AT&T announced yesterday (March 22nd) at the CTIA that they will be releasing the ACER Iconia Tab A501 sometimes this summer to compete with Verizon’s Motorola Xoom and the HTC Evo View.
The Acer Iconia Tablet will feature:
- NVIDIA Tegra 250 1GHz dual core processor with integrated graphics
- 10.1-inch high resolution display
- 5 megapixel rear-facing camera
- front-facing camera
- 1080P HDMI out
- 4G connectivity
We haven’t been able to have a price for this tablet but if I had to guess, it will be a bit cheaper than the Xoom but that doesn’t mean that it will be as polished as the Motorola Beast! Acer is known for bringing value over quality so I am not really sure how this tablet will turn out but if price is your motive, the Acer IConia A501 tablet may be the one for you.
Hit the spoiler for AT&T’s press release:
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AT&T Network to Support Acer’s High Performance, Android-powered 4G Tablet
10.1-inch, HD Ready, Android 3.0 4G Device Launching in Q2 2011
DALLAS, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 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.
For more information on AT&T, please visit www.att.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.