Acer Iconia A1 tablet announced with 7.9 IPS display, Android 4.1 and quad-core MediaTek CPU

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At Acer’s event held last night in New York City, the Taiwanese manufacturer announced a few new devices, one of them is an Android budget tablet dubbed Acer Iconia A1. Touted as the new one-handed Nexus 7 competitor due to its 7.9 IPS (1024×768) screen size (4:3 aspect ratio), the Iconia A1 looks more like a beefy iPad Mini, packs a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor and 8/16 internal storage option, built-in 3G.

Acer Iconia A1 tablet has some interesting touch features like the WakeApp which allows the owner of the tablet to access designated apps with multi touch gestures, for instance you can access your camera by keeping one finger from each hand on the screen, or any other app of your choice with a five finger touch.

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The A1 tablet will have a selling point of $169 for the 8GB and about $199 for the 16GB in the U.S.

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