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Acer Iconia Tab A500 now sold in the Philippines

This Android Honeycomb tablet (16GB version) is now available for Php 21,999. The specifications initially caught my eye last year when I first read about it. The Acer Iconia Tab A500 (WiFi edition) comes in two varieties — 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. The 32GB version costs about Php 23,800+. It’s really got value in terms of price and specifications if you compare it with the other Android tablets being offered locally. And this is the first Android tablet that comes with Android Honeycomb that is available locally.

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Nvidia and Acer produces amazingly small PC that can play games

I’ve just read that Nvidia and Acer has announced a partnership that produces an amazingly small PC. Small enough to carry around yet powerful enough to play games such as Call of Duty 4 and Sim City 5. The Acer AspireRevo product uses Nvidia’s ION graphics chip that offers graphics performance that is said to be 5-10 times faster than traditional PC’s with integrated graphics.

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Acer Android mobile phone: Rumor or Truth

It looks like Boy Genius’ smart radar caught a photo of an upcoming Acer mobile phone. What’s blurry besides the photo is whether the cell phone, which might be announced in the upcoming Mobile World Congress this February, is powered by Android or not. The Acer mobile phone has a sliding keyboard and … that’s about it for now on the specs I guess.

We’ll just have to wait until next week when the Mobile World Congress opens up in Barcelona, Spain. Wish we could all join Acer in the announcement plus see all the other mobile goodies just waiting to get released to the public. Want to make a bet on how many Android mobile phones will be announced at the Mobile World Congress? Anyway, here’s the photo of the rumored (for now) Acer Android mobile phone courtesy of Boy Genius Report.

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Linux netbook market share dwindling down

I read an alarming article today about the reduction of the Linux netbook market share. It seems that the netbook market is experiencing a reduction in sales of Linux based units according to Acer. With Acer now overtaking netbook sales of Asus, I was curious as to the real reason why this is happening.

So I sort of went around computer shops to have a look at what was being sold. From the looks of it, it’s not because Linux is not a viable alternative to Windows. I see several reasons why the Linux based Acer units are actually not selling in the local market. If you’re a Linux user, maybe you can checkout what’s happening in your area and post them here for others to read. Here’s a list of my observations.

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