MWC 2011: Acer Iconia TAB A500 slate revealed

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Looks like MWC 2011 is set to be a tablet tsunami just like CES 2011 last month. Acer are the latest to announce a brand new tablet device, in the shape of the Iconia TAB A500.

A 10.1 inch device, it’s running Android 3.0, running Acer’s own UI re-skinning on top. Just 13.3 mm thick, the tablet also features 1080p output via HDMI, which it should be more than capable of thanks to a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chip inside. A front camera for video calling and rear 5MP one for stills and video also feature.

Flash 10.1 support will have the Apple faithful reeling, while connectivity options include 3G and Wi-Fi. No 4G though for those lucky enough to have access to the superfast networks.

The tablet is expected to ship in April, though no price has been set yet.

We’ll have a hands-on preview video of the tablet soon, so keep your eyes on Tech Digest for more details.

Gerald Lynch