Acer announce two new Android tablets

Acer this afternoon have announce six new devices. Some are Android tablets and some are Windows 8 devices. Lets have a look at the Android tablets first, Acer have announced two devices with two variants, so four in total. They have announced the Iconia A1 and the Iconia B1, with both coming in WiFi and WiFi + 3G variations. The A1 is a 7.9″ device and the B1 is a 7″, we actually saw the A1 leaked a few weeks ago and we covered it here.

Acer announce two new Android tablets

The A1 is the higher specced device with the following features

  • Quad Core 1.2GHz processor
  • LED backlit display with IPS technology
  • 170-degree viewing angle
  • 1024×768 resolutio
  • 4:3 aspect ratio
  • 410 grams
  • Measuring only 11.1 mm
  • 802.11b/g/n wireless technology
  • built-in 3G mobile data connection (in the A1-811 variant)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5MP rear-facing camera
  • Front-facing camera
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Micro HDMI
  • Available as 8GB or 16GB versions
  • Expandable via microSD

The Iconia A1 will be available in May for the Wifi (A1-801) model and cost £149.99, the WiFi + 3G model (A1-811) model will be available in July and cost £209.99.

The Acer Iconia B1 is going to be a smaller and cheaper model, the specs for the B1 are as follows

  • 1.2GHz dual-core or quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Android Jelly Bean
  • 17.8 cm (7”) WSVGA (1,024 x 600) capacitive display
  • Front-facing camera
  • WiFi or 3G
  • 8GB or 16GB
  • MicroSD™

The Iconia B1-710 (WiFi) version will be available in mid-June at a starting price of £109 and the Iconia B1-711 (3G) version will be available in end of July at a starting price of £129.

The Iconia A1 seems like the more desirable product, mainly down to the higher spec, but by the time these get to market how far behind will they be? We will almost have a new Nexus 7 and a new iPad Mini on our hands.

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