Acer has just announced the Iconia Tab 7, a 7-inch tablet with phone functionality baked in. I know, wild right? Acer doesn’t think so, and will be rolling out the Iconia Tab 7 to Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and parts of Europe for an affordable €149 or 1,990 Mexican pesos. The Iconia Tab 7 packs 3G support, which isn’t surprising given the price point and intended markets.
As far as specs go, the Tab 7 rocks a quad-core MediaTek processor, dual cameras, up to 6 hours of battery life and Android 4.4 KitKat. The Iconia Tab 7 comes with a microSD card slot for memory expansion, and will come with two screen options; one with a 1280 x 800 resolution and one with a 1024 x 600 display. The specs are vague for now, but we can expect to see a full spec sheet from Acer soon.
Any takers, or is 7 inches of phone just too much for you? Talk about deep pockets.
Press release follows below.
New Acer Iconia Tab 7 Combines Tablet and Phone Functionality
Voice calls and 3G connectivity to stay connected everywhere
Slim design with premium look and feel
Impressive media performance and imaging with HD IPS² display and quad-core processing power
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 MicroSD™ card slot for extended storage and easy sharing. For further storage expansion, users can take advantage of AcerCloud™ (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 http://www.acer.com.