November 23, 2010
Acer 10.1-inch Android tablet

Acer 10.1-inch Android tablet

Today in New York City, Acer held a press event for a range of devices they plan to release in the near future and into next year. There are a couple of interesting tablets to mention, the first of which is a 10.1-inch Android tablet based on a 1GHz processor with Flash 10.1. From studying the picture, it does not appear as though this device is running Google’s ‘tablet friendly’ version of Android yet. Nonetheless, the device will include HDMI output (720p), 1280 x 800 resolution, Acer UI 4.5 and a 5MP rear-facing camera. According to this slide here, there is also a HD front facing camera too. The screen itself is a 1280×800 720P 16:9 HD ready multi-touch with wide viewing angle.

There is a brief appearance from a 7-inch tablet, offering the same 1280 x 800 resolution and a 1.2GHz Qualcomm dual core with Flash 10.1 support. This particular device should be launching in April. However, the most intriguing device as far as I am concerned is this “100 percent smartphone. 100 percent tablet.” Alleged to launch in April 2011, this ultra-wide 4.8-inch screen will offer a resolution of 1024 x 480 pixels. Right now we do not know what version of Android it will run, but it will have an evolved Acer UI. It will offer a 1.3MP front camera, 8MP back camera with LED flash, HD 720p video recording. 6-axis motion sensing and LED edge lighting.

[Source: Engadget]

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.
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