Looks like AT&T customers are getting another choice when it comes to tablets. Acer and AT&T have just announced the Iconia Tab A501 will be hitting their retail stores on September 18th with pricing starting at $330.00 with new 2yr agreement and $35 monthly data plan. You can also get it for $480.00 off contract apparently but it does mention if you don’t pick the contract you can get monthly Post or Pre-paid data access. It doesn’t really mention if the data is required to get the $480 pricing though. The Iconia is running Honeycomb and it has an Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz CPU in it and integrated GeForce GPU along with a 10.1”, 1280×800 resolution screen with dimensions of 10.24” x 6.97” x .52” and weighing in at 1.69 pounds. I’ve got a bunch of pictures for you of the Iconia and the many accessories that will be available for it.
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.
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 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.
The Acer Iconia Tab A501 will be available at AT&T company-owned retail stores nationwide and online beginning September 18 for $479.99. AT&T customers may also choose to purchase the Acer Iconia at a discounted price of $329.99 after committing to a two-year agreement for a new $35, 3GB monthly data plan.
Customers who do not choose a long-term commitment may still select one of two existing monthly billing options:
- Postpaid: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment will be charged $10 per 1 GB of overage. Customers on the 250 MB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment will be charged $14.99 per 250 MB of overage. Charges will appear on customers’ monthly wireless statements.
- Prepaid: $14.99 for 250 MB or $25 for 2 GB. Customers on the 2 GB plan who exceed their monthly data allotment may choose to purchase an additional 2 GB for $25. Charges will appear on customers’ credit card statements.
Offering the simplicity of a single bill, the postpaid option will show up on customers’ monthly wireless bill after the data is used. The new postpaid billing option will be available online at www.att.com and across AT&T retail locations.
Here’s some pictures of the accessories that will be available at or soon after launch: