When AT&T announced at CES earlier this year that they were launching 12 Android devices and 20 total 4G devices this year they were not joking around. Coming to AT&T the second quarter of this year will be the Acer Iconia Tab A501. This Tablet is 4G, has Honeycomb, packs a 10.1″ screen, and boasts a 1GHz Tegra 250 dual-core processor. It will also carry a 5-megapixel rear camera, front-facing camera for video chat, and will have a HDMI port for 1080p video.
To combat AT&T, Verizon will also be launching their version. The Acer Iconia Tab A500. Either way I have to say I’m very impressed on how sleek this device looks. Video courtesy of Phandroid.com below.
Will this device hold its own against the Motorola Xoom or the LG G-Slate? We’ll find out pretty soon. There is not an actual date or price released for this device as of yet. Here’s the press release by AT&T.
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 a 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.
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