Acer Releasing A Tablet Called The Iconia Tab A200 With Tegra 2 CPU
Acer has announced that they will be launching a tablet called the Acer Iconia Tab A200. The A200 is powered by the NVIDIA 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and it comes with 1GB of RAM. The A200 has a 10.1-inch display, 1280×800 resolution, and is available in multiple colors. You can buy the A200 in Titanium Gray or Metallic Red. It has a 2 megapixel front facing camera. The tablet has the Acer Ring built-in, which is a multitasking manager that has shortcuts to Google Maps, screenshot functions, and other applications. Acer started shipping the A200 to certain countries in November and the Ice Cream Sandwich version will be available worldwide in January. No word yet on pricing or availability yet. Press release is below:
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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