Acer Iconia Tab A501 finally going to hits AT&T on September 18th for $330 price tag with a two-year contract. Acer Iconia A50 Tablet comes with these high level Specs: NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, Android Honeycomb Operating System, 10.1″ WXGA HD Multi-touch Display, NVIDIA GeForce Graphics, 1024MB DDR2 Memory, eMMC 16GB/32GB on board, Dolby Mobile Technology, Wireless, Built-in 4G technology, 5MP Rear facing Webcam & 2MP Front Facing Webcam, 1 – Micro USB 2.0 Port & 1 – USB 2.0 Port, Micro-HDMI Out, Bluetooth. Rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery (3260 mAh), provide up to eight hours of playback for casual games, eight hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of WiFi Internet browsing.
Update: According to engadget “Acer lists the price as $499.99 for the 16GB model and $549.99 for the 32GB version. That’s just the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). It doesn’t say so in the press release, but AT&T confirmed to engadget before they published this story that it will actually be selling the 16GB version only, and for $480 (again, that $330 with a two-year contract)”. Checkout the press release bellow for more.
ACER AND AT&T DEBUT THE NEW ICONIA TAB A501 WITH AT&T 4G
FOR UNTETHERED FREEDOM AND MOBILITY
Acer’s Popular 10.1-inch Tablet Now Boasts AT&T 4G for Super Speedy Data Transmission and
Smooth Video Streaming; Android 3.0 Provides Fast and Easy Browsing, Fun and Handy Apps
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2011 – Acer America announced today that the Acer Iconia Tab
A501 10.1 inch tablet with AT&T 4G mobile broadband and Android™ Honeycomb will be
available to customers in the U.S. via Acer’s national retail and channel partners this weekend.
Designed for both consumers and small businesses, the newest member of the Acer Iconia family of tablets, the Acer Iconia Tab A501 gives customers the freedom to enjoy technology around the clock on the AT&T mobile broadband network. The HSPA+ technology with enhanced backhaul provides up to 4x faster data transmission.
The Acer Iconia Tab A501’s 10.1-inch multi-touch screen provides precise finger-tip control for
leveraging social media, email, productivity applications as well as games and entertainment.
Powered by a NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile 1GHz dual-core processor and integrated GeForce™
GPU, customers can enjoy high-definition video, speedy browsing, multi-tasking, digital media
playback and flash-based sites, games and applications.
“Staying in touch, informed, productive and entertained has never been so easy,” said Sumit
Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “Whether it’s posting a birth
announcement on Facebook or staying connected to the office via email, people are connecting
more online and in a more personal way. The Acer Iconia Tab A501 with AT&T 4G provides our
customers with one of the fastest and most fluid ways to stay on the cutting-edge of technology
and at the center of what’s happening in the world today. The Iconia Tab A501 is not only intuitive, but it’s fashionable, which is important to mobile consumers.”
High-Performance, Feature-Rich Entertainment in a Chic Design
Svelte and stylish, the Acer Iconia Tab A501’s elegant aesthetics tout a high-gloss finish with an
appealing engraved pattern for a flash of style. The Alpine Silver brushed metal aluminum chassis is comfortable to hold and carry. It’s also very portable. The thin and light aluminum design weighs just 1.69 pounds and measures only 10.24(w) x 6.97(d) x 0.52(h)-inches, so it fits nicely in a hand bag, briefcase or backpack.
Designed for HD entertainment, the 10.1-inch capacitive touch-screen tablet is undeniably
accurate and responsive. Its high-resolution 1280×800 TFT WXGA display provides an optimal
80-degree wide viewing angle and the high-color contrast allows customers to enjoy brilliant
HD video in 16:10 aspect ratio. The ample 10.1-inch size is perfect for movies, games, social
networking and scrolling through photos.
Fun on the Run
Dolby® Mobile technology with heightened audio makes the tablet a convenient medium for
listening to online music when connected to a pair of external portable speakers. Via its HDMI
port, customers can also use the Acer Iconia Tab A501 to display full high-definition video on a high-definition big screen TV or monitor. The system offers a full size USB 2.0 port for hooking up peripherals and it also includes a Micro SDHC slot and micro USB port.
Two integrated easy-to-use cameras include a 5MP rear-facing model with flash and auto-
focus for capturing detailed, high-quality video and images. The 2MP fixed-focused front-facing
webcam enables video conferencing over wi-fi and records HD video and comments for capturing memories, which can be shared via social networking sites.
With its 10-point touch display and six-axis motion sensor meter control, this leading-edge tablet smoothly runs premium HD arcade and online games on par with high-end game consoles.
The built-in GPS can be combined with various apps to enable customers to enjoy navigation and location-searches while traveling and driving. Plus, the integrated Bluetooth allows consumers to connect the tablet to a variety of other devices, such as headsets and printers.
Readers will appreciate that the new tablet comes pre-installed with Acer LumiRead and Google
Books™ eReading apps. An ambient sensor enables the Acer Iconia Tab A501 to be used in
many types of environments, while the integrated accelerometer allows auto-rotation between
portrait and landscape modes for viewing movies, websites, games and more.
The Acer Iconia Tab A501 has long battery life with two 3260 mAh Li-polymer batteries that
provide up to eight hours of playback for casual games, eight hours of HD video playback and 10 hours of WiFi Internet browsing.
With two different models available, including one with 16GB of flash storage(3) and another with 32GB, the Acer Iconia Tab A501 gives customers extremely fast access to programs and apps. The Micro-SD card reader supports user-supplied Micro-SD cards with capacity up to 32GB, so customers can download their own digital content, including videos, movies and eBooks.
Customers can connect to Wi-Fi networks via Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless technology. They can also set up multiple email addresses and view Microsoft Office® documents using the trial version of the “Docs to Go” app for getting things done quickly.
Easy Does It with Android™ Honeycomb
The advances in Android™ Honeycomb build on the Acer Iconia Tab A501’s high-performance
design to deliver customers a simple, intuitive and fun mobile experience. Optimized for a tablet environment, the Android™ OS provides fluid, on the go browsing with features that make spending time online fun and productive.
The Acer Iconia Tab A501 can be customized with Android™ apps of the customer’s choice from
the Android™ Market and other Android™-based app sites.
Seamless Home Networking Via clear.fi
Acer Iconia Tab A501 comes with Acer clear.fi, which connects with any other DLNA-compliant
device to quickly and easily share digital media. It automatically detects clear-fi-enabled devices on the wireless home network (smartphones, notebooks, HD media players, etc.) and gathers and organizes media files by type (video, music, photo, pre-recorded TV).
The Acer Iconia Tab A501 will be available in the U.S. at national retail stores on Sunday, Sept.
18. The Acer Iconia Tab A501 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $499.99 for the
16GB model and $549.99 for the 32GB model.