We've already seen a handful of tablets make their debut at CTIA this week, but when it comes to those large-screened slabs, there's no such thing as "too many," right? Right. One of the newest tablets to come out of CTIA is the Acer Iconia Tab A501, which is slated to hit AT&T sometime this summer. As for specs, you're looking at a 10.1-inch 1280x768 display, 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 250 processor, 5 megapixel rear camera, a "high definition" FFC, and Android 3.0. For those of you that prefer Verizon, there's an LTE-equipped version of the Iconia Tab, the A500, planned for launch on Big Red that's expected to hit next month.
We'll have to wait for more spec and pricing info before making a final judgment on the Iconia Tab A501, but it'll certainly be nice to have another tablet available on AT&T's airwaves, especially since the carrier's current tablet lineup consists only of the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. What say you, readers? Does the Iconia Tab A501 look like a tablet competitor?
AT&T Network to Support Acer's High Performance, Android-Powered 4G Tablet
10.1-inch, HD Ready, Android 3.0 4G Device Launching Q2 2011
Dallas, Texas, March 22, 2011
AT&T*, today announced plans to support Acer’s first 4G tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A501, on the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network beginning this summer.
The 10 inch Acer Iconia Tab A501 will feature the Android 3.0 operating system with Android Marketplace, and an NVIDIA Tegra 250 1GHz dual core processor with integrated graphics for the fastest HD gaming, web and multimedia experience.
Designed for both consumers and small business customers, the tablet will also sport a high-resolution display with a wide viewing angle to view super sharp video and other multimedia content. It will come equipped with a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, a high definition front-facing camera for video chat, and an HDMI port for playing 1080p video on a high definition big screen TV.
“Consumers are seeking cutting-edge mobile computing devices and we look forward to giving them another great choice with the Acer Iconia Tab A501,” said David Haight, vice president of business development, AT&T Emerging Devices. “This tablet is packed with features that will enable HD gaming and exceptional video playback. It offers a first-class on-the-go entertainment experience.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with AT&T on mobile solutions that allow consumers to remain connected and entertained in any environment,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “The Acer Iconia Tab A501 combined with AT&T’s wireless service enables consumers to enjoy their favorite movies, games, blogs and social networking sites on the go.”
Distribution and pricing will be announced at launch, expected in the second quarter.
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