Acer is getting ready to release a new Android tablet, that’s clear. It will be called Iconia Tab A200, and we’ve already written about it twice this month. It got both its Bluetooth certification, as well as the FCC’s approval, and it turns out it’s a 10-inch tablet despite its model number being closer to the 7-inch A100 than the previously launched 10-inch A500.
Acer already has the first promo video ready for the new tablet, and this has been leaked. The video highlights the fact that the Iconia Tab A200 is a great way to consume multimedia content, especially thanks to its full size USB port.
The Acer Iconia Tab A200 will probably be the company’s cheaper 10-inch offering for the next few months. Rumored specs include an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor (so not the newer, quad-core Tegra 3), 1280×800 resolution, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. Interestingly, the video doesn’t mention an A201 model, which would be the 3G-enabled version of this tablet if Acer sticks to the naming scheme it used with the A500/A501. That may mean that there won’t be a 3G version, or that Acer simply hasn’t mentioned it yet (so it will launch later).
It’s unclear which OS version the Iconia Tab A200 will launch with. It will obviously be either Android 3.x Honeycomb, or Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Though if this is going to be a lower-end model (at least compared to whatever else Acer has in store for us in the near future), we’re willing to bet it will be Honeycomb. But we’d really like to be proven wrong on this one. We’ll see.
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