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Review: Flipboard and Acer Iconia S300

Review: Flipboard and Acer Iconia S300

A must-have iPad app and another phone-cum-tablet

Flipboard Flipboard

Easier Reading

iPad owners, who have updated their devices to iOS 5, can download some great iOS 5 apps, including the marvellous Flipboard. This app, to which one can configure one's Facebook and Twitter accounts, allows the user to increase or decrease font sizes and takes up little storage space.

ALSO: If you have iOS 5, Business Today is available for download. It is the first Indian business magazine on the iTunes newsstand

+ve: Enables adjusting font sizes on iPads, earlier not possible
-ve: To download app, device must be updated to iOS 5
Price: Free

Acer Iconia S300
Acer Iconia S300
Acer Iconia S300
Needless convergence
The trend towards devices that are both 'large' phones and 'small' tablets is growing. Like the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Acer Iconia S300 tries to be both a large-screen phone and a small-screen tablet with a five-inch screen. But the fact is that most tablet owners still have a stand-alone phone, almost always a smartphone at that. The Iconia is not a bad device, the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset has a zippy processor and the phone/tablet has excellent media support. And for a device with good performance, it is not that hard on the wallet. It does not come with Ice Cream Sandwich, Google's latest Android operating system build. But its biggest problem is its awkward size, which is not something we are getting used to.
+ve: Good media support, great screen
-ve: Awkward size
Price: Rs 27,990

Compiled by Kushan Mitra

Published on: Jan 21, 2012, 12:00 AM IST
Posted by: Navneeta N, Jan 21, 2012, 12:00 AM IST