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[News] Acer Chooses Linux for Phones, More Android/Linux Phones Coming

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Acer Android Phone Coming This Year 

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| Acer said it would be releasing this year a smartphone that's powered by the 
| Google-backed Android operating system. 
| 
| The PC maker jumped in the smartphone market this year with its Tempo line of 
| devices. The company is looking to capture up to 5% of the growing smartphone 
| market within five years by offering handsets that are free with contract or 
| have a low price.    
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/personal_tech/smartphones/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217600479&subSection=News

Android phone number 2 coming to 3 

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| Since it runs the Android operating system, you'll get the usual features 
| including Google Maps (complete with Street View's compass mode), the 
| application marketplace, and other Google services such as Talk, Gmail, 
| Calendar and YouTube.   
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/25157/1054/


Recent:

Acer Aspire Revo hits retail, is surprisingly affordable

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| Today, the supposedly-affordable-and-tiny 1080p-capable PC has become
| available at Play.com, and it's... well, surprisingly affordable. Today's
| listings show the base model - equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N230
| processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8GB SSD, GeForce 9400M graphics and a Linux
| operating system - etailing at a cost of £149.99.
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http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=18476


Acer ponders Android smartphone

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| Acer has followed in the footsteps of arch rival Asus with talk of possible
| plans to launch an Android-based smartphone.
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/04/30/acer_android_smartphone/


Thin Acer Aspire One netbook suggests SSD, Linux

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| Before Acer moved to 10-inch netbooks from 8.9-inch versions, it used such a
| slot to bolster the limited storage capacity for its SSD-equipped Aspire
| Ones.
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http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/02/24/new.acer.aspire.one.images/


One month of living with an Acer Aspire One and Fedora 10

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| Personally, I like the little fellow and Fedora 10 works well! ;-)
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http://meanderingpassage.com/2009/02/05/one-month-of-living-with-an-acer-aspire-one-and-fedora-10/


Acer Aspire One and Fedora 10

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| This particular Netbook has been on the market a while and
| a number of people have shared their experiences with
| changing the operating system. My first thought was to
| install the latest version of Ubuntu Linux but research
| seemed to indicate that Fedora 10 was perhaps a little more
| compatible with the Aspire One hardware and would require
| less command line tinkering.
|
| I’m sure the situation of Linux release compatibility is
| constantly changing so my choice may not match your own
| decision.
|
| Not being sure how successful this Linux transformation
| would be, I decided to leave Windows XP on the Aspire One
| and have it dual-boot Linux and Windows. What follows are
| the basic steps for accomplishing this from the 10,000 foot
| level. You can find much more detail and knowledge here,
| here and here.
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http://meanderingpassage.com/2009/01/01/acer-aspire-one-and-fedora-10/


Review: Acer Aspire One

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| So overall, I like the Aspire One. It's much better than the similarly priced
| Asus Eee PC 701, but I will be installing Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex on it this
| weekend already.
|
| Rating: 8/10
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http://www.osnews.com/story/20465/Review_Acer_Aspire_One


The Acer Aspire One Netbook Review

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| We'll be taking a look at the Acer's Aspire One, which makes its debut into
| the rough and ever-evolving world of the netbook market. Featuring an
| 8.9-inch screen packed into a compact frame, this version of the Aspire One
| that we're reviewing uses Linux and has only 8GB of storage space, similar to
| the earlier ASUS Eee PC models. Size wise, this unit is slightly bigger than
| the Eee PC 901, but still smaller than the MSI Wind NB U100.
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http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/view.php?cid=14&id=2619


Acer Aspire One: the new sub-laptop to beat?

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| Mind you, the 120GB HDD-equipped One is only down as £30 more and comes with
| 1GB of memory rather than 512MB, though that's plenty for Linux and do you
| really want a hard drive in a machine that's going to be chucked around a
| lot? Well, at least you have the choice.
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/07/16/eb_acer_aspire_one/


Related:

Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.
|
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and
| Lenovo.
|
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said.
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http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=9579
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