The tablet market has taken its sweet time coming down to pedestrian price levels -- and we're talking about tablets you'd actually want to own, not a craptastic knockoff that's bug-ridden and slow as molasses -- but we're finally starting to see affordable slates become the norm rather than the exception. It started with Amazon's Kindle Fire, which some consider a glorified eBook reader, and later this year, Acer will get in on the low-price action with its A110 Iconia Tab.
Owners of the Iconia Tab A200 tablet are able to unwrap Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) today as Acer begins pushing out an Android 4.0 update to its 10.1-inch, Tegra 2-powered slate. The A200 is the first of several Iconia Tab tablets that Acer plans to upgrade in the near-future. The 7-inch A100 and 10.1-inch A500 will both be treated to ICS in April, Acer announced today.
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.