Acer announced the 10-in entertainment android tablet at IFA 2013. This tablet debuts Acer’s IntelliSpin technology in which the screen changes to landscape or portrait based on user’s orientation. There will be WiFi only version as well as a 3G model.
According to CNet, the tablet is expected to ship in October for the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. No word on the U.S. market.
- 10-inch WXGA display (1280 x 800; 151 ppi)
- quad-core 1.2GHz cortex A7 processor
- 32GB of storage
- 5-megapixel camera (CNET)
- MicroSD slot
- 11 hours of video playback (Press Release; Liliputing is stating “Acer says the tablet should run 9 hours on a charge”)
- 1.3 pounds
- 0.39-inch thick
- Dolby® Digital Plus™
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
The Acer Group is a family of three brands — Acer, Gateway, and Packard Bell. This unique multi-brand strategy allows each brand to offer a unique set of brand characteristics that targets different customer needs in the global PC market. Today, the Acer Group still strives to break the barriers between people and technology. It ranks No. 4 for total PC and No. 3 for notebooks shipments*, and has a global workforce of 8,000 employees. Revenues for 2012 reached US$14.7 billion.
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Liliputing. (2013, September 2). Acer introduces Iconia A3: 10 inch tablet for €249. Retrieved September 2, 2013 from http://liliputing.com/2013/09/acer-introduces-iconia-a3-10-inch-tablet-for-e249.html.
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