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Acer Android phone & tablets unveiled, app store incoming

Acer Android phone & tablets unveiled, app store incoming

Acer has showcased two new tablets and a smartphone running Google’s Android operating system, as it looks to snare itself a piece of the booming slate market.

Check out Acer's iPad challengers in the clip below

The as yet unnamed smartphone packs a reassuringly expansive 4.8 inch display with 1024 x 480 resolution, a none-too-shabby eight megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video recording in lush HD.

It’s also got a 1.3 front facing camera for FaceTime-esque video calling, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 6-axis motion sensing, HDMI out, and “LED edge lighting”.

The tablets, also yet to be given official titles, offer similarly high-end spec sheets. The first packs a ten-inch TFT display, a five megapixel camera at the back and a secondary snapper for video calling, plus support for Flash Player 10.1. Its little brother is home to a seven-inch screen with WXGA resolution (1280 x 800) and a 1.2Ghz processor.

Both tablets will run the latest version Honeycomb out of the box, with Acer’s UI 4.5 over the top. Acer remains strangely tight-lipped about the edition of the OS we can expect on the smartphone, however.

Alongside the device announcements, the company also confirmed plans for an App Store dubbed Alive for Windows Phone 7 smartphones and will open its doors for business in the UK in December. An Android version is incoming at some stage during Q2 next year.

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