Acer Iconia Tab A200 10.1″ Android Tablet Officially Launched

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2 Dec, 2011 6:53 pm

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Acer has officially launched a their new 10.1 inch Android tablet the Acer Iconia Tab A200 which will be running Nvidia’s Tegra 2 dual core platform.  Initially, the tablet will ship with Honeycomb but will quickly be upgraded in January to Android 4.0.  According to the press release shipments of the tablet started in November to select countries and these tablets will be running Android 3.2.

The Acer ICONIA TAB A200 is running the 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with 1GB of RAM with the option for 8Gb or 16GB of storage. The tablet measures 260 x 175 x 12.4 mm which is much thicker than the Transformer Prime which measures 8.3mm. It’s screen resolution is a standard 1280 x 800 and should average 400 hours of stand by and 8 hours of video playback on its 3260mAh battery.The A200 weights in at 720grams which is lighter than the original Transformer which weights 800gm but the Transformer Prime comes in at 586gm.

The ICONIA TAB A200 has a built in UI layer called the Acer Ring which is meant to improve multitasking by creating 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 and if you wanted you could take some shots of Acer’s Clear.fi in action. Clear.fi is Acer’s own DLNA solution to connect, share and watch media.

If you think that the Acer Ring is familiar you’d be right be actually saw it at Computex back in June running on the MeeGo tablet that never made it to market.

Connectivity wise tablet has a full-size USB port for hooking up other devices and a MicroSD slot for passing data. There is only a 2 MP front facing web camera for face-to-face chats or photo’s, there is no rear facing camera on this device.

There is no word on pricing or which countries the tablet is currently shipping in, but we do know that it will be available in your choice of Titanium Gray or Metallic Red.

Here is the leaked mini movie showing of the tablets capabilities.

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Acer ICONIA TAB A200 Specifications

Size Dimensions 260 x 175 x 12.4 mm
Weight 720 g
Battery Standby time
Video playback
400 hours
8 hours
Capacity Li-Po 3260 mAh, 24.1 W
OS Version Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) starting in November in select countries
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) starting in January 2012 worldwide
Processing CPU NVIDIA® Tegra 2 Dual Core A9, 1 GHz
ROM / RAM 8 GB or 16 GB eMMC / 1 GB
Imaging Front Camera 2 MP
Screen Display 10.1″ WXGA 1280 x 800
Touch technology Capacitive multitouch
Connectivity Wi-Fi® 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth® Class 2.1 with EDR
GPS Yes
MicroSD slot Yes
USB USB: HostMicro USB: Client
Audio output 3.5 mm standard audio jack
Detection Sensors G-sensor
Gyrometer
UI Version Acer Ring
Entertainment Multimedia Gallery, Soundhound, Google Movie Studio, TegraZone
Movie Netflix (US, CA)
Music Google Music, AUPEO!
Reading LumiRead (Global, excluding US), Zinio, Kindle (US)
DLNA sharing Acer clear.fi
Social networking Social network Facebook (web link), Acer SocialJogger
Productivity Push mail EAS – Exchange ActiveSync (Android default)
Office Documents to Go
Cloud Note Evernote
System Protection McAfee VirusScan Mobile

If you want to check out the full press release here it is:

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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