Acer Iconia A1-810 tablet pricing and specs revealed

Acer 7.9 Tablet

 

The A1-810 is said to be an upcoming device from Acer that at 7.9″ will be a competitor for the iPad mini.  Some of the specs that are just coming out state that it will pack 1GB of RAM, a 1.2GHz MediaTek MT8125 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU, and a 1024×768 IPS screen.  While the resolution matches that of the iPad mini, the Acer sports double the ram and a quad core vs dual core CPU.  It will also sport a VGA front camera with a 5MP rear camera which should come in handy with Google+ hangouts or skype video calling.

While it isn’t coming out for a few more months, Acer is also contemplating lowering its price point from $249 to $149 to help it gain traction in the competition against the big Apple.

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Nexus 7 Tip: Sending SMS Messages

Tablets are great for productivity, it’s so much easier to use them to complete everyday tasks when compared to using your smartphone, no matter what brand. But one thing which is always missing from tablets is being able to send SMS text messages, meaning you always need to have your phone close.

 

DeskSMS is a very popular application with Android users. It allows people to send text messages using the application, however it can also be set up on a number of other platforms including PC, meaning you can actually send texts from your computer.

DeskSMS works on tablets, but it’s ugly and isn’t without it’s bugs. However the developers have just released an extension to the app named TabletSMS, which brings a whole new tablet user interface to make it so much easier to use on the larger screens.

Obviously, the big tablet for Android at the moment is the Nexus 7, which is why I have titled the article as I have. However as far as I know, this should work with every Android tablet out there.

To get set up, simply install DeskSMS if you don’t already have it installed, then proceed to install the extension. The rest of the process should be pretty self explanatory.

I’m yet to try out the application on tablets as I own an iPad, but please let me know how it works!

Download – TabletSMS | DeskSMS

Introducing The Nexus 7

It’s been heavily rumoured for a long time now, and was even almost completely leaked just hours before the keynote, but finally Google have announced the Nexus 7 tablet.

Running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (article coming later tonight), the Nexus 7 is the latest addition to the Nexus family, and hopes to dominate the tablet market.

The Nexus 7 is heavily based around the Google Play, the media store released earlier this year.

Screen, 7inch (gorilla glass)

Variations, 8gb & 16gb

Battery, 8 hours

 Now the amazing part. The Nexus 7 starts shipping mid-July, for the mind-blowingly small price of £159, including £15 of free credit to spend in the Play Store. Tablets, maybe due to Apple setting the trend, have always been a very expensive device, often exceeding the price of a decent laptop. Good to see Google change things.

Source: Google Play