Updated budget Acer Android tablets will appear at CES 2014
Acer will be adding to its Iconia tablet range with two updated models, the company has revealed. The revised Iconia A1-830 and Iconia B1-720, upgraded from the earlier Iconia A1and B1 respectively, will be joined at CES next week by the revised C720P Chromebook, an updated model of the touchscreen noteboook the company revealed in late November, though with some slight changes.
IdeaPad A1 due with 1GHz CPU, 7-inch screen
Lenovo will soon begin offering an entry-level Android tablet with the IdeaPad A1. The seven-inch tablet will cost $200 to start and run on Android 2.3. That OS will be customized with Lenovo's own launcher software as seen on the K1, however, even with the non-tablet OS.
iPhone speed tests give nod to ATT, Israel
Ookla founder and Speedtest.net creator Doug Suttles has run tests that show the AT&T iPhone holding the 3G performance lead in the US but still trailing well behind much of the world. In step with AT&T's use of 7.2Mbps HSPA for its 3G versus Verizon's 3.1Mbps EVDO Revision A, the original iPhone carrier was benchmarked roughly twice as fast on average, pulling roughly 1.7Mbps downstream and 712Kbps upstream compared to Verizon's 804Kbps and 502Kbps. The testing is consistent with early reviews and was reflective of the apparent tradeoff in the US, where Verizon users trade speed for reliability.