Samsung, take note: Acer unleashes its 7″ answer to the Galaxy Tab – but on Honeycomb 3.2. Meet Iconia.
Iconia is powerful – running NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor, on a (1024×600) 16:10 aspect full touch screen, Flash 10.3 for multimedia lovers, high res 5MP auto-focus rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera for video chats, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, and supports Micro SD card.
And if you think this is a handful – you’re right.
At 410g the sleek 7 incher can be held comfortably with a single hand. Iconia also features high-definition 720p videos for quick upload to Facebook or Flickr.
But there’s more. Users can play arcade games, complex 3D games online and watch movies on a big screen TV in HD thanks to 1080p video playback, HDMI out.
Iconia Tab A100 “bring(s) your mobile experience to the next level,” say Acer, boasting Dolby Mobile Technology, multiple connectivity options and is as powerful as its A500 big brother.
Built on Android Honeycomb 3.2 OS, A100 offers “unrivalled portability and high performance,” say its maker.
Apart from usual Android marketplace tools, Acer’s ‘Day Planner’ displaying emails, latest news and weather. The first 7 inch tab in Oz to run Honeycomb 3.2 and hooked up to a PC via USB connection thanks to Micro SD card support, with add-on memory up to 32GB.
The A100 sports a a “trendy” blue cover embellished with a sleek pattern.
Acer are also throwing in $100 of freebie e-books and music downloads from Dymocks and The In Song.
Costing $479 Iconia lands in the coming days here in 8GB/16GB memory options.
Iconia’s arch rival Samsung’s 7″ Galaxy Tab costs as little as $299 here, but the maker just unveiled a spanking new Galaxy Tab 7.7 at IFA Berlin earlier today, offering a stunning set of specs, including a 1.4Ghz dual core processor, 8GB DDR2 RAM and Super AMOLED Plus display.