Acer Iconia Tab A501 to Hit the US on September 18th; Arriving on AT&T 4G Network

September 12, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Tablet fans in the US, it’s time to cheer up. You will soon – on September 18th to be precise – have your chance to lay your hands on the Acer’s Iconia Tab A501. The company has decided to ship the long-awaited tablet on the AT&T 4G network. It seems September will be a busy month for AT&T, as more devices will be rolling out in the month. The Acer tablet is one.

The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet boasts a 10.1-inch multi-touch screen with 1280 x 800 resolutions, a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, dual cameras- a 5-megapixel rear-facing shooter with flash and auto focus and 2-megapixel front snapper for video calling, a full size USB 2.0 port, a micro SDHC slot and micro USB port, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi.

The HSPA+ technology provides 4x faster data transmission thereby allowing easy, fast web browsing. It comes with an integrated GeForce that supports gaming, HD video, multi-tasking, digital media play back and other applications.

The chic slate is enclosed within a stylish Alpine Silver Brushed metal aluminum chassis with a glossy finish. The thin portable 1.69-pound device measures 10.24(w) x 6.97(d) x 0.52(h) inches and is apt for your handbag or briefcase.

It comes with two 3260 mAh Li-polymer batteries promising a long back up. It has two options of storage a 16 GB and 32 GB.

The 16 GB model will be available at two prices- $480 off-contract and $330 with a two-year contract. The company is expected to offer an update to Android 3.1 after the tablet starts shipping.

What are you planning to do with the money you have in your wallet? If you would want to spend those dollars on an iconic device, we think the Acer Iconia Tab A501 would fit the bill.

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