Acer Announces the new Iconia 7 with Phone Functionality and KitKat

April 29, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The second of the two tablets that Acer announced this morning in New York City include the Iconia 7. Earlier we talked about the Iconia One 7 which was powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 processor. This one is also powered by that same processor. In fact, almost all of the internals are the same on the Iconia 7 and the Iconia One 7. However the Iconia 7 does have a bit shorter battery life, and that is due to the 3G connectivity. And the ability to make and receive calls from this tablet. The other difference is that it has Android 4.4 Kitkat out of the box and the Iconia One 7 does not, it sports Android 4.2. The Iconia 7 also features an anti-fingerprint coating, which sounds like a really nice feature, but we’ll have to wait until we get a review unit to check that out.

The Iconia 7 is heading to Europe, Asia and the Middle East in June for â‚¬149 and Latin America for MX$1,990. Which it’s priced just a bit higher than the Iconia One 7. For those intereted, we have the full press release down below along with an image gallery of pictures of the Iconia 7. 

Acer today unveiled the Acer Iconia Tab 7(¹) at its “A Touch More Connected” launch event in New York. Equipped with phone functionality and 3G connectivity, the Iconia Tab 7 is the marriage of the two most used consumer devices — a tablet and phone — together in a super portable, premium-looking design with a vibrant 7-inch screen.  Users can use 3G to browse, keep in touch, stay current on news, events and social networks, as well as enjoy voice calls.

A slim design with premium look and feel 
The slim Acer Iconia Tab 7 has a premium look and feel with a clean and simple design of anodized silver. The 0.89 cm (0.35 inches) thin body, narrow 11.6 cm (4.6 inches) width and light 298 g (0.66 lb) weight makes the Iconia Tab 7 extremely comfortable to hold and use with a single hand for phone calls and browsing, yet it’s large enough for reading text and enjoying video.

Impressive media performance and imaging 
Available with two screen options(¹), the vibrant 7-inch screen delivers crisp visuals with up to 1280×800 HD resolution and IPS(²) technology for sharp, truly vivid colors from wide viewing angles. Plus, customers can do even more with their Iconia Tab 7 thanks to its powerful quad-core processor. Dual cameras ensure users can capture all the most important moments, and it features Android 4.4 (KitKat) and up to 6 hours(3) of battery life.

Tap, swipe and pinch with fewer fingerprints 
With all those taps, swipes and pinches, screens can get dirty quickly, but not with the Iconia Tab 7. Equipped with an anti-fingerprint coating, messy fingerprints and smudges are reduced while also making it much easier to clean.

The Iconia Tab 7 is equipped with a MicroSDâ„¢ card slot for extended storage and easy sharing.  For further storage expansion, users can take advantage of AcerCloudâ„¢ (4) and enjoy seamless sharing of videos, photos, music and documents across multiple devices.

Pricing and availability
The Acer Iconia Tab 7 will be available in Latin American markets at the end of June with prices starting at $1,990 MX Peso; in Europe, Middle East and Africa middle of May with prices starting at €149.-.
To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via