Acer launches Android Iconia Tab

Tablets are a hot topic at Mobile World Congress this year, and Acer is getting on the bandwagon with the Iconia Tab A500.


The super-slim Iconia Tab clocks in with a girth of just 13.3mm and will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google's tablet-optimised OS that we first saw on the Motorola Xoom launched at CES.  Acer however will load its own interface on top, much as its Android handsets feature a custom skin and widgets. Design wise, it has taken a leaf from the iPad's book with a sleek aluminium casing and high gloss finish engraved with subtle texturing.


Multimedia is the main highlight of the tablet, which sports a high-res capacitive 10.1-inch touch-screen with wide viewing angle so that you can view media from almost any angle without losing colour accuracy.  It'll also be preloaded with Acer's media sharing tech, which allows you to wirelessly share content between the Iconia and your home devices.


Via the HDMI port, you can output content at a full high-resolution 1080p for high-def viewing on a bigger screen.


The dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip should pony up faster web browsing, crisp graphics and smooth 3D, HD gaming as well as HD media playback.


Other specs include an HD front-facing camera for video calling, as well a five-megapixel back-side snapper which also be used as a barcode scanner.  It's Wi-Fi and HSDPA enabled for all-rounded internet connectivity.


The Acer Iconia Tab will be available from April, with pricing TBC.

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