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Acer Iconia Tab A110 tablet U.S. and Canadian pricing and release date announced

Despite a few previous introductions, Acer has come forward with a release date and price for the Iconia Tab A110 tablet. And in some good news for anyone that happens to be interested, the tablet will be available later this month.
October 18, 2012

This is far from the first time we have seen Acer mention the Iconia Tab A110 tablet. In fact, we had seen an introduction back in June and then another in September when Acer updated the spec sheet to include Jelly Bean. Those bits aside though — the Iconia Tab A110 will be available for those in the U.S. and Canada beginning on October 30. As for the price, expect to pay $229.99.

The price is the interesting part here. We are thinking some may believe it to be on the high-side given the price of the current top Android tablet, the Nexus 7. But that being said, lets cover the specs and let you decide for yourself. The Acer Iconia Tab A110 tablet begins with a 7-inch (1024 x 600) display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot and 2 megapixel front-facing camera.

In addition, the tablet will have goodies to include micro-HDMI, micro-USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a battery that is said to be able to offer up to 7.5 hours of run time. The processor is an NVIDIA Tegra 3 with the Super 4-PLUS-1 Quad Core CPU design with a fifth Battery Saver Core. And we cannot forget Android, which in this case is v4.1 Jelly Bean with Google Play.

All said and done, this tablet does not have the highest of specs. Just for one, the display resolution and internal storage is lower as compared to the Nexus 7. But on the positive side, the Iconia Tab A110 does have micro-HDMI and a microSD card slot for additional storage. The card slot brings support for cards up to 32GB in size.

So there you have it, while we could consider this potential competition for the Nexus 7, those considering a purchase may want to hold off until we see what Google is planning with the price of the 32GB Nexus 7.

[press]Pocket Size Power Player: Acer Introduces Iconia A110 Tablet

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwire – Oct 18, 2012) –

Editor’s Summary:
Acer Iconia Tab A110 is a lightweight, pocket-sized 7-inch multi-touch tablet available Oct. 30 for $229.99
Powered by the latest Android™ 4.1 “Jelly Bean” operating system and NVIDIA’s Tegra™ 3 quad-core processor
Provides up to 7.5 hours of battery life for enjoying movies, books, games and more

Acer America today expanded its Iconia™ Tab lineup with the A110, a lightweight, pocket-sized 7-inch multi-touch tablet. Available Oct. 30 in the United States and Canada, the compact and stylish Iconia Tab A110 is perfect to tote around at all times to read, browse, play games and enjoy media.

“Today’s consumers are increasingly mobile and want easy and instant access to entertainment at all times,” said Paul Tayar, senior director of product marketing for connected devices, Acer America. “The Iconia Tab A110 is another example of how Acer is meeting the needs of consumers, by providing tablet form factors that combine portability and performance for fun and gaming, at affordable prices.”

More comfortable to browse on than a smartphone, the trim A110 tablet is just 0.86 pound and less than a half-inch slim. Easy to hold in one hand for hours of comfortable enjoyment and slender enough to fit in a pocket or handbag, the tablet delivers bright and crisp images for movies, photos, books and games. Featuring a vibrant capacitive multi-touch display with 1024×600 resolution, the A110 ensures optimal screen viewing from every angle — up and down and left to right.

Powered by the latest Android™ 4.1 “Jelly Bean” operating system, the A110 tablet provides faster and smoother performance for applications and widgets. Users can customize and expand their tablet experience with ease using the Android™ Market to choose from hundreds of thousands of apps to enjoy the A110 any way they want. Also preloaded on the A110, Google Play provides users with an entertainment hub and allows one place to find, enjoy and share apps, music, movies and books from across the web. Google Currents provides free online magazines from hundreds of publishers and online.

The A110 comes equipped with the NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 quad-core processor, delivering industry-leading performance and responsiveness for running multiple apps, smooth HD video, fast web browsing and console-like gaming. The tablet’s NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor features a unique Super 4-PLUS-1™ Quad Core CPU design with a fifth Battery Saver Core, which handles less demanding activities, ultimately using less power and improving battery life. The A110 supports long battery life with smart power management providing up to 7.5 hours of battery life1.

Offering superior expansion and connectivity, the Iconia Tab A110 has a micro-USB 2.0 port for hooking up other devices, and a MicroSD slot providing additional storage up to 32GB and easy file transfers. For showcasing entertainment in a larger format, users can easily connect to an external LCD or HDTV via the A110’s MicroHDMI output, with dual display support.
For added enjoyment, a two megapixel front-facing web camera enables face-to-face chats or quick snaps for still photos. Bluetooth® 3.0 technology allows users to wirelessly connect to other devices such as Bluetooth printers, keyboards, headsets or speakers. The A110 also includes 1GB of memory and 8GB internal storage2.

Pricing and Availability
The Acer Iconia Tab A110 will be for sale on October 30 at leading U.S. and Canadian retailers with pricing beginning at $229.99 USD and CAD.[/press]