Acer Iconia Tab A500 Comes with LTE Capabilities (Video)

January 6, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Acer is making news at the CES with their Iconia Tab A500 that runs on the Android platform. It features a 10.1-inch 10 point multitouch display and is powered with the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset.

The company has also incorporated a gyroscope which is said to enhance the gaming capabilities of the device. Although there is no mention about the exact resolution of the screen, we know that it is capable of handling 1080p HD videos the built-in HDMI port.

The device is available for preview at the CES and we have come to know that it runs on the Android 2.2 Froyo, but will be featuring the Android Honeycomb once it will be available.

From the previews, the device seems to be perfectly crafted with the solid metal case. The full ten points of contact is said to be excellently tracked by the supremely responsive touchscreen.

It is also coming with a full-sized USB port (as well as micro-USB) on one side and has a dedicated charging socket too. On the bottom it features a dock connector and in total the hardware seems to be impressive.

It is notable that this device is not featuring the standard Android Home, Menu and Back button. But the screen could bring up any visual alternatives with just a swipe at the lower right corner.

Although not found at the CES, this device is expected to offer support for the Verizon 4G LTE network that was launched in December 2010.

Have a look at the video as the device is previewed by Engadget.

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