We were delighted to be invited to the UK launch of the Acer Iconia A1 Android tablet yesterday in London. It was great to see the new, sleek 7.9″ tablet demoed by Lucy Yang, Acer Product Manager from Switzerland. The below are photos taken from the event as well as the official press release. We’re told the Iconia A1 has already attracted plenty of interest from top retailers and hopefully we’ll be seeing it hit the shelves by the end of this month.

Here are the key features…

  • Sleek design, slim size makes it perfect for one-handed use
  • Quad-core processors for faster media performance
  • Vibrant visuals on 20.1 cm (7.9”) LED-backlit display with IPS technology and 5MP camera
  • Great all-day companion with 7-hour battery life ideal for modern day explorers, adventurers, digital freaks and busy mobile executives

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So is it iTablet or iSlate now? Confusing isn’t it? No one is certain, but after it was revealed that Apple had bought the domain islate.com in 2007, many now speculate that Steve Jobs had been planning this all along and that the device we’re about to see will be called iSlate. I personally think the name iSlate is an awful name for a tablet and believe this is just coincidental that we find out about this just one month before we think Apple is due to announce their iTablet Mac – the date for this is thought to be 26th 27th of January.

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Its arrived everyone, the inevitable. Microsoft’s latest OS update in the last three years, how many of you have been looking forward to it? Microsoft has just held an event where Windows 7 officially gets on the way. For those thinking of making the update, you must be aware that there is no support for direct upgrade from Windows XP, only Windows Vista.

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