Acer Iconia Tab A200 packs Tegra 2 processor, ICS update in the pipeline

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| December 2, 2011

Acer Iconia Tab A200

It was just earlier this week that we caught our first peek at the Acer Iconia Tab A200 as it joined a family on a nice camping trip, but today the slate is back from its vacation and ready for its introduction. Acer today made the Iconia Tab A200 officially official and shared the device's feature list, which includes a 10.1-inch 1280x800 display, 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1GB RAM, 16/32GB storage, microSD support, full-sized USB port, 3,260mAh battery, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Bummed about the A200's lack of Ice Cream Sandwich? Don't be, as Acer has said that an update to Google's latest dessert is expected in January. Shipments of the A200 began in some countries last month, but there's no mention in Acer's announcement of U.S. availability. As for pricing, Acer promises that the A200 will come at an "affordable price."

Overall the Iconia Tab A200 has the makings of a pretty average little tablet that should be pretty easy on the wallet, but the fact that Acer's planning to update it to Android 4.0 as soon as next month makes it a pretty attractive option for folks in the market for a new slate. Plus, if the promo video from Monday is any indication, the A200 could also make for a pretty nice camping companion if you don't feel like roughing it alone. More on the U.S. availability of the A200 as we get it.

Acer Presents the ICONIA TAB A200

The tablet for sharing good times with family at an affordable price

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (December 2, 2011) — Acer Inc. announces the release of the ICONIA TAB A200, the company’s latest tablet. Ideal for sharing good times via gaming, e-books, movies, music, photography, social networking and more, this tablet is an amazing hub of activity for people of all ages, and it comes at a very affordable price. Shipments in select countries include the Android 3.2 OS (code named Honeycomb) beginning in November. Shipments with Android 4.0 (code named Ice Cream Sandwich, or ICS) will start in January 2012 worldwide. A free ICS upgrade to current ICONIA TAB A200 users will also be made available at that time.

Priced right and looking sleek from all angles, the ICONIA TAB A200 stands out in Titanium Gray or Metallic Red. The rear side is soft to the touch and features an eye-catching pattern. Made especially for multimedia enjoyment, this tablet packs hardware and apps for loads of fun. Visuals are fantastic on the generous 10.1″ multitouch screen, and even thrilling games run smoothly thanks to the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Dual Core 1 GHz processor and gyrometer.

The ICONIA TAB A200 improves multitasking with the Acer Ring interface for setting easy-access apps from any screen. It also features Screenshot, which quickly captures web images, articles, Google Maps and even smiling faces from video calls. Screenshot can be used in any app on any screen for maximum convenience.

Adapted perfectly for mobility, this tablet has a full-size USB port for hooking up other devices and a MicroSD slot for passing data. A 2 MP web camera enables face-to-face chats for keeping friends and family close at hand wherever you are. Whether on the road or at home, sharing multimedia is easy; you can read an e-book or watch a streaming movie, anytime. For enhanced social networking the ICONIA TAB A200 includes Acer SocialJogger, which consolidates Facebook, Twitter and more.

Via Netbook News