Acer Confirms Android 4.1-Equipped Iconia Tab A110

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Acer has finally revealed its latest 7-inch slate, confirming that the Android 4.1-enabled Iconia Tab A110 will launch in Europe first, with the company staying mum on when the U.S. will see the mobile device.

Acer Iconia Tab A110Clearly meant to compete with other smaller tablets, like the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire, the Iconia Tab A110 is priced at £180 (approximately $292), with some unofficial reports claiming the device will sell for under $200 when it makes its U.S. debut. Acer is obviously aiming this slate at consumers itching for an inexpensive tablet, as its predecessor launched with a £300 price tag.

Tablet Overview

Powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the A110 will sport a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution display, which falls short compared to the 1280 x 800 pixel screens on Google’s and Amazon’s offerings. Yet, Acer’s latest tablet does beat out the competition when it comes to storage, offering additional space to the 8GB of on-board memory thanks to a microSD card slot, which will expand up to 32GB.

With a Nvidia quad-core Tegra 3 chipset under the hood, the next-generation Iconia Tab will pack 1GB of RAM and will feature a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video calling. The tablet will also house connections for HDMI and microUSB.

Until now, Acer has remained coy about the Iconia Tab A110, quietly displaying the Android tablet at Computex 2012 earlier this summer, along with its cousin, the Iconia Tab A210. The A110 is currently available for pre-order from UK e-tailer eBuyer and is said to ship October 1.



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