Acer and AT&T are wearing their 'Best Friends' t-shirts as the two jointly debut the new Acer Iconia Tab A501 tablet with AT&T 4G HSPA+ connectivity in the U.S. Armed with a 4G radio, this latest addition to the Iconia Tab family offers up to 4x faster data transmissions, the two companies claim.
Made of thin and light aluminum, the Iconia Tab A501 measures 10.2 (W) x 6.97 (D) x 0.52 (H) inches and weighs 1.69 pounds. Other features include a 10.1-inch capacity touchscreen with a 1280x800 resolution (16:10), Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear-facing camera with flash, 2MP fix-focused front-facing camera, full-size USB 2.0 port, microSD card slot, microUSB port, GPS, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and 16GB or 32GB of memory.
Note that the A501's 4G connectivity refers to HSPA+ instead of AT&T's faster LTE network, which might explain why AT&T didn't jack up the price like it did with HTC's 4G LTE Jetstream tablet. AT&T is selling the Jetstream for $700 on contract ($850 standalone), while the Iconia Tab A501 will sell for $500 (16GB) and $550 (32GB) sans contract starting Sunday September 18, 2011.
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