Acer has just opened a can of worms and announced their new tablet device, the Iconia A500. This bad boy rocks Android, Verizon 4G LTE, Tegra 2, and more.
The Iconia A500 will ship with the latest version of Android, and if Acer knows what’s good for them, that version should be Honeycomb, and not Gingerbread. The tablet sports a 10.1 inch display, but we’re still unaware of the resolution on the thing yet, but if the Honeycomb hardware requirements turn out to be true, the Iconia Tab may be rocking a 720p display. Crazy.
That’s not all, though. You can also expect Acer’s custom UI, a Clear.fi Media share feature, and HDMI port that supports 1080p HD video out. Best of all, the Iconia Tab is only 13mm thick, making it quite thin. This Iconia is wrapped in an aluminum casing, giving it a nice look and feel throughout the device.
While the specs read rather well, we certainly weren’t surprised to hear that this tablet is also rocking the NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU, giving it a true dual-core experience. Android is rather fast on its own but with a Tegra 2 in tow, it’ll fly. Many of the newer devices announced this week will ship with the Tegra 2, so we’re glad that Acer is up to par with its tablet.
The Iconia should be a gaming powerhouse according to Acer – as good as Android gaming can get, that is. Still, the tablet has the specs to take on the rest of the tablet titans that will be announced at CES 2011. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of this guy relatively soon, but no official release date was given.
Is the Iconia Tab the tablet for you? Of course, we’ve got lots to see this week at CES, so we’ll be saving all our opinions on the best of the best until all the dust has settled.
Press release after the break