 GHz quad core processor announced”

Sony Tablet – S1 and S2 Honeycomb Tablets announced

Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corp has announced the Sony Tablet and has shown off 2 devices the S1 and S2 which are Android Honeycomb tablets. The S1 is a tablet aimed at rich media entertainment while the S2 is aimed at mobile communication and entertainment. Bear in mind that these devices are just codenames and we will know the real names once the company launches them in Fall 2011.

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Sony Set to Release Honeycomb Tablet in US by Summer

According to the CEO Sir Howard Stringer, Sony is all set to release an Android 3.0 Honeycomb based tablet. The details were revealed at the same event where we received information regarding the Apple iPhone 5 camera.

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