Acer Iconia Tab A200 goes official: Honeycomb initially, Ice Cream Sandwich from Jan 2012

Acer Iconia Tab A200 goes official: Honeycomb initially, Ice Cream Sandwich from Jan 2012
The Acer Iconia Tab A200 showed up in a promo video recently, but up until now there was nothing certain about the tablet as it wasn’t offiicially announced. This changes today as Acer was quick to confirm the leaks are true and the Iconia Tab A200 is indeed coming soon. Initially, starting in November for some market the tablet will ship with Honeycomb, but from January 2012, it will arrive pre-loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest of Android.

Except for that, there are little surprises about the new slate - it’s a dual-core Tegra 2 device with 1GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch display boasting a WXGA resolution of 1280x800 pixels. In terms of design it’s pretty conservative with no super slim profile but rather a middle-of-the-road 0.49” (12.4mm) thick body. It’s also relatively heavy tipping the scales at 25.4 ounces (720g). There will be two versions of the tablet: one in Titanium Grey and one in Metallic Red.

The most notable addition in the software department, is the Acer Ring. A pretty unique skin on top of the vanilla Honeycomb experience, it allows you to quickly access apps from any screen as well as take screenshots.

It also has one precious full-sized USB port, so you can jump straight into the post PC era and not use your computer for picture or other file transfers. Additionally, the 8GB or 16GB of pre-loaded memory could be expanded via a microSD card.

The only unknown remains the price tag, but we’ll update you on that as soon as we have more information. Except for that, what are your thoughts about the Iconia Tab A200, is this your next tablet?

source: Acer via Netbooknews



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ICONIA TAB A200
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3260 mAh

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3 Comments

1. evo-ninja

Posts: 32; Member since: May 23, 2011

some meat to feed the prime

2. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

A Tegra 2 chip will be ok cuz of ICS' hardware acceleration but it better have a pretty good price tag to compete in the level under the Asus Transformer Prime and the quad-core bunch.

3. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Talk about being late to the party...

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