Acer launched this morning on its domestic market in Taipei, Taiwan the brand new 10.1-inch Android-powered tablet.
Acer Iconia Tab A200 is 12.4mm thicker than most tablets out there right now weighting 720 grams. The tab runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system out of the box, but it will easily be upgraded as early as January 2012 to the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The 10.1-inch WXGA capacitive touch screen with a 1280x800p resolution display,
A200 is not a quad-core tablet meaning it will arrive with NVIDIA’s Tegra2 1GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1GB of RAM. Acer’s 10″ tablet comes in two variants of color, a Grey and a Red model, both with Titanium Metallic cases and two option choices of built-in memory storage (8GB and 16GB). Apparently the slate doesn’t have a rear-facing camera only a 2MP camera in front for social networks video chat and calls. Battery’s capacity is 3260 mAh and sports up to 8 hours of video playback time.
According to Acer’s press-release the shipments started since November for a few selected countries that were not mentioned in the press statement. Iconia Tab A200 availability details were not mention, but we do know the the price tag which is USD $299.
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.