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Acer Iconia Tab A200 - Officially Announced


Until now information on the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has been quite sparce. But Acer has now made it official statement that the device would be coming soon. The tablet is said to ship in November to some markets and will run Android HoneyComb, but devices shipped in January 2012 will have Android Ice Cream Sandwich in board.

The device will not try and compete with the upcoming quad-core devices, and instead feature a dual-core Tegra 2 chip. It will also have a 10.1 inch WXGA display with a resoltion of 1280 x 800 pixels. The A200 will be 12.4mm thin, weigh 720g and be available in Titanium Gray and Metallic Red.

Acer has improved the software experience on the device by introducing Acer Ring - A skin which sits on top of Android giving quick access to apps and bringing the screenshot feature to your tablet.

The tablet is also said to feature a full size USB port which will allow you to connect your USB drives and access files and photos directly on your tablet. A microSD card slot is also available along with 8GB or 16GB storage options.

While Acer is still to reveal the pricing of the A200 we can expect it to be competitive and similarly priced to the Acer Iconia Tab A500 which was once the cheapest tablet in that range.

While you wait for the latest from Acer, take a look at the official video of the device which follows:


Following is the official Press release from Acer
Acer Presents the ICONIA TAB A200
The tablet for sharing good times with family at an affordable price
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (December 2, 2011) — Acer Inc. announces the release of the ICONIA TAB A200, the company’s latest tablet. Ideal for sharing good times via gaming, e-books, movies, music, photography, social networking and more, this tablet is an amazing hub of activity for people of all ages, and it comes at a very affordable price. Shipments in select countries include the Android 3.2 OS (code named Honeycomb) beginning in November. Shipments with Android 4.0 (code named Ice Cream Sandwich, or ICS) will start in January 2012 worldwide. A free ICS upgrade to current ICONIA TAB A200 users will also be made available at that time.
Priced right and looking sleek from all angles, the ICONIA TAB A200 stands out in Titanium Gray or Metallic Red. The rear side is soft to the touch and features an eye-catching pattern. Made especially for multimedia enjoyment, this tablet packs hardware and apps for loads of fun. Visuals are fantastic on the generous 10.1″ multitouch screen, and even thrilling games run smoothly thanks to the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Dual Core 1 GHz processor and gyrometer.
The ICONIA TAB A200 improves multitasking with the Acer Ring interface for setting easy-access apps from any screen. It also features Screenshot, which quickly captures web images, articles, Google Maps and even smiling faces from video calls. Screenshot can be used in any app on any screen for maximum convenience.
Adapted perfectly for mobility, this tablet has a full-size USB port for hooking up other devices and a MicroSD slot for passing data. A 2 MP web camera enables face-to-face chats for keeping friends and family close at hand wherever you are. Whether on the road or at home, sharing multimedia is easy; you can read an e-book or watch a streaming movie, anytime. For enhanced social networking the ICONIA TAB A200 includes Acer SocialJogger, which consolidates Facebook, Twitter and more.
source - Acer
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