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Acer Iconia A500 Tablet Overview; Dual-Core & Honeycomb Ready

January 11, 2011 - Written By Scott Beard

CES 2011 was jam-packed with Tablet releases, one of which was the Acer Iconia A500. While a finished version is still some time off, a prototype was on hand at the show. The guys from AndroidandMe hand a chance to get their hands on the possible future tablet, giving a quick report on what they thought.

The Iconia A500 that was present was equipped with Android 2.2 OS, far from what you would expect. Acer did say that since the model on display was a prototype, the finished version would come ready with Android Honeycomb OS. The rest of the tablet specs were nothing to be embarrassed about. It features a 1o-inch capacitive display (capable of tracking 8 simultaneous touch points), NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and a full aluminum case. The A500 was sporting plenty of ports as well,  including USB, microUSB, docking connection, and a dedicated charging connection. The tablet is said to have support for the 4G LTE network of its possible future home on Verizon, although at the show it appeared that the device was not activated on that network just yet.

Compared to the rest of CES’s tablet showdown, the A500 is surely a worthy device. We’ll just have to see if it makes it from prototype, to finished product. If not, I think we have plenty of other options. You can see the rest of the known specs below.

The Acer Iconia A500 includes:

  • Honeycomb, Android OS 3.0
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB internal storage
  • Ports include Mini HDMI, full USB, and MicroUSB
  • Verizon LTE 4G capability
  • Dual cameras: 5 MP rear, 2 MP front
  • 1280 x 800 resolution that uses a viewing angle of 80 degrees
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with GeForce (1 GHz)

Source: AndroidandMe