The Acer Iconia Talk S Tablet Makes Voice Calls, On Sale Soon In Taiwan

November 21, 2014 - Written By Peter Holden

Just over a week ago, the specifications of the Acer Iconia 7 A1-724 tablet leaked out via the GFXBench database, and now Acer have made it official. Acer have also unveiled plans to launch it in Taiwan for around $250 in the coming weeks. There has been a name change, the awkward sounding Iconia 7 A1-724 has been changed to an easier sounding Iconia Talk S, it isn’t great but its a definite improvement.

Let’s just recap what the Iconia Talk S is all about. It has a 7-inch IPS display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, and uses a ‘Zero Air Gap’ design to provide a brighter, sharper picture in sunlight. There is also an anti-fingerprint coating on the display to reduce fingerprint marks and smears. The grunt is provided by a 64-bit Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU that is clocked at 1.2GHz. There’s 1GB of RAM available for switching between apps with 16GB of internal storage. Storage can be increased by up to 128GB thanks to the included Micro-SD card slot. The Iconia Talk S will run Android version 4.4 KitKat at launch but hopefully, with the CPU being 64bit capable, an upgrade to Lollipop 5.0 shouldn’t be too far away.

In the previous article, the leaked specifications said that there was a flash included on the rear of the device, which wasn’t apparent in the leaked photos. We can confirm that while there is a 5MP rear-facing camera, there is no flash. On selfie and video chat duty is a 2MP camera. The cameras aren’t anything to write home about, but they should manage do the job. The dual front-facing speakers should provide a good audio experience when watching your media or playing games on the device.

The Iconia Talk S offer support for Dual-SIM cards, and yes, you would be correct in thinking that the tablet can also be used to make voice calls and send/receive messages. LTE networks are supported, meaning that you can access high download speeds (if your network offers this function). As yet its not known if Acer is planning on releasing the Iconia Talk S outside of Taiwan. So it seems a decent tablet/phone for $250. Would you buy it if it was available in your region? Let us know in the comments below or at our Google Plus page.