Back in March AT&T announced that it would bring the Acer Iconia 501 tablet with 3G/4G capability to it’s network this summer. Hopefully we will see it before September 22, 2011. In the meantime though, UK third party retailer Clove has started to sell the cellular equipped Acer Iconia tablet.
The Acer Iconia is one of the more popular Honeycomb Android tablets. One of the big advantage the Acer brings to the table is it’s onboard USB host slot that allows you to connect USB peripheral devices and even hard drives to the tablet. The Toshiba Thrive also have a host USB port as well. The other more popular Android tablets, the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 don’t feature a USB host port. Although Samsung has an adapter you can purchase that will allow you to connect USB devices.
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The Acer Iconia features:
1ghz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
1gb of RAM
10.1″ screen at 1280×800 resolution
5megapixel rear facing camera
2 megapixel front facing camera
6500 mah battery
Android 3.1 has started rolling out to the Acer Iconia 500 wi-fi only tablet, no word on whether the newest commercially available version of Honeycomb is available for the 501 tablet.
While it’s only available in the UK at the moment we hope to see the 3G/4G enabled version of the Acer Iconia at AT&T stores shortly.