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Acer Iconia W3 and Nokia's Lumia 520, Lumia 900 go on sale

Acer Iconia W3

We've covered numerous deals recently, but here are a few more for you to digest. The Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet, Lumia 520 and Lumia 900 have each had their prices slashed. So how much will you be looking to be forking out should you wish to invest in one of the products?

The Iconia W3 from Acer is its 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, sporting the full version of Microsoft's desktop OS. Live Hot Deals has spotted the tablet going on sale at the Microsoft Store for just $249. Whether you're up for reading, browsing the web or cracking on with same gaming, the Iconia W3 is a sweet investment. Check out our hands-on footagefor a quick peek at what you'd be getting.



Lumia 520

Lumia Goodness

Nokia has a massive array of products available, including the new Lumia 1020 and Lumia 925 to suit those with expensive tastes. What about folk who would like a bargain? The Lumia 900 is currently listed on 1 Sale A Day for $169, which was discovered through Live Hot Deals. Do note that it's a Windows Phone 7.8 handset.

Finally, we have the unlocked Lumia 520. Expansys has the Lumia 520 listed for $169 (same as the 900 above). Packing Windows Phone 8, a dual-core chip and Super Sensitive Touch, it's a little power house. It's worth noting that not many are left in stock so act quickly.

 

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Acer Iconia W3 and Nokia's Lumia 520, Lumia 900 go on sale

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I actually think the 520's camera is better, even if it has less megapixels, no flash, and no front camera. The 520 is a LOT better than the 900.

You also have better OS:
- More future-proof eco-system over WP7
- IMO, more stable
- WAAAAY Improved Nokia software bundled with it
- More features
I would certainly take a 520 over a 900. No question.

The resolutions/screen quality I thought were different. My brothers 521 at least seemed a lot less vivid than I remember the 900 or my 928. Also, this one is probably opinion-based, but the outer materials differ, too, so the better is your call.

It must be a clearance sale, there is no chance of Nokia making new Lumia 900 when they are already busy pumping out an entire portfolio of WP8 handsets: 520,620,625,720,820, 810,822,920,925,928,1020.

Still not a fire sale on the W3 yet...i am not jumping on the bandwagon either by saying this but I've seen the screen and the dotty and hazy look is pretty tough...

I hear solid rumours (is that an oxymoron?) that a refresh of the W3 is coming out in September with a better screen. If they keep the price the same then I'm all over it.

Yes, Acer is reportedly replacing the crappy screen on the W3 with a Good 1080P panel but the price will go up.

I'm waiting for the price to drop to $99. Which I can't imaginbe not being far off. Screen is terrible but for $100, we should be able to deal with it.

W3 js the worst screen you could imagine. I was given one for free at Build and I never touch it. Perfect size for me but the screen is unusable.

With or without a keyboard? I think I would enjoy a 7-8" over a 10" tablet, but it would be a moot point if the keyboard was either bulky or too cramped. I am very interested to see Microsoft's keyboard solution with a 7-8" device.

I'll gladly take it off your hands for a good price! SRS! PM me if you're interested.

Thanks for the heads up. Just ordered a W3. Hoping the screen isn't too bad for me. Can't beat Windows 8 and full Office 2013 on a device for that price. Now, I just have to ease my wife into the idea of me having it. :)

I have the W3 and find it very pleasant to use, I use it mostly for Outlook. It's just awesome to have full client outlook in a truly mobile form!

That's what I'm thinking. I'm really anxious to get it. I think I'll be able to overlook the screen quality issues. Probably be a non issue for me. Can you give me your honest opinions of the screen quality???

The screen really is a personal thing. I saw one ay Currys last week and thought it looked *okay*.
A lot of people disagree with me. Pretty much every web reviewer called it "horrible". But if it drops to around £100, i wouldn't mind.

Got mine in the mail this past Monday.  Gotta say that I am more than pleasantly surprised with the w3.  Maybe a bit of reverse psychology is involved having seen so many bad reviews, but I'm really digging it.  The screen is not the best, as others have stated, but the computer as a whole was way worth the 250.00 I paid for it.  The Iconia W3 is a fantastic start, and I am very happy to have mine.  Should I have waited for the 2nd gneration???  Maybe, but I'm not disappointed with my decision. 

so i have to pay an extra 70 bucks to have carrier meddling removed?  fuck that....they should be the same price.  att is NOT subsidizing that phone.

I was planning obn buying one of those acer 8 inch tablets to replace my dead BB PlayBook. I hear thy camera is pretty bad, as well as the screen. Does anyone here know if this device is a good buy or should I wait for the updated one that is coming in a couple months?