Not willing to wait for the IFA tradeshow to start later this week, Acer has unveiled the Iconia A3, a full-size Android tablet.
It will be built around a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 (WXGA) touchscreen with IPS. This will have a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) will be its operating system, running on a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. There will be 16GB and 32GB versions available, either of which can be expanded by a microSD memory card slot.
The Iconia A3 is going to sport a 5MP rear camera that can take snapshots at full video resolution at the same time it is recording a video. It will also be capable of 360° pictures and wide-angle shots.
It is going to include Dolby Digital Plus which is supposed to creating a virtualized 5.1 channel surround experience over headphones. The device will also have external stereo speakers.
There will be a Wi-Fi-only version, plus one with built-in 3G cellular-wireless access. Both will have Bluetooth 4.0.
A built-in micro HDMI port will support video-out, and Acer says the battery will be good for up to 9 hours of video playback.
Pricing and Availability
Acer says the Wi-Fi-only version of the Iconia A3 will be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in early October, while the 3G version will launch in those same regions in November. At this point there has been no word of release in N. America.
The price will start at €250, while the 3G version will start at €300.