Come this summer, AT&T will begin to sell Acer’s Iconia Tab A501 tablet computer.   It plays nice with 4G connectivity and sports a 10-inch 1280×768 touchscreen display, a 5 megapixel camera on the back, a front facing camera for video calls and an HDMI port that support full HD playback on a connected HDTV.  It will ship with Android 3.0 and NVIDIA’s Tegra 250 1GHz dual core processor with integrated graphics.

It’s hard to say if this tablet will “take off”.  Acer’s a little late to the game and they’re competing with the likes of Samsung’s latest tablets, the iPad 2 and Blackberry Playbook.

AT&T Network to Support Acer’s High Performance, Android-powered 4G Tablet

10.1-inch, HD Ready, Android 3.0 4G Device Launching in Q2 2011

DALLAS, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* today announced plans to support Acer’s first 4G tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A501, on the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network beginning this summer.

The 10 inch Acer Iconia Tab A501 will feature the Android 3.0 operating system with Android Marketplace, and an NVIDIA Tegra 250 1GHz dual core processor with integrated graphics for the fastest HD gaming, web and multimedia experience.

Designed for both consumers and small business customers, the tablet will also sport a high-resolution display with a wide viewing angle to view super sharp video and other multimedia content. It will come equipped with a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, a high definition front-facing camera for video chat, and an HDMI port for playing 1080p video on a high definition big screen TV.

“Consumers are seeking cutting-edge mobile computing devices and we look forward to giving them another great choice with the Acer Iconia Tab A501,” said David Haight, vice president of business development, AT&T Emerging Devices. “This tablet is packed with features that will enable HD gaming and exceptional video playback. It offers a first-class on-the-go entertainment experience.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with AT&T on mobile solutions that allow consumers to remain connected and entertained in any environment,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “The Acer Iconia Tab A501 combined with AT&T’s wireless service enables consumers to enjoy their favorite movies, games, blogs and social networking sites on the go.”
Distribution and pricing will be announced at launch, expected in the second quarter.
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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."