We knew Acer was working on a Tegra 2 powered tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich, but thanks to a recent press release, we now have additional details and an official announcement to confirm this tablet. The ICONIA TAB A200 will feature NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core 1 GHz processor, a full-size USB port, a microSD card slot, a 2MP web cam, and a 10.1-inch multitouch screen. A version of this tablet running Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) is reportedly shipping to some countries right now. Acer expects to ship the tablet with Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) in January. For users who get their hands on the early version of the tablet with Honeycomb, a free upgrade will be made available.
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.
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Ice Cream Sandwich? I love those!
A friend of mine has an Iconia tablet and love the thing. He is using the Iconia primarily over the iPad that he owns. Looking forward to this updated version. Any news on a Tegra 3 version?
It will be interesting to see the price drop for the tegra 2 tablets now that the tegra 3 is cooking with gas. Looks like they are trying to feed off of Amazon's idea, affordable tablets. I can see there being a flood of tablets like this in the coming months.
Well! If you have to have a mini laptop or notebook, than this is the stuff to go for.[Y] Although you still will not see me getting one of these at all.[H]
Im kind of confused, will this replace the current same-spec Iconia Tab A500 or will they stay both on sale? Looks that the new A200 is even slightly less attractive than the A500.. It has less storage space and no backside camera...
I'm the same as you gazd1. I've got too much of my cash invested in my future desktop to waste on any of these tablets.